The Bradford Robotic Telescope: Its relevance to the Scottish schools curriculum
My remit for this report was to examine whether the Bradford Robotic Telescope could be used to deliver parts of the Scottish schools science and physics curricula.
I have found that the telescope could be an exciting and innovative addition to our teaching in schools, particularly in the Environmental Studies and Mathematics sections of the 5 – 14 Curriculum and in the Space Science unit of Standard Grade physics. In addition the telescope could be used to enhance learning in other parts of the curriculum, particularly Intermediate 2 physics. As well as delivering core content, lessons delivered through the Bradford Robotic Telescope website would deliver many of the key aims, skills and values which are embedded in the Scottish curriculum at all levels (3 – 18).