AAS 203rd Meeting, January 2004
Session 86 Education: NASA's Great Observatories
Poster, Wednesday, January 7, 2004, 9:20am-6:30pm, Grand Hall

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[86.04] Measuring the Impact of the Hubble Space Telescope’s Amazing Space Formal Education Program

J. D. McCallister, B. Eisenhamer (Space Telescope Science Institute)

The Formal Education Team at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., is conducting an impact study to evaluate the effectiveness of its online K-12 Amazing Space Education Program. Using program evaluation methods, the Hubble Space Telescope’s Formal Education Team has collected information regarding where Amazing Space is being used and who is using it. To date, users have been identified in all 50 states including 299 school districts and 193 colleges and universities. The team plans to use this information to further understand how specific audiences, such as colleges of education, use Amazing Space education materials to teach pre-service and in-service classroom teachers. Amazing Space includes comprehensive education support tools designed primarily for K-12 educators. The program began as an education website in 1996 and has expanded to become a program that reaches a broader audience within the education public outreach community, as well as the general public. The primary focus of the Amazing Space Education Program is to communicate useful and creative ways for classroom teachers to integrate the latest Hubble Space Telescope science discoveries into the classroom.

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