Engaging Students with LSST Data
Attention scientists and educators: we want your input! The EPO team has been hard at work developing interactive, online investigations for advanced middle school through college (Astro 101) students. These investigations address common topics taught in introductory astronomy classes while focusing on the LSST science pillars and capitalizing on the strengths of LSST data. Sample topics include variable stars, small Solar System objects, large scale structure, and mapping the Milky Way.
In this session we'll discuss the ways scientists and instructors can participate in the development process. Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with prototype investigations and provide feedback.
Overview of the formal education program
Potential contributions from scientists
Exploration of some prototype investigations
Sample assessment video