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ERIC Number: EJ933504
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0269-2465
Watching the Moon from Tenerife
Baruch, John; Machell, James; Norris, Kath
Primary Science Review, n88 p7-9 May-Jun 2005
"Where does the Sun go at night?" or "Why don't the Australians fall off?" are typical of the innocent questions that children ask. A new "Earth and Beyond" primary science learning programme from the University of Bradford is piloting some exciting ways to engage children with these questions and providing opportunities for them to find answers themselves. A unique feature of the learning programme is that children can instruct the Bradford Robotic Telescope in Tenerife to take pictures of the Moon, the planets, their own star-sign constellation or their favourite galaxy of stars via the Internet. These personal images can then be downloaded from the telescope site the next time they log in.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom