(hat tip to Orac)
Thursday, May 15, 2008
One of the goals when teaching is to "lead forward'; that is create an
environment that sparks interest and wonder. If a teacher can manage to provide
a glimpse into the breathtaking world of life long learnig they are doing their
The "thousand year model" is a great way to introduce astronomy to just
about any one and is an especially good "mini" field trip set up for school
kids. It creates an experiential excersize of our own solar system that seems to
stick with them.
Maybe you know some teachers who might be interested in it if they aren't already aware of it, but try it yourselves if you ever have some time to take a long walk -it's amazing!