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Authentic Research in the Classroom for Teachers and Students

Rebull, L. M. (2018) Authentic Research in the Classroom for Teachers and Students. In: Robotic Telescope, Student Research and Education Proceedings. Vol.1. , pp. 21-31. ISBN 978-0-6483996-0-5.

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With the advent of research-grade robotic telescopes (and professional archives) coupled with the wide availability of the Internet in schools, getting high-quality data in the classroom has become much easier than ever before. Robotic telescopes (and archives) have revolutionized what is possible to accomplish in the confines of a high school classroom. Especially in the context of new science standards in the US, schools need to be moving towards more project-based learning and incorporating more authentic scientific inquiry, so demand for programs such as this is only expected to grow. This contribution highlights a few of the programs that incorporate authentic research in the classroom, via teachers and/or students. I also point out some recurring themes among these programs and suggest a funnel as a way to think about the ‘ecosystem’ of projects getting astronomical data into the hands of teachers, students, and the public.

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Additional Information:CC BY-NC-ND license. Published 2018-10-17. Thank you to Michael Fitzgerald and Wendi Laurence for helpful comments on the manuscript.
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