Hubble Plots in High School: The Faulkes Telescope Project
Keywords:Physics Education, Science Education, Astronomy, Curriculum UK, Students, Galaxies
This presentation describes the progress of a PhD research project into the impact of astronomy-based education resources on students’ engagement with their physics syllabus. As part of the Faulkes Telescope Project and Gaia Science Alerts, the resources allow schools to “Adopt a Supernova” and track it over time using remote robotic telescopes. Engagement is measured through student and teacher pre- and post-engagement questionnaires, classroom observations and focus groups on a multiple case-study basis.