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HR: 1340h
AN: ED13C-0622
TI: Bring the Process of Science to Life! Use Galileo's Historic Observations to Celebrate the International Year of Astronomy 2009
AU: * Roelofsen Moody, T
EM: tmoody@raritanval.edu
AF: Raritan Valley Community College, New Jersey Astronomy Center PO Box 3300, Somerville, NJ 08876, United States
AU: van der Veen, W
EM: wvanderv@raritanval.edu
AF: Raritan Valley Community College, New Jersey Astronomy Center PO Box 3300, Somerville, NJ 08876, United States
AU: Manning, J
EM: jmanning@astrosociety.org
AF: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 390 Ashton Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112, United States
AU: White, V
EM: vwhite@astrosociety.org
AF: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 390 Ashton Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112, United States
AU: Erickson, J
EM: jerick@berkeley.edu
AF: GEMS - Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California - Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science #5200, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States
AB: The International Year of Astronomy 2009 was conceived to honor the 400th anniversary of Galileo's first telescopic observations in 1609. Galileo gave priority to evidence over popular belief. This completely changed the existing world view and formed the basis for the modern scientific process. Galileo's work provides an example of how science is grounded in evidence rather than belief or opinion. The goal of this project is to present K-16 instructors with an alternative to the traditional scientific method unit. We will briefly describe two activities that model Galileo's telescopic observations of Jupiter and Venus and simultaneously build abilities and understandings of scientific inquiry. Participants will learn about activities where students record and analyze data, make predictions, use multiple forms of evidence, and use a variety of models to find support for a heliocentric solar system. Materials will be available for download for those interested in using this in their classroom as well as for the purpose of training other teachers.
UR: http://www.astrosociety.org/education/slooh/teachers.html
DE: 0805 Elementary and secondary education
DE: 0825 Teaching methods
DE: 0830 Teacher training
DE: 0845 Instructional tools
SC: Education and Human Resources [ED]
MN: 2008 Fall Meeting