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Scientific Inquiry of the Universe through Modern Technology


In partnership with Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute and sponsorship by Cisco Systems students will learn about the remotely accessible educational resources available at PARI.

Project description (objective):

To add to the existing curriculum for teachers on how to use the resources of PARI (Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute) in the classroom. Students will learn about and utilize PARI’s 4.6m Smiley radio telescope to conduct real scientific investigations of the Universe. Online supporting podcasts, activities and quizzes will allow students to conduct first-hand inquiry driven research, thus giving personal value/ownership to the experience.