Down to Earth: Armageddon in the Classroom

Roche, Paul and Roberts, Sarah E. (2013) Down to Earth: Armageddon in the Classroom. In: Communicating Science: A National Conference on Science Education and Public Outreach. ASP Conference Series.


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The “Down to Earth” educational program developed from a popular series of schools’ talks and workshops delivered to 11–18 year old school students in the U.K. The project now has a variety of online educational resources, including the “Impact Calculator” Flash tool, which uses research code to allow students to create their own virtual impactors and then target (via Google Maps) any point on the Earth’s surface. These online tools and activities are now being linked with an active telescope observing program, being undertaken with the two 2-meter Faulkes Telescopes, and in collaboration with both amateur and professional astronomers from Europe and the U.S.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
RTSRE Related Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 12 May 2017 02:41
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:10

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