Here, There, and Everywhere: A Case Study of Science through Analogy, Near and Far

Manning, James G. and Hemenway, Mary K. and Jensen, Joseph B. and Gibbs, Michael G. (2014) Here, There, and Everywhere: A Case Study of Science through Analogy, Near and Far. In: Ensuring STEM Literacy: a National Conference on STEM Education and Public Outreach. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, pp. 249-252.

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Abstract

Here, There, and Everywhere (HTE) is a program that consists of a series of exhibitions, posters, and supporting hands-on activities that utilize analogies in the teaching of science, engineering, and technology to provide multi-generational and family-friendly content in English and Spanish to small community centers, libraries, and under-resourced small science centers. The purpose of the program is to connect crosscutting science content (in earth, atmospheric and planetary sciences, and astrophysics) with everyday phenomena. By using different modes of content delivery (physical exhibits and handouts, interpretive stations, facilitated activities for educators, and online resources), HTE helps to demonstrate the universality of physical laws and the connection between our everyday world and the universe as a whole to members of the public who may not identify strongly with science. HTE is part of a series of so-called public science projects created and developed by the Education and Public Outreach (EPO) group at the Chandra X-ray Center (CXC). This paper will outline how HTE fits into the lineage of this particular type of science outreach that aims to engage the greater public in non-traditional venues for science learning and appreciation.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2017 08:04
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1340

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