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ERIC Number: EJ912591
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1377
Space Science in Chinese Schools: Solar Eclipse 22nd July 2009
Baruch, John; Huang, Qian; ShongYi, Liu; Li, Li Su; Machell, James; Marley, Scott; Pickwick, Alan; Vlastuin, Marcel; Waley, Vlad; Zhang, Yie Niu
Education in Science, n235 p24-25 Nov 2009
In China, "Space Science" and "Our Place in the Universe" form part of the geography syllabus. Such cultural challenges are part of the everyday intellectual gymnastics necessary to sustain European-Chinese school collaborations. Belle Vue Girls' School in Bradford has an ongoing collaboration with Chang Zheng Secondary School (CZMS) in Shanghai and, at Bradford University, the Robotic telescope (BRT) group has been working with Guangdong Experimental Middle (Secondary) School (GES), a lead school in astronomy. One of the key areas of collaboration is the teaching and learning of one's place in the Universe. One objective is to encourage the children to share their learning experiences with the "Space Book" resource of the Bradford Robotic telescope. Another has been to share the amazing spectacle of a total solar eclipse. In this article, the authors describe their experience of the longest total solar eclipse of the 21st century that happened on July 22, 2009 in China and also the education in China.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China (Shanghai); United Kingdom (England)