Student Project and Curriculum Based on Light at Night Data Collection

Craine, Eric M. and DeBenedetti, Jennifer C. (2012) Student Project and Curriculum Based on Light at Night Data Collection. In: The Society for Astronomical Sciences 31st Annual Symposium on Telescope Science. Society for the Astronomical Sciences, pp. 215-218.

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Abstract

There is a growing movement in the educational field to promote science, technology, engineering and math studies, stemming from a concern about waning understanding and interest among K-12 students in these topics. STEM Laboratory, Inc. (STEM) has developed a Sky Brightness Meter (SBM) that can be used with ease yet produces complex information relating to light at night monitoring. STEM sees the SBM and its corresponding data archive as a means to involve students in projects that relate to scientific method exploration, makes science more accessible, and encourages a life long appreciation and understanding of scientific endeavors. In this paper we present an example of a project template that could be used by students studying effects of artificial light on sky brightness. STEM has developed several outreach lessons aligned with the National Common Core Curriculum, Systems Thinking concepts and local standards to be implemented in classrooms or independent youth organizations.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 10:21
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2017 10:21
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1382

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