Sun wonder! non-trivial concepts through day-time astronomy experiments with self-constructed equipment

Shastri, Prajval (2016) Sun wonder! non-trivial concepts through day-time astronomy experiments with self-constructed equipment. I wonder (2). pp. 77-82.

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Abstract

Enchanting is the sight of the Milky Way on a moonless night. Mesmerising are the photographs of the distant universe, brought home to us via the Internet by powerful telescopes like Hubble, Spitzer and Chandra. The sky is accessible to everyone and is a ‘universal laboratory’. However, school hours are nearly always during day-time. Combine this reality with the scourge of light pollution, and practical star gazing within regular school curricula is virtually ruled out - with one exception. Our nearest star, the Sun, can play ‘laboratory’ during school hours! Thus, learning science by doing and discovering can indeed happen with day-time astronomy experiments. The Sun should not be stared at directly - it could harm our eyes. The projection of the Sun’s image described in the activities below is one of the safe methods of viewing the Sun.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science Education, Astronomy, Universe
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Science education
Natural Sciences > Astronomy & allied sciences
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University publications > i Wonder
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2018 15:15
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2018 10:04
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/1257
Publisher URL: http://apfstatic.s3.ap-south-1.amazonaws.com/s3fs-...

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