36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the (2003)
Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 6, 2003 to Jan. 9, 2003
Susan Hoban , University of Maryland Baltimore County
John Keating , National University of Ireland Maynooth
Joel Sachs , University of Maryland Baltimore County
Daniel Laughlin , University of Maryland Baltimore County
Yelena Yesha , University of Maryland Baltimore County
The Virtual Telescopes in Education (VTIE) project, is providing tools for teaching astronomy in K-12 classrooms using remotely controlled telescopes. VTIE's main goal to promote scientific literacy, including a conceptual understanding of the physical world and the scientific process itself. This paper describes an essential component of VTIE: the Scientific Investigation System for Telescopes in Education Research (SISTER). Students are aided in the preparation of their observing proposal by a novel Glossary Tool for dynamically inducing hyperlinks tailored to a student's reading level, a. Proposal Generation Interface to guide them through the process of formulating a scientific question, and a Paper Writing Tool to report the results of the analysis of the data. In this paper we present the architecture and methodology for SISTER..
J. Keating, D. Laughlin, S. Hoban, J. Sachs and Y. Yesha, "Science Investigation System for Telescopes in Education Research," 36th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, 2003. Proceedings of the(HICSS), Big Island, Hawaii, 2003, pp. 35a.