3D visualization in elementary education astronomy: Teaching urban second graders about the sun, earth, and moon

Zeynep Isik-Ercan, Beomjin Kim, Jeffrey Nowak

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Abstract

This research-in-progress hypothesizes that urban second graders can have an early understanding about the shape of Sun, Moon, and Earth, how day and night happens, and how Moon appears to change its shape by using three dimensional stereoscopic vision. The 3D stereoscopic vision system might be an effective way to teach subjects like astronomy that explains relationships among objects in space. Currently, Indiana state standards for science teaching do not suggest the teaching of these astronomical concepts explicitly before fourth grade. Yet, we expect our findings to indicate that students can learn these concepts earlier in their educational lives with the implementation of such technologies. We also project that these technologies could revolutionize when these concepts could be taught to children and expand the ways we think about children's cognitive capacities in understanding scientific concepts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationKnowledge Management, Information Systems, E-Learning, and Sustainability Research - Third World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2010, Proceedings
Pages500-505
Number of pages6
EditionPART 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 13 2010
Event3rd World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2010 - Corfu, Greece
Duration: Sep 22 2010Sep 24 2010

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
NumberPART 1
Volume111 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929

Other

Other3rd World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2010
CountryGreece
CityCorfu
Period9/22/109/24/10

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Mathematics(all)

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    Isik-Ercan, Z., Kim, B., & Nowak, J. (2010). 3D visualization in elementary education astronomy: Teaching urban second graders about the sun, earth, and moon. In Knowledge Management, Information Systems, E-Learning, and Sustainability Research - Third World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2010, Proceedings (PART 1 ed., pp. 500-505). (Communications in Computer and Information Science; Vol. 111 CCIS, No. PART 1). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16318-0_64