The transit of Venus: a stroke of luck for teachers Arkan Simaan, the 01/04/04
The transit of Venus across the face of the Sun in June 8, 2004 comes as a gift for teachers of physics, mathematics, history and modern languages looking for a subject capable of appealing to their pupils. This article describes briefly the significance of this phenomenon, its historic and scientific importance and proposes a few ideas for educational activities, some of which are of interdisciplinary and international interest.
(This article, written by Arkan SIMAAN - French teacher of physics and historian of sciences, was published in School Science Review, March 2004 : http://www.ase.org.uk )
Make the most of this rare event on 8 June 2004, which can provide an exciting interdisciplinary project.