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"Thank you so much for visiting our class on Friday! The kids loved it...they thought it was pretty cool to meet a "real" Astronomer! Thanks again, Janine"

Updated November 27, 2011

Program Benefits

        Teachers will be able to achieve science curriculum goals more easily because radio meteor observations can be made or analyzed indoors during school hours, unlike optical observations that must be done outside at night, in clear weather and during the winter.

        Relatively sophisticated science can be carried out by students at levels appropriate to their grade level.

        Teachers can integrate several areas of instruction (math, science, computers, and use of the Internet) into one project.

        Teachers and students will experience direct support from outside the classroom from project staff who will be available to support teachers with their radio observatories.

        Students will experience a sense of accomplishment when the project web-site highlights the work of students and posts their data as part of the larger data collection process from Edmonton area schools.

        Students will experience how collaborative science projects can be undertaken to achieve results that cannot be achieved on one's own.

        Project activities and accomplishments will be publicized through the media underscoring students' sense of accomplishment and raising public awareness of science.

    More in-depth projects are available (such as observing solar flares using radio equipment) for schools and students interested in pursuing radio science observing further.

 

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and the

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