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Authentic Astronomy Research Experiences for Teachers: The NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP)

Rebull, L. M.; Gorjian, V.; Squires, G.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Astronomical Society of the Pacific
  • Country: United States
Abstract
How many times have you gotten a question from the general public, or read a news story, and concluded that “they just don’t understand how real science works?” One really good way to get the word out about how science works is to have more people experience the process of scientific research. Since 2004, the way we have chosen to do this is to provide authentic research experiences for teachers using real data (the program used to be called the Spitzer Teacher Program for Teachers and Students, which in 2009 was rechristened the NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program, or NITARP). We partner small groups of teachers with a mentor astronomer, they do research...
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ACM Computing Classification System: ComputingMilieux_COMPUTERSANDEDUCATION
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