SCIENCE EDUCATION INSTITUTE
Project ASTRO NOVA:
Bringing Astronomers to New Jersey Classrooms since 1998!
Wouldn't it be great if an astronomer visited your classroom or youth group several times during the year, answered students' questions, and helped you meet the
New Jersey Revised Science Content Standards in Astronomy?
What is Project ASTRO?
Project ASTRO is a National Program which creates long-term partnerships between astronomers and teachers or youth group and community leaders. The philosophy behind Project ASTRO is that students learn best when using hands-on inquiry-based activities in combination with a constructivist approach to teaching. The astronomer is a resource for the teacher both in and outside the classroom and provides students with the unique opportunity to have long-term interactions with a scientist. Project ASTRO NOVA has trained over 275 teachers and over 140 astronomers and reached over 75,000 New Jersey students.
- Read about our Project ASTRO Program
( 1-page Flyer in Adobe PDF - 24 kB) (free viewer)
- Read MORE about our Project ASTRO Program (2004 Brochure)
( 4-page Brochure in Adobe PDF - 1.9 MB)
- Read our latest Project ASTRO NEWSLETTER
( 4-page Newsletter in Adobe PDF - 2.3 MB)
Project ASTRO Training
Both Teachers and Astronomers attend a two-day Training Workshop at Raritan Valley Community College.
This year's training was scheduled for Friday/Saturday, February 15/16, 2013. Next year's training date is TBD.
The two full days are filled with fun and easy-to-do activities, ideas for working with your partner, school year planning, and lots of resources.
Bring Project ASTRO NOVA to your students!
Click here for the Teacher Application Form.
Applications are accepted year-round.
Volunteer in a Classroom
- Are you an astronomer? Click for more information!
- Click here for the Astronomer Application Form. Applications are accepted year-round.
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