During this Teach the Teacher Taster event, Dr Rosa Doran will get the audience acquainted with a series of powerful tools to introduce Space Exploration and Astronomy to students of all ages.
The session will be a journey through the Universe starting with our own star, the Sun. While navigating through the Solar System, participants will have the opportunity to see how tools like Salsa J, Stellarium, Celestia, Google Earth, World Wide Telescope and more can greatly enrich the learners experience. The voyage through the Universe will bring data repositories such as the Faulkes Telescope Archives and examples of real research in the classroom will be presented to the participants.
Finally, a series of innovative practices for science education will be outlined and examples of its integration in students' experience will be shared with the audience. Methodologies such as Design Thinking for Education, Inquiry-based Learning, STEAM learning and other models will be presented to the participants.