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Paper: Energize Your Science Classroom with Authentic Research!
Volume: 533, ASP 2021: Sharing Best Practices – AstronomyTeaching and Public Engagement
Page: 23
Authors: Grzybowski, E.; Hickey, J.; Kuper, O.; Newland, J.
Abstract: Presenters shared their experience working on a stellar spectroscopy research project using the 2.1-meter Otto Struve telescope at McDonald Observatory, Texas, which has greatly affected their classroom teaching and their students' understanding of the nature of science. Attendees will be guided through a spectroscopy lesson suitable for 8–12th grade students in chemistry, physics, and astronomy. Participants were provided with resources to participate and conduct authentic research projects with students that promotes inquiry and collaboration, including learning to access NASA telescope data and collecting data with students using remote telescopes. Professional development research opportunities were presented and discussed with participants as well.
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