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Astronomy Demonstrations

Astronomy Demonstrations

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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Daniel Brownstein
Daniel Brownstein (Faculty)
15 years ago
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.
Tim Duggan
Tim Duggan (Faculty)
16 years ago
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.
Used in course? Yes