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Cite abstracts as Author(s) (2010), Title, Abstract xxxxx-xxxx presented at 2010 Fall Meeting, AGU, San Francisco, Calif., 13-17 Dec.

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AN: ED51B-01
TI: Research in the Classroom with the WISE Mission (Invited)
AU: *Mendez, B J
EM: bmendez@ssl.berkeley.edu
AF: Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
AB: NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has surveyed the sky in four bands of infrared light creating a treasure trove of data. These data will not only be useful to the professional space science community, but also to teachers and students. The education and public outreach program for WISE has been working to create experiences and resources for students and teachers to use WISE data in classroom investigations. Prior to the launch of WISE, we trained a group of ambassador teachers to conduct original research using the Spitzer Space Telescope in partnership with a scientist from the Spitzer Science Center. During the survey operations of the telescope we worked with the International Astronomical Search Collaboration to engage students in confirmation studies of WISE-discovered asteroids and comets. We are now developing resources for teachers and students to access WISE data when in becomes public in 2011 to conduct both original research and laboratory-style investigations. We will describe the WISE mission, its data products, and our efforts to engage students in science by having them do science.
UR: http://wise.ssl.berkeley.edu
DE: [0805] EDUCATION / Elementary and secondary education
DE: [0820] EDUCATION / Curriculum and laboratory design
DE: [0830] EDUCATION / Teacher training
SC: Education and Human Resources (ED)
MN: 2010 Fall Meeting