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Science SPORE Prize
November 2011

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Folder Folder W31: From Ptolemy to Einstein: Using Simulations to Teach Astronomy
W31: From Ptolemy to Einstein: Using Simulations to Teach Astronomy  (2 resources, 5 subfolders)
AAPT Summer 2012 workshop material.

Abstract: One of the most popular courses in physics is astronomy.  However, the topics taught require visualizations that are not familiar to the typical students in these courses.  To address this issue, we have created a set of flexible resources for the teaching of introductory astronomy based on two- and three-dimensional simulations.  In this workshop, we will describe how to use and modify astronomy simulations.   All of these materials will be distributed on the OSP Collection on the ComPADRE digital library.

In addition to these resources is the Astronomy 105 filing cabinet at:
http://www.compadre.org/OSP/filingcabinet/share.cfm?UID=10133&FID=17533&code=99258E2414
From Ptolemy to Einstein Workshop Schedule
Workshop Introduction and Schedule
Ptolemy and Copernicus Activity Launcher Package
A complete package of materials for the Ptolemy and Copernicus Activity, including EJS simulations and the activity handout.

Folder W31: From Ptolemy to Einstein: Using Simulations to Teach Astronomy Subfolders

The OSP Network:
Open Source Physics - Tracker - EJS Modeling
Physlet Physics
Physlet Quantum Physics