The NASA/IPAC Teacher Archive Research Program (NITARP) gets educators involved in authentic astronomical research by partnering small groups of educators with a research astronomer for a year-long research project. The science goal of our project was to identify young stellar objects (YSOs) within and around M8, also known as the Lagoon Nebula. Researchers were drawn from six states (CA, IA, KS, MA, MN, MS) and a range of educational niches: pre-service teachers, an education professor, community college educators, a high school andragog, and undergraduate students aspiring to STEM careers in electrical engineering and astrophysics. This poster describes outcomes from the project: public outreach, implementation of astronomical laboratory experiences, NGSS-aligned lesson plans, and professional presentations.
American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts #235
- Pub Date:
- January 2020