Tag «Moon»

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 …

Learning Critical Thinking Through Astronomy, Week 10

This week was all about observing. Students were assigned Activity0301, which consists of two main parts. The activity, both parts, is to be done from the same location each night. Students are expected to have previously established the four cardinal directions at their respective observing sites. The first part is observing Moon. This can be …

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