ERIC Number: ED448035
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Amateur Radio in Space: A Teacher's Guide with Activities in Science, Mathematics, and Technology.
Peck, Sandy; White, Rosalie
This educator's guide contains background information on the Space Amateur Radio EXperiment (SAREX) designed to facilitate communication between astronauts in orbit and students on the ground. Through SAREX, astronauts make scheduled and unscheduled amateur radio contacts from the Shuttle orbiter with schools selected through a proposal process from around the world. These contacts energize students and families about science, technology, and learning. Four hands-on activities in this guide explore concepts related to amateur radio in the areas of science, mathematics, and technology. Information on how to get involved with the SAREX program is also included. (ASK)
Descriptors: Electronics, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, Mathematics Education, Physics, Radio, Science Activities, Science Education, Space Sciences, Technology Education
For full text: http://spacelink.nasa.gov.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, DC. Office of Human Resources and Education.
Note: Edited by Jane George. Guide produced for grades K-4.