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Approaches to Assisting Elementary Education Majors with Lunar Concepts
A presentation from the 2017 Summer Meeting: Cincinnati, Ohio
In order to prepare the next generation of elementary school teachers to teach astronomy concepts, specific activities are included in their science methods course that use modeling practices to address common misconceptions and alternative conceptions. Accessible materials and electronic simulations are used in sequence to build conceptual models of how the moon progresses through its phases and why lunar eclipses are not a monthly event. This poster documents my efforts toward this task.
Matthew P. Perkins Coppola,