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Energize Your Science Classroom Using Authentic Research!

Grade 8-12
8:45 AM, Saturday 6 Feb 2021 CST (45 minutes)
Space Center Houston (Hosting of all events take place on-line-virtually) - Virtual Classroom 1   Virtual session
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Presenters will share their experience working on a Stellar Spectroscopy Research Project using the 2.1 meter Otto Struve telescope at McDonald Observatory, TX, which has greatly affected their classroom teaching and their students’ understanding of the nature of science. Attendees will be guided through a spectroscopy lesson suitable for 8th-12th grade students in Chemistry, Physics, or Astronomy. Participants will be provided with resources to participate and conduct authentic research projects with students that promotes inquiry and collaboration, including learning to access NASA telescope data and collecting data with students using remote telescopes. Professional development research opportunities will be presented as well.
Episcopal High School
Physics/Astronomy Teacher
Norman Public Schools
Science Teacher
Bellaire High School/University of Houston
Physics and Astronomy Teacher and PhD Student in Physics Education
North Greene High School
Science Teacher


00Intro (< 1KB)
Spectroscopy Lab (7.65MB)

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