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Paper: Astro-Education Simulations–A Guide to Scattered Resources
Volume: 531, ASP2020: Embracing the Future: Astronomy Teaching and Public Engagement
Page: 430
Authors: Mathews, G.
Abstract: With the end of Flash support in web browsers, a generation of Astronomy Education simulations are becoming unusable. Fortunately, there is a new generation of HTML5 Astro-Education simulations that work on modern browsers, phones, and tablets. In this talk, I present an overview of the extant HTML5 Astro-Education simulations on the web and highlight a few examples, including re-implementations of past Java and Flash simulations and use cases such as:
  • qualitative exploration of relationships between variables,
  • data collection in simulated lab experiences, and
  • analysis of collected or archival data.
I will also briefly outline the resources needed to contribute to the development of new simulations, and highlight gaps in the existing body of simulations.
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