Engaging in Astronomical Inquiry / Edition 1


The lessons in Engaging in Astronomical Inquiry reflect an innovative approach to learning astronomy by putting the student at the center of each and every lesson.  Students decide what topics they want to study, create their own research questions, design their own strategies to pursue evidence, and defend their scientific conclusions based on the data collected.  The student learns to think like a scientist.  Requiring no equipment beyond a computer and an internet connection, this unique set of inquiry activities can be used in conjunction with any introductory astronomy text, or on its own.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781429293884
  • Publisher: Freeman, W. H. & Company
  • Publication date: 1/15/2010
  • Sold by: Macmillan Higher Education
  • Format: eTextbook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 179
  • File size: 773 KB

Table of Contents

1. What’s Way Out There? Hubble and Ultra Deep Field   
2. Observing the Sun’s Position and Motion
3. Monitoring the Moving Constellations
4. Inquiring about Earth’s Weather
5. Assessment Case Studies #1
6. Observing Jupiter’s Moons
7. Studying Extra-Solar Planets
8. Observing Features on the Sun
9. Exploring Galaxy Zoo – 1
10. Exploring Galaxy Zoo – 2
11. Assessment Case Studies #2
A. Inquiry Self-Assessment Success Guide
B. Astronomy Mini-Conference Announcement
C. Additional Galaxy Zoo Data Sheets

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