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ERIC Number: EJ977819
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
Training School Pupils in the Scientific Method: Student Participation in an International VLF Radio Experiment
Denton, J. J.; Denton, M. H.; Kavanagh, A. J.; Harron, H.; Ulich, T.; Denton, J. S.
Physics Education, v47 n1 p64-68 Jan 2012
We report on a school-university collaboration to involve students in the deployment, testing, and operation of a very low frequency (VLF) radio receiver as part of an international network of such experiments. A background to the collaboration is presented, along with a summary of planning and development, and the ultimate deployment of the hardware. The integration and involvement of students in data analysis and testing is discussed and we summarize how students further develop their application of the scientific method via their role as custodians of the experiment. Such enrichment activities allow the students access to carry out non-curricular activities they would not normally have access to. We consider that the project as a whole may be used as a template for other school-university experimental collaborations. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom