Astronomy 101 Thought Questions - Spring 2015

Thought Questions for Astronomy 101 (Spring 2015)
Instructor: Eric Sandquist


Animations of Earth Seasons

Animations of Moon Phases

Animations of Retrograde Motion

Animations of Kepler's Laws

Animations of Newton's Laws


Question Topics:

Compass Directions
Seasons
Planet Motions in the Sky
Motion and Newton's Laws
Rising and Setting
Moon Phases
Kepler's Laws
Gravity
Time of Day
Eclipses
Models of the Universe
Light

Compass Directions


Rising and Setting


Time of Day


Seasons


Moon Phases


Eclipses


Planet Motions in the Sky


Kepler's Laws


Models of the Universe


Motion and Newton's Laws


Gravity


Light


Some of the questions above are taken from the following sources:

J. P. Adams, D. J. Loranz, E. E. Prather, and T. F. Slater. Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Astronomy -- Instructor's Guide, 2002 (Prentice Hall).

E. Mazur. Peer Instruction: A User's Manual, 1997 (Prentice Hall).


Last update: January 15, 2015