Today’s post comes from Kate Meredith who created and recently posted the teacher and student Galaxy Zoo guides outlined here. Kate is a former middle school and high school teacher who considers herself a virtual person in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey database. She has been involved with pilot testing, writing and training teachers to use the database for the past twelve years. She is very excited about how the Galaxy Zoo Navigator tools can help teachers engage groups of students to use images from the SDSS in ways that are fun and accessible.
Guides and help documents for getting started with Galaxy Zoo and the Galaxy Zoo Navigator are available now on ZooTeach. There is something for teachers and students.
- Teacher Guide to Galaxy Zoo and Navigator: Getting in and Getting Started gives teachers all the information they need to get ready to do activities in Galaxy Zoo and the Galaxy Zoo Navigator.
Student Guide to the Galaxy Zoo provides students guidance for classifying in Galaxy Zoo.
Student Guide to Navigator instructions for the Navigator tool and introduction to the graphing tool
Student Guide to Navigator Graphing Tool details information available with Galaxy Zoo images and how to view that information using the graphing tool.
Zookeeping: Examples From the Galaxy Zoo provides a detailed example of the classification questions that are part of Galaxy Zoo.