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written by Doug Hamilton
A collection of animations, simulations, and interactive tools for astronomy students from the University of Maryland.  Topics include astronomical distances, orbital mechanics, and the solar system.  Calculators allow students to explore parameters in both simple and more complicated orbital systems.
Subjects Levels Resource Types
- Astronomy Education
- Solar System
- High School
- Lower Undergraduate
- Collection
- Instructional Material
= Interactive Simulation
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- Educators
- Learners
- text/html
- application/java
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Author: Susana Deustua
Posted: September 28, 2008 at 10:00AM

Astronomy Workshop Tools works best for students in the context of a course, where their instructor has prepped them.  The simulations are decent,  and the calculators are helpful.  This is not a standalone tool, as currently designed.

On the presentation aspect, the tools would benefit from colors and graphics that are easier on the eye than the vivid reds and blues on a black background.

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