Are you looking to bring a unique experience to your classroom? Interested in citizen science and providing the opportunity for your students to talk to a research scientist?
Zooniverse education has been developing Skype in the Classroom lessons to reach classrooms around the world. Skype Education is a free resource for teachers looking to connect their students with educators, other classes, and experts across the globe. You can read more about the development of this program from our August 29th blog post.
Zooniverse will be testing a Skype in the Classroom lesson with about 5 classes between now and mid October. This lesson focuses on the Zooniverse project, Galaxy Zoo. Your students will learn about the role of classification in science and how it is used by Galaxy Zoo scientists. Dr. Karen Masters from the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation from the University of Portsmouth, UK will be our guest speaker. This lesson is best suited for students ages 11-16.
If you’re interested in participating in these test sessions please sign-up be interested either through the Skype in the Classroom or by filling out this Google form.
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My after-school club would benefit. It runs every Thursday from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Would Skype-ing be possible then?
It might be a possibility. Our scientist for these pilots is based in the UK, so that may a bit too late for these initial tests. Fill in the request form and Julie can see of that scheduling will be possible. Thanks for your interest!