Programme of "Astronomy@MyPC"

Day 1
Open Education Resources and online communities: What is this and how can schools benefit from it

  • Online Communities
  • Digital Repositories
  • Socially powered Networks

Day 2
Students, scientists or both?

  • Citizen science and real research in classroom
  • Observing the Sun with telescopes
  • Cascais natural park tour

Day 3
Inquiring minds - Mapping the scientific method and using online labs

  • The scientific method in the hands of students: Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate 
  • The use of online labs for education: live example with robotic telescopes
  • Analysing astronomical data with Salsa J.

Day 4
Hands-on data: From small to big ideas in science

  • Hands-on CERN - a live example
  • Planetaria software: Stellarium and World Wide Telescope - A Universe tour

Day 5
Astronomy at my back pack - Astronomy with daily materials

  • Phases of the Moon
  • Planetary Calculator
  • Constellations
  • Home-made spectroscope

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