With the access to the computers and a seemingly endless supply of images on-line I set my stents out on a hunt.
- Find out what some of the terms are that describe features of the Sun.
- Collaborate with other students about descriptions dealing with the Sun.
- Find images showing examples of the features of the Sun.
- Use the information that they generated to identify features of the Sun on images that I found.
I was amazed. Not only were they excited about looking at images of the Sun, they were looking at images of other things dealing with Astronomy at they were discussing them. There were some images that the students had difficulty interpreting and they even returned to their computers to continue research and eventually decided on the identification of the images. This was becomming a dream for me. I was able to watch a diverse group of studetns start on the same path, find information, put it into an organized format, and then use the information to analyze and interpret additional data. We were doing science! It sure is nice when there is the time to do something right.