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About PASSPORT TO KNOWLEDGE
award-winning online resources provide opportunities impossible before
the Internet. Each Module has visually-rich web sites and simple e-mail discussion
groups for teachers and students.
only requirement was to have students directly involved in decisions about
what planets to observe.
recruited 4 of America's leading astronomers as online mentors. Each of
them spoke up, on camera and online, for a particular planet-Jupiter, Pluto,
Neptune or Uranus.
students across America and around the world asked questions of these "PLANET
ADVOCATES", researched each option, and collaborated with each other. Eventually
P2K brokered a consensus to allocate one orbit to distant Pluto, and two
students followed the process of targeting the Hubble. ON CAMERA,
they and the "PLANET ADVOCATES" saw THEIR results for the first time.