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ERIC Number: EJ1143254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-May
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
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Discovering New Variable Stars at Key Stage 3
Chubb, Katy; Hood, Rosie; Wilson, Thomas; Holdship, Jonathan; Hutton, Sarah
Physics Education, v52 n3 Article 035011 May 2017
Details of the London pilot of the "Discovery Project" are presented, where university-based astronomers were given the chance to pass on some real and applied knowledge of astronomy to a group of selected secondary school pupils. It was aimed at students in Key Stage 3 of their education, allowing them to be involved in real astronomical research at an early stage of their education, the chance to become the official discoverer of a new variable star, and to be listed in the International Variable Star Index database (The International Variable Star Index, Version 1.1, American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO), 2016, http://aavso.org/vsx), all while learning and practising research-level skills. Future plans are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (London)
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