Using smartphone camera technology to explore stellar parallax: method, results, and reactions

Michael T. Fitzgerald, David H. McKinnon, Lena Danaia, Sandra Woodward

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Abstract

The use of a smartphone, with both still and video capabilities, to develop the concepts surrounding stellar parallax is described. The hands-on activities generate useful discussion amongst high school students. Reactions of both students and teachers are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)010108-1-010108-8
Number of pages8
JournalAstronomy education review
Volume10
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • educational technology
  • secondary school
  • teaching approaches
  • laboratory exercises
  • education

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