ERIC Number: ED394846
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Project ASTRO: How-To Manual for Teachers and Astronomers.
Richter, Jessica; Fraknoi, Andrew
Project ASTRO is an innovative program to support science education by linking teachers and students in grades 4-9 with amateur and professional astronomers with the overall goal being to increase students' interest in astronomy and science in general. This manual was designed for teachers, amateur and professional astronomers, youth group leaders, and others who teach astronomy to students. It contains tips and suggestions about: what makes a successful partnership, finding a partner teacher or astronomer, partnership strategies and possibilities, expectations and planning, integrating the astronomer into the classroom, getting started and the first visit, roles and responsibilities for teachers and astronomers, involving the school and the community, getting support and publicity, star parties and astronomy clubs, and other good ideas. (JRH)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Partnerships in Education, Science Programs
Project ASTRO, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 390 Ashton Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94112.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA. Directorate for Education and Human Resources.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Astronomical Society of the Pacific, San Francisco, CA.