Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC214106 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 地学教材内容論III
Subject Name
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Teaching Contents of Earth Science III
カワバタ コウジ,ウエムラ マコト,ヨシドミ ケンイチ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds7-10:EDU C320
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lectures and Exercises
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 08 : Curriculum and Instruction Sciences
Eligible Students
Keywords Space, astronomical observation, astronomical information, teaching contents of astronomy, space, astronomical observation, global environment, teaching contents of earth science 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Secondary School Science Education
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・By deepening basic understanding of science subjects taught in secondary education (physics, chemistry, biology, and earth science), to be able to explain teaching contents.
(Abilities and Skills)
・Based on meticulous analysis and examination of science education in secondary education (including observation and examinations), to be able to design classes and develop teaching materials. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
This course focuses particularly on space & stars, and astronomical observation among other earth science subjects that are covered by Junior High School Science 2 and High School Integrated Science B. The course will provide students with explanations of the education content of those subjects and a comprehensive explanation of how to handle the education content. Through this course, the students will examine effective ways to learn astronomy. In addition, this course will provide the students with an opportunity to acquire skills to use an astronomical telescope, how to utilize astronomical software, and how to create teaching materials using astrophotography.
Class Schedule Lesson1: History and Meaning of Astronomical Observation

Lesson2: Mechanism and Function of Astronomical Telescopes, Astronomical Observation in the daytime.

Lesson3: Sunrise, Sunset, Equation of Time

Lesson4: Equation of Time ( Exercise)

Lesson5: Turning Force

Lesson6: Celestial Coordinate 1(Horizontal Coordinate), Latitude and Altitude of an Object

Lesson7: Celestial Coordinate 2( Right Ascention and Declination)

Lesson8: Celestial Coordinate 2( Right Ascention and Declination), Exercises

Lesson9: Motion and Appearance of Planets, Exercise Assignment using Venus as an example.

Lesson10: Distance, Brlightness, and Grades of Starts

Lesson11: Distance, Brlightness, and Grades of Starts( continuted), Exercise Assignment

Lesson12: Color and Spectrum of Starts, HR Diagram of Stars

Lesson13: Energy and Temperature of Stars

Lesson14: Energy and Temperature of Stars ( contnued), Exercise Assignments

Lesson15: Structure of the Universe (Summary), Comprehensive Report Assignment

Exercises and Comprehensive Report Assignment at the end of this course
Textbook:第一学習社 「スクエア最新地学図説」¥870 
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Textbook, Handouts, Movies( videos/PC/other image materials),Scientific Calculator, etc.
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
For every lesson, students should review the contents of the lesson, read the textbook, and work on assignments. 
Requirements There will be a makeup class at the end of the semester if we could not finish as scheduled( on 11 February).
Grading Method Students will be evaluated based on attendance, assignments, and reports.
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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