AAS 202nd Meeting, May 2003
Session 12 Engaging the Public: from Museums to the Classroom
Oral, Monday, May 26, 2003, 10:00-11:30am, 205/206

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[12.04] School children as inquiring astronomers in the information age

J. Noel-Storr (Columbia University)

In the light of increased access to ``information’’ and technological tools, I will discuss the opportunities for, and pitfalls of, using inquiry based astronomy activities with teachers in the K-12 classroom. Traditionally astronomical investigations and project work have been avoided as teachers have felt uncomfortable about generating hypotheses and gathering and interpreting data in our field. I will show ways in which astronomers may help to reduce these fears and enable teachers to successfully incorporate astronomy into their active classroom environments.

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