LPI Summer Workshops for Teachers

The Unknown Moon Institute
July 25-29, 2012

High school science teachers both those currently teaching high school and those preparing to teach high school, are invited to attend this 35-hour, 5-day institute, investigating the Moon, at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston. Topics include:
The lunar polar environment
Water at the lunar poles
Working in the lunar environment
Robotic exploration of the Moon
Human missions to the Moon
Spectrometry
Formation of the Moon
Geology of the Moon
Moon phases and eclipses

For further information or to apply to attend, go to http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/workshops/unknownMoon/

Lunar Workshops for Educators
Taking place in several different locations across the United States this summer

Grade 6-12 science teachers are invited to attend a week-long workshop focused on lunar science, exploration, and how our understanding of the Moon is evolving with the new data from current and recent lunar missions.

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has allowed scientists to measure the coldest known place in the Solar System, map the surface of the Moon in unprecedented detail and accuracy, find evidence of recent lunar geologic activity, characterize the radiation environment around the Moon – and its potential effects on future lunar explorers, and much, much more!

Workshop participants will:
Learn about the latest discoveries in lunar science from LRO and other recent lunar missions
Reinforce your understanding of lunar science concepts
Gain tools to help address common student misconceptions about the Moon
Interact with lunar scientists and engineers
Work with LRO data
Learn how to bring these data and information to your students using hands-on activities aligned with National Science Education Standards and Benchmarks

For further information or to apply to attend, go to http://lro.gsfc.nasa.gov/lwe/index.html

Mars Revealed: Evolving Technology, Advancing Science
July 19-23, 2012

High school teachers, both those currently teaching high school and those preparing to teach high school, are invited to attend this week-long workshop investigating Mars science and exploration, at the Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston.

Topics include:
Earth/Mars Geology
Earth-Mars Comparisons
Martian Volcanic and Aqueous Mineralogy
Reflectance Spectrometry
Past, present, and future missions to Mars
Relationship between science and technology
Online tools to access and manipulate spacecraft data of Mars

Workshop registration is free, and includes breakfasts and lunches. Workshop participants will receive a $700 stipend upon completion of the workshop.

Applications are not online yet but will be available soon. For further information or to apply to attend, go to http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/workshops/mars/