Understanding the Universe : An Inquiry Approach to Astronomy and the Nature of Scientific Research Paperback / softback
A student-active introduction to astronomy, emphasizing inquiry learning so students will clearly understand our universe and the scientific method.
Within-text and end-of-chapter questions check understanding of concepts and require the student to think critically through astronomy-based problems. 'Nature of Science' and 'Detectives on the Case' sections in each chapter encourage students to take on the role of a scientist and so develop an understanding of how scientific progress is made, leading students through a chain of arguments of forming and testing hypotheses, in the context of specific astronomical topics.
By focusing on key topics, the student is able to develop a deeper understanding of the core areas of astronomy.
Math is used to make intuitive points and kept simple by using a two-track system to first describe the logic of the calculation followed by a more detailed example.
Simple illustrations support the text and step students through concepts visually.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 658 pages, Worked examples or Exercises; 39 Plates, color; 28 Halftones, unspecified; 485 Line drawi
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 18/02/2013
- Category: Philosophy of science
- ISBN: 9780521145329