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The first moment of lasting excitement: Occultations and Grazes Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D. Online Training, Inc.

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1 The first moment of lasting excitement: Occultations and Grazes Terrence R. Redding, Ph.D. Online Training, Inc

2 Occultations and Grazes? The ah ha moments –Dunham realizing he could see a star passing behind the mountains on the Moon Hal Povenmier –Simplicity versus complex –Video Recording - Degenhardt Sharing the excitement –Plan for success

3 Self-Directed Learning SAREX – NASA - ARRL –3,000 students, 21 schools, seven cities 6 students talk live to the Space Shuttle ARISS – NASA - ARRL –80,000 students essay contest –100,000 will watch the event live 11 students and two teachers will talk live to the ISS

4 Self-Directed Learning: Occultations and Grazes Plan High Probability events for students –IOTA promotes world wide – Occultations and grazes for educational interprises –One a year, announced more than a year in advance –Lesson plans and resources designed to guide teachers through the process of a successful event – Data and learning shared with all Astronomical League tie-in?

5 The First Moment of Lasting Excitement Science Museum – Conducts the expedition? School district conducts the expedition – winning class selected – like a science fair Paul Maley – Global events?

6 Stage vs. Trait to a State of Mind Stage of development. Personality Trait. State of Mind. The explosion of knowledge via the Internet.

7 Summary and Questions First moment of lasting excitement Creating/fostering ah-ha moments SARAX and ARISS events Planning Occultation and Graze events Challenges for IOTA Questions and suggestions


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