AAS 200th meeting, Albuquerque, NM, June 2002
Session 48. Public Outreach
Display, Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 10:00am-6:30pm, SW Exhibit Hall

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[48.03] Summer Fun in the Sun

D. Alexander (Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Lab), D. Noldon (Chabot Community College)

We report here on the development of a program to incorporate a math/science component, emphasizing space science and solar physics, into an existing set of summer activities sponsored by the National Youth Sports Program (NYSP). NYSP provides summer sports and classroom training components to youth whose families fall within federal poverty guidelines. Recently, a partnership between Lockheed Martin Solar and Astrophysics Lab. and Chabot Community College received NASA IDEAS funding to develop a summer curriculum in math and science to augment the already successful program. This provides an opportunity to significantly enhance the experience of the participating students by giving them access to the latest in space data and direct interaction with space scientists. This paper discusses our goals, our approach and the current status of our curricular materials.

We would like to acknowledge funding by the National Youth Sports Program and NASA IDEAS.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: alexander@lmsal.com

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