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Astronomy Demonstrations

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Animations of astronomical phenomena, such as tides, phases of the moon,seasons, gravity, distance. These are bare-bones animations, leaving the explanation of the material up to the teacher or text book. This approach makes the animations usable in college as well as high school and middle school. I will continue to add animations to this site.
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Material Type: Animation
Technical Format: Website, Flash
Date Added to MERLOT: August 26, 2004
Date Modified in MERLOT: November 13, 2017


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Primary Audience: Middle School, High School, College General Ed
Mobile Platforms: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Flash or Shockwave plugin
Language: English
Material Version: Flash 5.0
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Avatar for Daniel Brownstein
10 years ago

Daniel Brownstein (Faculty)

I found this website while searching for lunar phases animations. Wow! Jackpot. Everything from phases to stellar evolution to understanding the physics of astronomy. I teach 9th grade earth science and these are some of the best flash animations I have ever found. I used them this week in class and my students loved them.

Avatar for Tim Duggan
11 years ago

Tim Duggan (Faculty)

I used this site with pre-service teachers, who designed a lesson using it.
Their fellow students then completed the lesson and evaluated their experience
with the site.

My teaching methods students found favorable results with the site. All the
students who completed the work involved in the lesson found the site usable and
educational. Overall, the site was given very high marks, and those who
designed the lesson said they would return to the site again. Thank you.

Technical Remarks:

The common complaint revolved around the videos of star formation, with mention
of the lack of a start and stop button, a restart button, and audio. Otherwise,
good marks.
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