8-10 June 2016
Asia/Bangkok timezone

Solar and Lunar Eclipses Modeling by Using Minecraft for Elementary Students

Jun 8, 2016, 2:15 PM
15m
Room J1

Room J1

Oral presentaion Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology Session VII

Speakers

Mr Chanvit Junngam (Ubon Ratchathani University) Ms Sirithip YingphaiboonsukMs Tawinan Rodhiran (Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University)

Description

Solar and lunar eclipses are astronomical phenomena which is an excellent topic for introducing astronomy to primary school students. We have used Minecraft which is a popular game about placing blocks to construct anything and can make a simple model of the Sun, Moon and Earth easily. The background knowledge of Pratom 6 students (grade 6) has already had about the position of them on Earth and how they see the Sun and Moon. This article will show how students investigate the relationship between Sun, Moon and Earth and when will solar and lunar eclipses occur in their game situation. After class students should draw and write essay about solar and lunar eclipses concept journal. The result will be shown at the conference.

Primary author

Co-authors

Mr Chanvit Junngam (Ubon Ratchathani University) Sukanya Nutaro Ms Tawinan Rodhiran (Ubon Ratchathani Rajabhat University)

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