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December 3-5

Embracing the Future: Astronomy Teaching and Public Engagement

ASP2020: A Virtual Conference

ASP2020: A Virtual Conference
Preliminary Schedule

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Astro-Education Simulations - A Guide to Scattered Resources
With the end of Flash support in web browsers, a generation of Astronomy Education simulations are becoming unusable. Fortunately, there is a new generation of HTML5 Astro-Education simulations that work on modern browsers, phones, and tablets.

In this talk, I present an overview of the extant HTML5 Astro-Education simulations on the web and highlight a few examples, including re-implementations of past Java and Flash simulations and use cases such as:
• qualitative exploration of relationships between variables,
• data collection in simulated lab experiences, and
• analysis of collected or archival data.

I will also briefly outline the resources needed to contribute to the development of new simulations, and highlight gaps in the existing body of simulations.
Conference Strand: Online K-16 Teaching & Learning