PAPAS^3 Curriculum in Space Science
- Jose Perez
The Planetary, Astronomy, Photonic, and Atmospheric Sciences in Space Science (PAPAS^3) Curriculum could be used in programs such as the Arecibo Observatory Space Academy, workshops, or any other program for High School Students. It offers guidance for activity and lesson plan preparation in Space Science that meets the educational standards set by Department of Education of Puerto Rico. It Includes Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STREAM) and Project-Based Learning (PBL) concepts using Geogebra. This research was supported by National Science Foundation. I thank all my Arecibo Observatory mentors who provided insight and expertise that greatly assisted the research, although they may not agree with all of the interpretations and conclusions of this presentation. Mentor List: Anne Virkki, Sean Marshall and Flaviane Venditti (Planetary), Andrew Ortiz (Visitor Center), Andrés Díaz (Photonics), Kristen Jones and Nipuni Palliyaguru (Astronomy), and Eliana Nossa, Néstor Aponte, Pedrina Santos, Christiano Brum, and Jens Lautenbach (Atmospherics).