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Author:Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Description: An education program that helps high school students perform astronomical research in the classroom. Students around the world can request observations from an automated telescope, download images from a large image archive, and and analyze them with the aid of image-processing software, learning the math and science involved in professional astronomy. Teacher support and workshops are part of the project, a set of 7 curriculum units and teacher notes for high school classes may be purchased, and additional classroom activities are available online (e.g. measuring size, brightness, distance, and color. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Dept. of Energy, and the Dept. of Defense.

Levels: High School (9-12)
Languages: English
Resource Types: Lesson Plans and Activities, Public and Government Institutions, Topic Tools Miscellaneous
Math Topics: Measurement, Astronomy
Math Ed Topics: Workshops/Inservice/Training

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