Astronomical Scale of Stellar Distances Using 3-D Models

by: Chuck Fidler and Sharon Dotger

One of the largest challenges of teaching astronomy is bringing the infinite scale of the universe into the four walls of a classroom. However, concepts of astronomy are often the most interesting to students. This article focuses on an alternative method for learning about stars by exploring visible characteristics of the constellation Orion and applying these observations to an inquiry-based modeling project.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 11/1/2010Stock # ss10_034_03_38Volume 034Issue 03

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