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Paper: Elementary School STEM Projects with Sky Brightness Measures
Volume: 524, Advancing Astronomy for All (ASP 2018)
Page: 241
Authors: Craine, E. R.; DeBenedetti, J. C.; Craine, B. L.
Abstract: Sky brightness measurements are relevant to STEM projects in elementary school. Temporal variations in sky brightness relate to astronomy, environmental impact studies, and wildlife behavior. We describe sky brightness measurement methodology that has been used in all of these applications and discuss elementary school STEM projects used to address learning goals. We outline possible projects and provide examples of data that can be collected by students. We also discuss how those data can be used to achieve specific STEM learning goals, and how to enable student ownership of the data.
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