10-16 June 2018
Dalhousie University
America/Halifax timezone
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ChromaStar: A model star and exo-planet for the classroom

12 Jun 2018, 16:30
McCain Scotiank Auditorium (cap.250) (Dalhousie University)

McCain Scotiank Auditorium (cap.250)

Dalhousie University

Oral (Non-Student) / Orale (non-étudiant(e)) Physics Education / Enseignement de la physique (DPE-DEP) T4-8 Novel Approaches to Promoting Engagement in Physics Classes (DPE) | Nouvelles approches pour promouvoir l'engagement dans les classes de physique (DEP)


Dr Ian Short (Saint Mary's University)


ChromaStar is a responsive physical model star and exo-planet life zone equipped with a suite of virtual astronomical instruments. It runs in a web-browser on any commonplace personal computing device and allows for PER-based methods and lab assignments when teaching astronomy from the High School to the upper University level. Advanced students can access the code through the browser’s developer console. I will provide sample demonstrations with the apparatus. See www.ap.smu.ca/OpenStars .

Primary author

Dr Ian Short (Saint Mary's University)

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