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Universe In School_Centre For Excellence-SPACE

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  2. 2. Centre for Excellence <br />in <br />Astronomy and Space Sciences<br />
  3. 3. About US<br />Astronomy and Space Sciences is our Passion and Work<br />The group started its journey in the year 2001. SPACE group is now present in major metropolitan cities of India like Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Hyderabad etc. <br />It is the largest non-government employer in this sector.<br />From being educators in science, we have moved on to being researchers, developers and marketers of science based products and servicesand promote concepts like Centre for Excellence in institutions and Astro Tourism.<br />The journey till now has been enthralling and learning, but what really fires us, at SPACE, is the potential we see in the future. <br />
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  9. 9. Hands – On Science Teacher Training Program organised by SPACE and sponsored by Council of Science and Technology, U.P.<br />
  10. 10. Why Astronomy<br /><ul><li>Astronomy is deeply rooted in almost every culture
  11. 11. Subject for the future
  12. 12. High Public Interest
  13. 13. Great Media Appeal
  14. 14. Fun to take the telescope in the field and observe the wonders of the universe.
  15. 15. Easiest and the most effective medium to popularise science and inculcate Scientific Temper
  16. 16. Learn all fields of science such as Basic Physics, Mathematics, Computers, Geography, History etc.
  17. 17. There is ever increasing possibility of alien life being found and ambitious projects of colonizing the universe have already begun. </li></li></ul><li>Importance of Astronomy in Day to Day Life<br />We use astronomy and its applications every day.<br />For example<br /> Concept of Time, Directions, Seasons<br /> Festivals in India follow the Lunar Calendar like Diwali, Holi, Id <br /> Concept of Navigation, Satellites, Disaster Management etc.<br />
  18. 18. Asteroids discovered by Indian School students for the first time, students measure the circumference of the Earth, students discover the actual IST line near Allahabad, India’s first Eclipse Flight and Cruise a runaway success, many students meet Sunita Williams in India, International Conference by SPACE brings academic celebrities to India, Heliodyssey sets a new precedent for eclipse chasers….. Astronomy and Space Science brought to School Students, innovatively.<br />
  19. 19. Centre for Excellence<br />We have formed a Workable, Effective and Self Sustaining education model that will make it possible for schools to do it.<br />For schools who are looking to have a program that is dynamic, customizable, flexible & catering to the complete school<br />Changing the way astronomy and space sciences are taught at the school level<br />We work closely with the school as a consultant, as a partner<br />Only 50 schools all over India will come together for the year 2011-12, to become a part of this global effort. <br />
  20. 20. The Centre will act as a Resource cum Guide Centre which will implement various initiatives for the school. It will work closely through the teacher with SPACE, all through the year. <br />The Teacher, an Astronomy & Space Science Educator will be recruited in the school; this teacher can be an existing teacher or a new recruit in the school, hired by the school as per its policies. <br />He/ She would be exclusively working for this Centre, the Training of this teacher would be done by SPACE. This teacher will be the implementer and nodal point of various programs being planned. He/she will be working under the guidance and management of SPACE. The KRAs, targets and responsibilities will be set and monitored by SPACE, in conjunction with the school management.<br />
  21. 21. <ul><li> Astronomy Club
  22. 22. Student Workshops
  23. 23. Events
  24. 24. Competitions
  25. 25. Integration with regular school subjects
  26. 26. Tours and Excursions
  27. 27. Seminars and Talks
  28. 28. Community Development Programs
  29. 29. Student Exchange</li></ul>all will be done through this centre in your school. <br />The Teacher at the school will act the Nodal force and Implementer for these initiatives. <br />
  30. 30. Practical Learning<br />
  31. 31. SPACE & Students<br /><ul><li> National Science Day
  32. 32. Equinox and Solstices
  33. 33. Occultation (Eclipses, Oppositions, Conjunctions, Comet Watch etc)
  34. 34. National Hydro Rocketry Competition
  35. 35. HeliOdyssey
  36. 36. KalpanaChawla Quiz Competition
  37. 37. ISS EarthKAM
  38. 38. IYA beyond 2009 Global Projects
  39. 39. Project Dark Skies/Great Indian Star Count/Great Worldwide / Globe at Night
  40. 40. All India Asteroid Search Campaign
  41. 41. Galaxy Zoo and Moon Zoo
  42. 42. Global Astronomy Month
  43. 43. World Space Week
  44. 44. Astronomy without Borders
  45. 45. UNAWE
  46. 46. NASA – Space Settlement Competition</li></li></ul><li>www.space-india.org<br />
  47. 47. For the School<br /><ul><li>Flexibility of Implementation and Scheduling
  48. 48. Dynamic and Customizable program
  49. 49. Implements Hands – On Learning pedagogy (I DO = I LEARN)
  50. 50. The School becomes a Leader School in this domain
  51. 51. International acclaim for implementation of Astronomy & Space Sciences at the school level of education
  52. 52. Global recognition and contribution to Astronomy Education Initiatives
  53. 53. Student exposure (national & international)
  54. 54. Marked increase in the Scientific Temper of students, teachers and general populace</li></li></ul><li>Thank You<br />Contact us :<br />SPACE<br />9250-90-10-20<br />info@stepl.org<br />www.stepl.org<br />www.astrotourism.in <br />

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