The Use of Astronomy in Research Based Science Education
NOAO facilities in Tucson and Kitt Peak support "The Use of Astronomy in Research Based Science Education" (RBSE), a teacher enhancement program funded through the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Education and Human Resources. This four-year project offers a research experience to middle and high school teachers via a summer workshop with extension to the classroom during the academic year. Research-based education is designed to teach science as it is practiced, and is a proven method for effective science education. RBSE is currently in its second year of operation; and results from our 1997 and 1998 programs will be presented. We are seeking mentors from around the nation for teachers who have been accepted into the 1999 program. Mentors are nearby astronomers willing to spend a few hours a month helping RBSE teachers implement the RBSE program in their classroom.
Rector, T. A., Jacoby, S. H., Lockwood, J. F., & McCarthy, D. W. (2000). In J. R. Percy and J. B. Wilson (Eds.) The Use of Astronomy in Research Based Science Education (Vol. 220, p. 386), Amateur - Professional Partnerships in Astronomy. San Francisco: A