AAS 197, January 2001
Session 54. Education and Public Outreach
Joint Display, Tuesday, January 9, 2001, 9:30am-7:00pm, Exhibit Hall

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[54.05] Current Astronomy Topics in the Precollege Science Classroom

C.R. Weehler (San Antonio Independent School District, TX), S. Hart (Pinson Valley High School, Pinson, AL), S.H. Jacoby (NOAO)

High School teachers Weehler and Hart worked with the NOAO Educational Outreach department and staff astronomers to develop a format for delivering current research results and images to the classroom. Goals included timeliness, accuracy, and usability of the information, as well as visual appeal and relevance of topics to the precollege science classroom. The lessons learned and expertise brought to the project by Weehler and Hart have applications to other Educational Outreach projects involving the translation of technical materials to the appropriate level for public or classroom use. Results of this work will be presented, including a reformatted NOAO Current Science Web Page and poster explaining spectroscopy.

This work is funded through a RET supplement to the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduates program at Kitt Peak National Observatory.

If you would like more information about this abstract, please follow the link to http://www.noao.edu/outreach/current. This link was provided by the author. When you follow it, you will leave the Web site for this meeting; to return, you should use the Back comand on your browser.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: outreach@noao.edu

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