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Session 39 - Astronomy Education.
Display session, Tuesday, June 09
Atlas Ballroom,

[39.07] The Use of Astronomy in Research Based Science Education

S. H. Jacoby (NOAO), J. F. Lockwood (Sahuaro High School), D. W. McCarthy (University of Arizona)

The Use of Astronomy in Research Based Science Education

NOAO facilities in Tucson and Kitt Peak support "The Use of Astronomy in Research Based Science Education" (RBSE), a Teacher Enhancement Program funded through the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Education and Human Resources. This four-year project offers a research experience to middle and high school teachers during summer workshops with extension to the classroom during the academic year.

Results from our 1997 Pilot Program will be presented. Mentors are sought for teachers from around the nation who have been accepted into the 1998 program. Mentors are astronomers willing to spend a few hours a month helping RBSE teachers implement the program in their local classroom.

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