Teaching Design And Practice Of Constellation Circuit

Teaching astronomy as part of other subjects in secondary schools – astronomy as a “gateway science”
4th Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Nov. 16, 2022
UTC: 8:25 a.m. - 8:35 a.m.
Thursday Nov. 17, 2022
UTC: 1:25 p.m. - 1:35 p.m.

After studying series and parallel circuits in junior or senior high school physics, students can design and make a constellation circuit. At first, students will learn knowledge of constellations, then choose a constellation and design the circuit diagram of it. Students will consider series or parallel connection, and choose the color of LEDs, resistance value of resistor, etc. After that they will make the constellation circuit according to materials provided by the teacher, such as color ring resistance, circuit board, LEDs, welding equipment. In this case, physically, students will deepen their understanding of series and parallel circuits; in astronomy, they can further understand constellations; in technology and engineering they can design and manufacture circuits.

About Cuilan Qiao

Qiao Cuilan is a professor of school of physical science and technology, central China Normal University. In 2000, she obtained a doctor's degree in science courses and teaching theory. Her research interests are astronomy education based on data and interdisciplinary practice based on astronomy.

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