Denton, James and Denton, Michael and Kavanagh, Andrew and Harron, Hamish and Ulich, Thomas and Denton, Joanna (2012) Training school pupils in the scientific method: student participation in an international VLF radio experiment. Physics Education, 47 (1). pp. 64-68. ISSN 0031-9120Full text not available from this repository.
We report on a school–university collaboration to involve students in the deployment, testing, and operation of a very low frequency (VLF) radio receiver as part of an international network of such experiments. A background to the collaboration is presented, along with a summary of planning and development, and the ultimate deployment of the hardware. The integration and involvement of students in data analysis and testing is discussed and we summarize how students further develop their application of the scientific method via their role as custodians of the experiment. Such enrichment activities allow the students access to carry out non-curricular activities they would not normally have access to. We consider that the project as a whole may be used as a template for other school–university experimental collaborations.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Physics Education|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics|
Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
|Deposited On:||15 May 2012 16:09|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 20:22|
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