Educators

WWT Hubble Lab

The WWT Ambassadors and faculty and staff at Bucknell University have developed a hybrid lab involving both hands-on and virtual activities that focuses on the Hubble Law, expansion of the universe, and large scale structure. This lab, designed for non-science undergraduates in an introductory astronomy class, combines investigation with tactile models in a laboratory environment with analysis of real astronomical data, and detailed visualization using astronomy visualization software. Students are therefore able to both explore the universe on its largest scales and...

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WWT Parallax Lab

The WWT Ambassadors and faculty and staff at Bucknell University have developed a hybrid lab involving both hands-on and virtual activities that focuses on the concept of parallax. This lab, designed for non-science undergraduates in an introductory astronomy class, combines real-time modeling in a terrestrial environment with detailed visualization using virtual environment software. Students are therefore able to both explore parallax as it is viewed astronomically and develop physical intuition for the concept by measuring it in real time.

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Is There a Science Education Research Study my Students and I Can Participate In?

The WWTA team is currently submitting proposals to conduct further educational research in K-12 classrooms.  Please contact Pat Udomprasert or Erin Johnson if you'd like to be added to the email list soliciting education research participants. 

Undergraduate instructors of Introductory Astronomy  interested in helping to evaluate the Size, Scale and Structure concept inventory by administering it to their undergraduate classes should contact ...

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I've Created a New Activity/Lesson Plan that Uses WWT. How Can I Share It with the WWT Community?

WWTA shares lessons with the teaching community through the free website BetterLesson.com.  Join the WWTA group there and share what you've created with other educators and science fans!

Sharing ideas and resources:

  • Have you used WWT in a classroom, planetarium, or other educational setting?  Inspire others by sharing what you've done in the comments below, or send us email.
  • Have you or your students created tours or WWT-related lesson plans that you'd like to share with...

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What Schools Has WWTA Served?

WorldWide Telescope Ambassadors serves schools in the Greater Boston Area.  During the 2013-2014 academic year, students from Vassal Lane Upper School (Cambridge, MA), Diamond Middle School and Clarke Middle School (Lexington, MA)  explored the phases of the moon with WWTA.  

What Are Some Ways to Use WWT in my Science Classes?

We believe that WWT can help students at all grade levels, from elementary school through college.  Here are some suggestions for getting started with WWT in your own classroom.

Get WWT:

See "Getting Started with WWT" to familiarize yourself with WWT's features and how it can help your students visualize and learn about the cosmos.

Projector Classroom Demos:

If you have access to a projector and have WWT installed on a single...

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How Do I Get a WWT Ambassador to Come to my Classroom?

WWTA was created to bring WWT to schools. WWTA has been involved in several middle schools throughout the Boston area for extended periods of time, and many more schools in the Boston area and even beyond for much shorter time intervals. 

What can WWTA bring to your school?

WWTA is always willing to do as much as possible to work with schools. If you have a specific request, please do not hesitate to contact us. We can work with you to create a Guided Tour in WWT specific to your needs or develop all kinds of WWT-related activities for use in your classroom.

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