Investigation into the potential of investigative projects involving powerful robotic telescopes to inspire interest in science
Beare, Richard. (2007) Investigation into the potential of investigative projects involving powerful robotic telescopes to inspire interest in science. International Journal of Science Education, Vol.29 (No.3). pp. 279-306. ISSN 0950-0693Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09500690600620938
The Faulkes Telescope Project and its educational aims are briefly summarised. Research to evaluate its impact in inspiring excitement and interest among students is described. The Faulkes Telescope in Hawaii was used to provide images for assessed coursework based on two of the Faulkes "education/research" projects on galaxies. Students' attitudes to various aspects of using the telescope and to the two galaxy projects were obtained using a questionnaire and free-response comments. The students were found to be enthusiastic about all aspects of the telescope and the idea of carrying out serious science investigations based on the images that they had obtained.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||International Journal of Science Education|
|Number of Pages:||28|
|Page Range:||pp. 279-306|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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