Virtual Solar System Project: Building Understanding Through Model Building
S. A. Barab, K. E. Hay, M. Barnett, T. Keating 2000 Journal of Research in Science Teaching v37 p719-756

This article describes an astronomy course for undergraduates where students use 3-D modeling tools to model the solar system and, in the process, develop rich understanding of astronomical phenomena.

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Subject: Education, Physics:Astronomy:Astronomy Education
Resource Type: Pedagogic Resources:Research Results, Journal Article
Special Interest: Spatial Thinking
Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models, Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning, Spatial Intelligence:3D