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A Review of High School Level Astronomy Student Research Projects Over the Last Two Decades

Fitzgerald, M. T. and Hollow, R. and Rebull, L. M. and Danaia, L. and McKinnon, D. H. (2014) A Review of High School Level Astronomy Student Research Projects Over the Last Two Decades. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 31 . Art. No. e037. ISSN 1323-3580. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20141030-092048777

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Abstract

Since the early 1990s with the arrival of a variety of new technologies, the capacity for authentic astronomical research at the high school level has skyrocketed. This potential, however, has not realised the bright-eyed hopes and dreams of the early pioneers who expected to revolutionise science education through the use of telescopes and other astronomical instrumentation in the classroom. In this paper, a general history and analysis of these attempts is presented. We define what we classify as an Astronomy Research in the Classroom (ARiC) project and note the major dimensions on which these projects differ before describing the 22 major student research projects active since the early 1990s. This is followed by a discussion of the major issues identified that affected the success of these projects and provide suggestions for similar attempts in the future.


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Rebull, L. M.0000-0001-6381-515X
Additional Information:© 2014 Astronomical Society of Australia. Received March 4, 2014; Accepted July 15, 2014. Appreciation goes out to those project personnel who were interviewed or provided important information in the creation of this paper. John Baruch, Richard Beare, Richard Bowden, Bryan Butler, Gilbert Clarke, Rosa Doran, Ryan Dorcey, Eugenia Etkina, Catherine Garland, Katy Garmany, Edward Gomez, Roy Gould, Frederic Hessmann, Suzanne Jacoby, Rick Jenet, Mary-Ann Kadooka, Fraser Lewis, Jeff Lockwood, Philip Lubin, Patrick Miller, Carl Pennypacker, Stephen Pompea, Jordan Raddick, Travis Rector, Dan Reichart, Paul Roche, Rachel Rosen, Phillip Sadler, Jatila van der Veen, Christi Whitworth and Donna Young.
Group:Infrared Processing and Analysis Center (IPAC)
Subject Keywords:astronomy education; astronomy public outreach; history and philosophy of astronomy
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Official Citation:M. T. Fitzgerald, R. Hollow, L. M. Rebull, L. Danaia and D. H. McKinnon (2014). A Review of High School Level Astronomy Student Research Projects Over the Last Two Decades. Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 31, e037 doi:10.1017/pasa.2014.30.
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Deposited By: Jason Perez
Deposited On:30 Oct 2014 18:19
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