Teacher Professional Development in Downey, Calif.
This is a feature from the NASA/JPL Education Office.
09.23.10 -- Free teacher workshops are being offered this fall at the Columbia Memorial Space Center in Downey, Calif. The workshops are a collaboration between the Space Center and the NASA/JPL Educator Resource Center. Interested educators must RSVP to the Columbia Memorial Space Center in advance at (562) 231-1200.
Lunar and Meteorite Sample Certification
October 16, 2010, 10:00-12:00 p.m.
Recommended for teachers, grades K-12
NASA makes real moon rocks and regolith (moon dirt) available for teachers to borrow. The samples are from NASAâs historic Apollo missions. This certification workshop is required in order to bring the excitement of real lunar rocks and regolith samples to your students.
Robotics and the Marsbound Challenge
November 6, 2010, 10:00-12:00 p.m.
Recommended for teachers, grades 5-12
Learn how to use the Marsbound Challenge board activity to teach students how to plan a mission to Mars, practice basic math skills and work in collaborative groups just like real engineers. In this activity, students begin with a $250,000,000 budget and see what they can achieve! On Blooms Taxonomy, this activity is at the evaluation level.
For more information and directions to the Columbia Memorial Space Center, go to www.ColumbiaSpaceScience.org .
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