The Virtual Observatory and Education: A View From the Classroom

White II, James C. (2001) The Virtual Observatory and Education: A View From the Classroom. In: ASP Conference Proceedings: Virtual Observatories of the Future, 13-16 June 2000, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California.


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The design, construction, and implementation of a national Virtual Observatory will fundamentally change the way a large portion of archival astronomical research is conducted. Such a facility will also offer teachers in grades K-12, and certainly at the collegiate level, a new tool to introduce science to their students. The task of using a virtual observatory in a classroom is not merely one of understanding how to use the facility, however, but of understanding how to use the facility to teach. As important to the teacher as the Virtual Observatory itself will be the materials and instruction available on how to turn the facility into a virtual laboratory for student learning and experiment.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 02 Apr 2017 13:31
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:10

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