Astronomy

Astronomy

Student and Teacher Questionnaires

Completion of the surveys is a vital component of the Space to Grow project as one of the main ways we obtain feedback from both teachers and students.   Other data sources for the educational research can be viewed on the Research Methodology page.

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Click the links below for a hard copy of the questionnaires to your desktop and forward the completed hard copies to our Project Officer. These can be reduced to A5 size for faster photocopying.

Student pre survey SSSQ  Student pre survey AKQ  Teacher pre survey SSSQ  Teacher pre survey AKQ

The Post intervention questionnaires are best carried out when all applicable classes who undertook Space to Grow have completed their relevant projects.  NB: In addition to the Student post AKQ survey for all classes, please select the appropriate Student SSSQ version for your class situation with the Space to Grow resources:  Implementing Student post SSSQ surveys or Non-implementing Student post SSSQ.

Implementing Student post SSSQ   Non-Implementing Student post SSSQ and Student post AKQ  

Teacher post survey SSSQ  and Teacher post survey AKQ

Who needs to complete the questionnaires?

Questionnaires need to be completed by all students and teachers in participating schools undertaking or teaching:

  • Years 7-10 Science (the Year group your school teaches the Astronomy topic)
  • Years 11 and 12 Physics.

If you are unable to access these questionnaires online you can print the relevant paper-based versions links above to forward completed hard copies to our Project OfficerPost questionnaires are best carried out when all applicable classes who undertook the Space to Grow project have completed their relevant projects.

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What questionnaires need to be completed?

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Students need to complete all sections of the two pre and post questionnaires: the Secondary Schools Science Questionnaire (SSSQ) Student version and the Astronomical Knowledge Questionnaire (AKQ). Teachers must complete all sections of the pre and post SSSQ Teacher version.  The AKQ is optional for teachers. 

Each page can be saved to allow participants to return later using their individual password in case of broadband 'dropout' or non-completion in the classroom. 

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When should you complete the questionnaires?

 

Questionnaires need to be completed every year on two occasions by both students and teachers.

The pre-questionnaires need to be completed by both students and teachers before starting the Space to Grow projects or their normal topic on astronomy in their Science or Physics classes.

The post-questionnaires need to be completed by both students and teachers at the conclusion of the Space to Grow projects or at the end of the astronomy topic covered within their Science or Physics classes.  Post questionnaire online access only becomes available when the pre survey questionnaires have been completed.

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Why should you complete the questionnaires?

Teachers, we will automatically mark the Astronomical Knowledge Questionnaire.  We can email you the pre/post-questionnaire results for your students within 48 hours, provided the AKQ is completed online.  Email Carolyn Dow when your students have completed the pre and post SSSQ and AKQ questionnaires.

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How to complete the questionnaires

Questionnaires can be completed online by clicking on the relevant link/button above and following the prompts. If you are unable to access these questionnaires online you can print the relevant paper-based versions using the links and forwarding completed hard copies to our Project Manager.

Please note, processing the paper-based versions will take some time and we cannot guarantee the teacher rapid feedback.

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