Explore the Solar System with Vera C. Rubin Observatory
Tuesday, 15 August 2023 10:30 p.m. MST - Wednesday, 16 August 2023 3 a.m. MST
National Central University
The Vera C. Rubin Observatory Education and Public Outreach team has designed interactive classroom online investigations that require only a connection to the internet. Each contains intuitive tools and visualizations to make it easy to explore authentic data. These investigations work best with students who are in advanced middle school through introductory college classes, and who are new to learning about astronomy. They cover topics commonly taught in an introductory astronomy unit or course. This session will show how to access and use these free investigations, as well as the support materials that come with each, such as an introductory activity, assessments, and the teacher guide. We will explain our design to enhance data literacy and science practices and to increase self-confidence in all learners. We will work through “Surveying the Solar System” as an example lesson and model some teaching strategies for inclusive and active learning.