Tag «lunar illumination»

Learning Critical Thinking Through Astronomy, Week 13

I’m posting this on the Monday after the week named in the title. This week is a slightly short week becuase Friday is a holiday (Veteran’s Day) so the MWF section loses two hours of classroom time. Because of concerns raised by some students and some by me, I rearranged the groups this week. Some …

Planning the Perfect Date…Astronomy Style

Relax…I promise there’s an astronomical connection here! Every semester just after the activity on lunar illumination (my way of saying lunar phases), I give a short lecture on eclipses and then ask the class if they would like to know how to plan the perfect date. This surprising question gets a lot of interested looks, …

Learning Critical Thinking Through Astronomy, Week 12

I’m finally getting a bit ahead this week. This week is all about lunar illumination and Activity0303. This activity is interesting in that students frequently change the questions on the activity to match what they want to be asked rather than what I’m asking them. It’s quite predictable, which could possibly mean my questions are …

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