Astronomical Scale of Stellar Distances Using 3-D Models
Science Scope Volume 34, Number 3, ISSN 0887-2376
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. (Contains 7 figures and 1 resource.)
Fidler, C. & Dotger, S. (2010). Astronomical Scale of Stellar Distances Using 3-D Models. Science Scope, 34(3), 38-44.