STaRS: Space science Teaching and Resource Site

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STaRS: Space science Teaching and Resource Site

Glen Mackie 1,1

1 Carter Observatory, P.O. Box 2909, Wellington, New Zealand$\sim$mackie


A World Wide Web site has been developed by astronomers and educators at Carter Observatory. STaRS, ($\sim$mackie/STaRS.html) is the Space science Teaching and Resource Site and its objectives are to 1) present astronomy investigations for 8 to 12 year olds, and 2) promote topical astronomy and space science studies for a general audience. The educational investigations drawn from local and international sources and the resources provided to teachers are described. The structure and content of the general audience pages are summarized. Details of site promotion and usage and critical comment from users and educators is given.

Keywords: astronomy education

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