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Paper: The Design and Implementation of the Galaxy Component Inquiry
Volume: 436, Learning from Inquiry In Practice
Page: 120
Authors: Montgomery, R.; Kulas, K.
Abstract: Here we describe the design and elements of implementation of the Galaxy Component Inquiry (GCI). The GCI consists of four stations spread over two investigation periods, each of which allows students to learn about four fundamental components of a spiral galaxy: the Stars, the Gas and Dust, the Central Black Hole, and the Dark Matter. We discuss the elements of each of these stations, as well as the whole of the inquiry activity. Finally, we discuss the future changes that could be productively implemented as well as a redesigned version utilized within a typical large lecture course.
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