Science Week Teacher Survey

The following SchoolSpace information sheet and survey will be handed out to teachers at the MSSL Science Week, 15 - 19 March 2004. The completed information sheet and survey must be handed in to organizers by Friday, 27 February, but please amend this page with comments and suggestions until then.

Info sheet and survey:

School Space

SchoolSpace is a proposed initiative that would deliver a wealth of space science materials and data into the classroom. This project would connect scientific databases, educational resources, and computers from schools and universities all over the U.K. Students and teachers could download data from space science missions, upload their own data from the Faulkes Telescope or classroom experiments, and collaborate with other classes and school on labs, projects, and studies. Using Grid technology developed by PPARC, SchoolSpace would give schools access to the latest space mission data via a web browser, including

  • The latest images from Mars
  • Data on the most powerful explosions in the Universe, gamma-ray bursts, as they happen
  • Daily images of the active Sun that show flares, sunspots, coronal mass ejections and more
  • Satellite images of Earth from MSG-1, ENVISAT and DMC for geography lessons

SchoolSpace is in the initial proposal stages, so early input from science teachers would be immensely useful in shaping the project to fit classroom needs. Your help in filling out this survey will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks from the SchoolSpace team!

1. Which Key Stage(s) do you teach?
KS 1 KS 2 KS 3 KS 4

2. Do you teach any space science other than that laid down by the National Curriculum?
No Yes
If yes, please elaborate:

3. Have you considered using space science to reinforce other subjects within the national curriculum, for example, physics, maths, geography?
No Yes
If yes, which subjects:

4. Do you have time to do any more space science?
No Yes

5. Would you wish to cover more space science?
No Yes Yes, if I had time

6. Would you like to see your students collaborate with other classes or schools on space science projects?
Yes, with other classes Yes, with other schools No

7. How do you incorporate IT into science lessons?
Students write up lab or project reports Students play educational games
I research material on the internet Students research material on the internet
Lab data is recorded in a spreadsheet IT is not incorporated

8. In what type of school do you teach?
Independent Comprehensive Specialist Other:

9. How fast is the connection to the internet at your school?
Slow (modem) Medium (ISDN) Fast (broadband) Don't know

10. What kind of teacher training would you like to see for the SchoolSpace project?
Printed tutorial and guide Online tutorial and guide
Hands-on workshops with other teachers Individual training sessions at your school
Regular "brush-up" workshops with other teachers Regular "brush-up" sessions at your school

-- ElizabethAuden - 24 Feb 2004

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