NASA Educator Treks in NC

There are still spaces in all three NASA Educator Treks at the Museum! Join us for a day of engaging activities and take away materials and ideas to use in the classroom. To register, please fill out and mail registration form and deposit. The registration form is online at:

http://files.naturalsciences.org/education/Ed_Trek_reg_form_2012.pdf

NASA Educator Trek: Exploring Atmospheres with LADEE

Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC Saturday, January 25, 2014 Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost: $25 deposit (deposit will be returned at workshop, please send separate check if registering for multiple workshops) Does the Moon have an atmosphere? Explore NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere Dust Environment Explorer and compare atmospheres on Earth, the Moon and Mars. Discover the similarities and differences between the Earth’s atmosphere and those of other planets and celestial bodies. Explore the variety of landing methods used create landers by working through NASA Engineering Challenge’s ‘Touchdown Challenge’. Discover ways to include science, technology, engineering and math in your classroom as we explore the Moon and learn about atmospheres.

NASA Educator Trek: The Evolution of Technology

Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC Saturday, February 8, 2014 – *Note date change! Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost: $25 deposit (deposit will be returned at workshop, please send separate check if registering for multiple workshops) Our knowledge of the world and our understanding of the universe has changed in many exciting ways with the advancement of technology. Travel through time with NASA education specialists and discover how ‘what we know’ has evolved with technology. Rediscover the history of flight, racing, solar system exploration and Earth System Science and learn how technological advances have changed our everyday lives. Become a researcher and discover a strange new planet and rediscover Earth’s Energy Budget. See how observations of these new planets change as technology advances. Create a timeline of the advances in Earth science, solar system exploration, flight and racing and note similarities in your own STEM notebooks.

NASA Educator Trek: Rev Up Math with Real World Problems

Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC Saturday, March 8, 2014 Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cost: $25 deposit (deposit will be returned at workshop, please send separate check if registering for multiple workshops) Start your engines! Engage students in real-world mathematics and incorporate standards-based hands-on activities to make mathematics challenging and fun. Learn about tires and air pressure as you calculate the effects of temperature on regular tires as well as Space Shuttle and racecar tires in the session ‘Measure Up and Calculate’. Use math to interpret air pressure and air flow data on airplane wings and racecar spoilers in ‘May the Force Uplift You..or Not!’. Test the variables that affect cars’ stability to travel by constructing a balloon-powered race car and maneuver through different angles to see force in action in ‘Newton’s Angle on Force and Motion’. Design a capsule to land on Mars and see its effectiveness by calculating speed or rate of descent in  ‘Drag Race to Mars Engineering Design Challenge’.

 

 

 

*Please note, contact phone number and email have changed to 919-707-9898 and melissa.dowland@naturalsciences.org.

 

Melissa Dowland

Coordinator of Teacher Education

NC Museum of Natural Sciences

11 West Jones Street

Raleigh, NC 27601

919-707-9898

melissa.dowland@naturalsciences.org

 

www.naturalsciences.org

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