NSTA Virtual Conference on Total Solar Eclipse
On Oct. 15, NSTA will host "Getting Ready for the Sky Event of the Decade: The 2017 All-American Eclipse of the Sun," presented by Dennis Schatz and Andrew Fraknoi. The program will cover eclipses and the 2017 eclipse, a series of activities, and more. This interactive program is for teachers in grades 4-12, science curriculum specialists, park rangers, librarians, museum educators, youth group leaders, and anyone working with the public. There is a fee for registration
Astronomy Workshop at Harris County Department of Education
On Dec. 7, 2016, LPI will present an astronomy workshop for 8th grade science and High School astronomy teachers. Discover how astronomers study the stars, nebulae, and galaxies that make up the Universe! Create classification diagrams, explore the properties of light, and model the scale of our Galaxy through a variety of hands-on activities. Addresses TEKS 8.8 (A,B,C,D). Participants receive reference materials, hands-on lesson plans, and lunch. Materials and LPI education staff time provided by NASA Science Mission Directorate’s cooperative agreement with USRA.Advanced Registration required. ($30).
Elementary Space Science workshop at Harris County Department of Education
On Friday, Sept. 30, LPI will present this workshop for 3-5th grade teachers. Create models of the Sun, Earth, and Moon systems, and explore the patterns of their motions through hands-on activities. Make observations, and predict the changing patterns in the day, seasons, phases, and more. Addresses TEKS 3.8 (C,D), 4.8 (C), 5.8 (C). Participants receive reference materials, hands-on lesson plans, and lunch. Materials and LPI education staff time provided by NASA Science Mission Directorate’s cooperative agreement with USRA. Advanced registration ($20) required.