What's Educational about Online Telescopes?: Evaluating 10 Years of MicroObservatory.

Gould, Roy R. and Dussault, Mary and Sadler, Philip M. (2006) What's Educational about Online Telescopes?: Evaluating 10 Years of MicroObservatory. Astronomy Education Review, 5 (2). pp. 127-145. ISSN 15391515

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Abstract

The MicroObservatory network of five online telescopes has been used by middle and high school students, their teachers, and the public in all 50 states to carry out a wide variety of inquiry-driven projects. From an analysis of 475 student projects and other data, we report substantial gains in students’ conceptual understanding of what telescopes do, of core concepts in astronomy and physical science, of inquiry skills, and of how mathematics can be used to model nature. Our summary of lessons learned should be helpful to anyone involved in the quest to provide access to powerful scientific instruments over the Internet.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2017 07:07
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:25
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/616

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