Paper Plate Education
Activity: The Tactile Platisphere
(Please see The Platisphere for initial instructions.)
variations of the Platisphere were displayed at the 2000 GLPA Annual Conferencea childrens
version, a tactile version, and a photography version.
Using the tactile version, visually impaired students of Dr. David Hurd
touch the holes of the starfield plate as they would a Braille star chart.
videotape showed Dr. Hurd guiding his students through a lesson in
circumpolar stars and the stars' motion through the hours and through the months.
More photos are at the Photo Gallery- Edinboro.
Contributed by David Hurd.
GLPA Proceedings, 2000, pp. 67-68, with excerpts from demo Paper Plate Astronomy videotape.
[Note: This activity is included in the Paper Plate Astronomy video.]
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