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NASA/IPAC Teacher
Archive Research Program

How it works

I've been involved in many professional development activities and this is by far the best one I've ever done

Chelen Johnson

They Might Be Giants/Ciardi and Howell

They Might Be Giants/Ciardi and Howell

They Might Be Giants are using data from the Kepler mission to classify the brightness changes of giant stars in an effort to understand how the observed brightness variations of giant stars may relate to the different stages of giant star evolution.

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Our Participants Talk About NITARP

  • Palmer

    This experience has reinforced to me the importance of learning science by doing science.

  • Vivian

    [...]It seems that becoming empowered in the language and the nature of inquiry and investigation was also life changing for our teacher participants.

  • Curtis

    After this experience, I’m more aware that beyond just teaching my students good science, my focus should be to prepare them for a career in science.