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Beare, Richard – International Journal of Science Education, 2007
The Faulkes Telescope Project and its educational aims are briefly summarised. Research to evaluate its impact in inspiring excitement and interest among students is described. The Faulkes Telescope in Hawaii was used to provide images for assessed coursework based on two of the Faulkes "education/research" projects on galaxies.…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Investigations, Science Interests, Science Activities
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Beare, Richard; Bowdley, David; Newsam, Andrew; Roche, Paul – Physics Education, 2003
There is still nothing to beat the excitement and fulfilment that you can get from observing celestial bodies on a clear dark night, in a remote location away from the seemingly ever increasing light pollution from cities. However, it is also the specific requirements for good observing that can sometimes prevent teachers from offering this…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Laboratory Equipment, Science Instruction, Computer Uses in Education