The purpose of this project is to promote and facilitate independent research in the elective "Astronomy" unit in the Physics 3204 course. There are a variety of topics discussed in this unit that provide excellent opportunities for students to search the internet and find relevant and up-to-date information.
The project will require students to find internet sites and possibly contact other interested persons via e-mail/fax in order to gather information associated to topics in the Astronomy unit. Also, this project will require students to develop a Web page which will provide information to other schools with an interest in the Astronomy unit.
Learning Outcomes:The information gathered is intended:
This project will require the student to compile his/her information in the form of a presentation to the Physics class. The written report and the class presentation will be evaluated on the basis of the types of information gathered, particularly knowledge of new technologies in Astronomy, methods of acquiring this information and the presentation in class.