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2020

Teacher Training on Teaching Science (Physics) and Mathematics using Astronomy and Astrophysics

Target location: Uganda Target audience: Primary and Secondary school teachers and teacher trainees of Science (Physics) and Mathematics The project will continue the training of teachers initiated by the Network for Astronomy School Education (NASE) training in 2019. The training be conducted online and the teachers will be supported with …

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Time and Data for Tutors

Target location: South Africa Target audience: University graduate students who work as tutors for undergraduates. Universities across the world, including in South Africa, are moving to online means for teaching and learning. While the University of the Western Cape has launched a vast campaign to raise funds for laptops and …

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Lowell Observatory’s Native American Astronomy Outreach Program: Book Club at home

Target location: Navajo Nation/USA Target audience: 4th-6th grade students at Kayenta Unified School District (KUSD), Kayenta, Arizona, USA on the Navajo Nation. NAAOP pairs astronomers/educators with 4th-8th grade teachers to work together with the goal of getting Native students interested in STEM and STEM careers. The curriculum uses Project Based …

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Role of astronomy and space science in fighting COVID-19 and other viruses.

Target location: Ethiopia directly, and the rest of Africa and world indirectly Target audience: – Primary and secondary school children – Students – General public – People with visual or hearing difficulties This project aims to develop educational material and give more information and visibility about COVID-19 and other viruses …

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DIY Universe: A Virtual Science Program for Summer Engagement

Target location: United States but students in any other country can have access to the resources Target audience: Youth, ages 11-18, participating in out-of-school time programs, with a particular focus on groups that are under-represented in STEM (including groups focused on girls), and/or are financially disadvantaged. The Christa McAuliffe Center …

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OAD Injection Moulding Machine – Recycling waste plastic

Target location: South Africa Target audience: SAAO visitors, Schools Waste plastic is a golden opportunity. The project plans to up-cycle plastic to reduce the impact on the enviroment as well as add to livelihood opportunities. The injection molding machine is suitable for a small scale production facility for manufacturing, for …

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