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Session 4 - The WWW and Astronomy Education.
Display session, Monday, January 13
Metropolitan Ballroom,

[4.07] Hands-On Universe

V. Hoette, H. Pack, T. Spuck, B. Rodriguez, R. Lohman, D. Toler, T. Morin (HOU Teacher Resource Agents), C. Pennypacker, S. Gordon, A. Marshall, J. Refling (U. California, Berkeley), J. Asbell-Clarke, T. Barclay (TERC)

For the past four years, with support from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the Department of Defense, Hands-On Universe (HOU) has developed and piloted an educational program that enables high school students to request their own observations from professional observatories. HOU students download CCD images from automated telescopes to their classroom computers and use the HOU- IP image processing software to visualize and analyze their data. HOU also provides comprehensive curriculum that integrates many of the topics and skills outlined in the national goals for science and math education into open-ended astronomical investigations. Over the next several years HOU will be implemented in undergraduate programs, middle schools, and informal science education centers.

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