NASA in the Classroom – STEM Activities and Incorporating Standards, T&L 900
Technology, Mathematics/Science & Instructional Strategies
The purpose of this workshop is to provide K-12 teachers with NASA education resources, lesson plans, and activities that can be used in the classroom. A big focus of the workshop will be on hands-on learning, and incorporating Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core standards into existing lesson plans as well as the new activities presented at the workshop. As astronomy and space sciences are largely absent from K-12 curriculum nationwide, this workshop is part of an effort to increase the presence of these topics in the classroom, by providing the teachers with the knowledge and tools necessary to do so.
The instructional strategies used will be presentations, interactive tours (like flying the spacecraft simulators, or learning how the telescopes at the UND Observatory operate), taking part in hands-on learning exercises that they will be able to do in their classroom, time in the computer lab (or on their own laptops) to try out various online NASA resources and to search for lesson plans to modify on the second day of the workshop to align with standards, participation in both individual and group work, and immersive learning inside of a planetarium.
The benefits the participants will receive will include a better understanding of space sciences in general (astronomy, planetary science, physics) and increased awareness of the various NASA and space education resources available to them, along with the knowledge of how to use these in the classroom. This will be a very active workshop for attendees, and each will receive tangible resources (posters, handouts, Hands-On-Universe DVD of astronomy classroom activities) as well.
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University of North Dakota
Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211
March 28: 11:00 a.m.- 8:00 p.m. (UND Campus), 9:30 p.m.-11:00 p.m. (UND Observatory)
March 29: 8:45 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Instructor: Caitlin Nolby
Professional Development Credit: 1 - S/U grading
UND Fee: $50