Published: March 15, 2007
Ms. Dowdy is working on the data reduction, and has incorporated some discussion of Spitzer data and use of IR as an imaging tool into her Astronomy class. She would like to expand this much more. She has discussed her Spitzer project with all of her students and would really like to develop a research project for students with this data by next year. Ms. Dowdy feels that her involvement with the Spitzer program could spin off in a lot of directions. It has potential to become a cross-curricular project with mathematics, and an entire research project for her students.
Ms. Dowdy is working with her district to do a session with elementary teachers. She is also trying to work out a plan with Kentucky's NEED program to offer something through them as well. These should both take place this summer.