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Children's University

The University of Manchester is keen on interacting with local schools to increase public understanding of science (as well as arts and humanities) and encourage more children to consider higher education as an option, particularly in inner city areas where it is not a "traditional" path.

One thing they have been working on for a while is the Children's University project. They have been putting together a series of web-based activities, starting with astronomy as a test subject, intended for Key Stage 2 (7 to 11 year-olds) and some of the activities are now online. There is going to be an interactive "Ask an Astronomer" section as well where students can ask questions and get a response from a real astronomer at Jodrell Bank.

Posted by Megan on Monday 10th Oct 2005 (17:44 UTC) | Add a comment | Permalink

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