Online Conference

Smithsonian: "Do-It-Yourself Astrophotography: Applications for the Classroom & Beyond"

The MicroObservatory telescopes can be used in a variety of ways to facilitate powerful STEM learning for your students - come learn how to use it with your students.

Date:

July 10, 2013

Time:

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm EDT

Location:

Smithsonian Conferences

Sponsor:

Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access

Description

In this educators’ session, teachers will learn ways to facilitate powerful STEM learning for students alongside the Smithsonian through project-based learning. Learn how to help students create public Astrophotography exhibitions, authentic investigations of moon phases, light and color, or size and scale in the universe. And much more!

The MicroObservatory online telescope network provides an innovative tool for engaging students in important scientific practices as they explore key Earth and Space Science concepts.

From project-based learning that engages students in creating their own public Astrophotography exhibitions, to authentic investigations of moon phases, light and color, or size and scale in the universe—the MicroObservatory telescopes can be used in a variety of ways to facilitate powerful STEM learning for your students alongside the Smithsonian.

Students can complete Smithsonian Quests based on the conferences and earn digital badges, such as the Astrophotographer badge, where you can try your own hand at capturing an image of Solar System objects, stars, nebulas, and galaxies using the MicroObservatory online telescope, as well as enhancing the image, comparing the image to a professional’s and interpreting what the image shows.

The 2013 Smithsonian Online Education Conference Series provides an online space for teachers and students to interact with Smithsonian experts and make connections from textbooks to today’s world.

All Online Conferences are free and open to the public. Registration is required to participate.

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