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Topic: Moon Observations

Topic Posted by: Melissa Cheung
Date Posted: Mon Feb 15 5:09:06 US/Eastern 1999
Topic Description: Has keeping a Moon Journal helped you umderstand the Moon's behavior or has it made it seem more puzzling? Here's a chance for you to pose questions and share insights about your moon observations.

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Posted by: liane ([email protected] )
Date posted: Fri Mar 5 14:43:02 US/Eastern 1999
Subject: moon
The results show that we really don't know what happens to the moon! We think we notice it, but really don't. One thing I found surprising is that there were hardly any "Don't know" answers! We think we know it all! Does any one know what the moon that is visible during the day is called?


Subject: teaching/learning/moon/dark
Reply Posted by: Diane Lonergan ([email protected] )
Organization: Bedford School District - Memorial School
Date Posted: Mon Mar 8 9:25:08 US/Eastern 1999
This has gotten me thinking about the video clip with Karen. She's convinced eventually she will see in a totally dark room. How many other misconceptions do we all labor under because we were only taught to memorize and/or accept, but not to reason out for ourselves? Eleanor Duckworth's articles begin to address this, as does the discussion on scientific constructivism. Meanwhile, school districts are under pressure to improve scores on standardized tests which reinforce the memorization-without-comprehension route of education. How can educators change the public's mind about what good learning is? Or are our efforts just "seeing in the dark"?

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