Building a Global Education and Science System Based on Modest-Aperture Telescopes: The Hands-On Universe System

Pennypacker, Carlton R. and Barclay, Tim (2003) Building a Global Education and Science System Based on Modest-Aperture Telescopes: The Hands-On Universe System. In: The Future of Small Telescopes in the New Millennium. Astrophysics and Space Science Library, 2 . Springer (Kluwer Academic Publishers), Netherlands, pp. 121-126. ISBN 978-1-4020-0951-8

[img] Text
Pennypacker2003.pdf
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (765kB)
Official URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-94-01...

Abstract

Hands-On Universe (HOU) has taken important steps to enable research and inquiry-based astronomical explorations by typical teachers and students in classrooms using astronomical images from modest aperture telescopes. To facilitate this level of success in the classroom curricula, student and teacher friendly software, teacher training workshops, a growing telescope network, and web pages for communication and data management have been built, with National Science Foundation funding. Our evaluations indicate that after an HOD teacher workshop, teachers are comfortable teaching HOD to their students. One of HOD’s highest goals is to integrate astronomy research and technology with the day-to-day activities of the classroom. Pilot research efforts within the HOD program have proven that students can make original contributions to astronomy research.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Mr Saeed Salimpour
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2017 15:33
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2018 16:00
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/519

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item