[MSTA ] FW: Stennis Space Center 2013 Summer Workshops for Educators

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Thu May 16 10:39:14 CDT 2013


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>ERC WORKSHOPS AT STENNIS SPACE CENTER
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>The NASA Educator Resource Center (ERC) at Stennis Space Center announces professional development workshops for educators for Summer 2013. K-12 teachers can receive CEUs for these free workshops. Home school educators are welcome, too! Topics include physical science, life science, biology, mathematics, technology, engineering and much more. Workshops are available for all grade levels and are held on-site at Stennis Space Center.
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>STENNIS SCIENCE SUMMER WORKSHOP (3-day): CEUs: 1.5
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>June 4-6, 2013 Grades K-8
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>This three-day professional development workshop at Stennis Space Center is designed to provide an overview of NASA educational resources in a themed approach. Kids of all ages are fascinated with space travel and the challenges we face in exploring space in the future! Learn how to get your students hooked on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) using NASA curriculum guides and hands-on activities. Helps meet state and national standards and addresses learning across the curriculum. Teachers can register for any or all three days in the Stennis Science Summer Workshop series. Each session is 5.0 hours long, and CEU credit will be 0.5 for each day. If all 3 days are completed, the participant earns 1.5 CEUs.
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>All active and pre-service educators are welcome to attend; however, the target grade range for the activities will be kindergarten through eighth grade (K-8).
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>Day 1: Tuesday, June 4: SOLAR SYSTEM
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>Educators will take a tour of our solar system in this inquiry-based STEM workshop. They will develop a better understanding of our neighbors in space by using hands-on activities that will help students learn about their important relationship to Earth. In addition, educators will learn how to construct an easy, classroom-size reusable and portable planetarium. Get ready for this exciting educational adventure through our solar system.
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>Day 2: Wednesday, June 5: ENGINEERING
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>Engineering is all around us. Learn how to bring engineering into the classroom and keep students engaged by providing activities that are content rich and fun too! This session will be a fun challenge with hands-on activities such as developing satellites, building bridges, and exploring Lego building blocks used in partnership with the International Space Station. Learn the engineering design process that NASA engineers use when designing new spacecraft. 
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>Day 3: Thursday, June 6: LIVING AND WORKING IN SPACE
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>How astronauts live and work in space is a fascinating topic to kids of all ages. Engage your class with fun-filled hands-on activities about astronaut training, exercising, working in space, and much more. Using NASA resources, teachers will learn a variety of inquiry-based activities that translate the NASA experience into meaningful science applications for their students.
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>GLOBE ATMOSPHERE WORKSHOP (1-DAY): CEUs: 0.5
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>Thursday, June 20, 2013, Grades 3-12
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>Scientists around the world are studying the weather through GLOBE; your students can help too. Participants will learn how to take the needed atmospheric measurements to better understand our planet's climate changes. The measurements you and your students make through the GLOBE atmosphere program will go a long way in helping everyone understand more about the world's weather. 
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>TO REGISTER: Visit the GLOBE website at http://www.globe.gov/events/workshops. Under "Search for a workshop in your area," select "United States" in the "All Countries" dropdown list. Then select "Mississippi" for the state and click the "Search" button. Look for the location name "Stennis Space Center."
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>ROCKETS AND ROBOTS Workshop (2-DAY): CEUs: 1.0
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>Thursday & Friday, July 11-12, 2013 Grades: K-8
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>If you always wanted to call yourself a rocket scientist, come have a blast at this workshop! Educators will learn about the basics of launching rockets that deliver payloads into space by constructing simple, easy-to-use rockets. In addition, educators will learn about and build several simple robots that demonstrate the types of robots that NASA has designed and launched to the International Space Station and even to Mars. Using NASA curriculum guides, educators will use NASA hands-on activities to study science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) that cover Newton's laws of motion and the basics of engineering. Come excite your curiosity!
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>This two-day professional development workshop at Stennis Space Center is 5.0 hours each and CEU credit will be 0.5 for each day. If both sessions are completed, the participant earns 1.0 CEU. Helps meet state and national standards and addresses learning across the curriculum.
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>All active and pre-service educators are welcome to attend; however, the target grade range for the activities will be kindergarten through eighth grade (K-8).
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>How to Register For Free Workshops at Stennis Space Center
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>To register for GLOBE workshops:
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>Visit the GLOBE website at http://www.globe.gov/events/workshops. Under "Search for a workshop in your area," select "United States" in the "All Countries" dropdown list. Then select "Mississippi" for the state and click the "Search" button. Look for the location name "Stennis Space Center."
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>For all other workshops:
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>Call the NASA Educator Resource Center (ERC) at 800-237-1821 and select option 2, or call 228-688-3338. Please call between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. Unless otherwise noted, all 0.5 CEU workshops will be held 8:30 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break. Please bring your lunch, some workshop locations do not provide food services.
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>Additional information is available on the Stennis Education Website at http://education.ssc.nasa.gov/workshops.asp or contact the NASA ERC by phone at (800) 237-1821 (option 2) or (228) 688-3338 or by email at ssc-nasaerc at mail.nasa.gov.
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