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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 …

Learning Critical Thinking Through Astronomy, Week 11

This week was mostly devoted to informal formative assessment (I’m really beginning to hate those words). Students were asked to explain aspects of a stick’s shadow’s behavior in terms of, for example, Sun’s diurnal and annual motions. Example questions would be something like: “In one sentence, explain why a stick’s noon shadow changes length during …

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