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Paper: Comet Inquiry in Action: Developing Conceptual Understanding of Comets through Stardust and Deep Impact Mission EPO Activities
Volume: 457, Connecting People to Science
Page: 233
Authors: Feaga, L.; Warner, E.; Ristvey, J.; Cobb, W.; Meyer, A.
Abstract: NASA Discovery Program missions to comets—Deep Impact and Stardust, and their extended missions—are the rich source that their respective Education and Public Outreach teams mine to convey investigative concepts to K–12 students. Specially designed curricular activities strive to be engaging and represent science authentically. Even more, they unpack complex science content so students' conceptual understanding can develop. Multimedia elements—interactives, interviews, and games—enhance an educator's toolbox of materials used to reach diverse audiences and deepen understanding.
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