A Planetary Science Undergraduate Teaching Workshop will be held on Sunday, March 16, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm in the Spring Room at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference (LPSC). This year a suite of teaching resources for your undergraduate classroom with be featured including EarthSpace (an online repository for higher education materials in Earth and space science), strategies for using social media to connect and share with your education communities, and techniques for assessment that will support and help share the story of your education efforts. Please contact Sanlyn Buxner with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lunar and Planetary Institute is conducting professional development sessions at the Harris County Department of Education in Houston, Texas, for elementary and middle school educators. Sessions will be held in December, January and February, and will cover patterns in the sky, Earth’s changing surface, the solar system and seasons, lunar phases and tides, and characteristics of the universe. Advanced registration is required, and spaces are limited.
The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics presents a 14-minute video demonstration of the various apps available on iOS and Google Play for viewing the night sky. These apps can be used as an aid when outside or from inside on a cloudy night. Explore the night sky from your smart phone and tablet.
Come learn about meteorites and Moon rocks from a NASA scientist and how you can incorporate space rock lessons into your existing science curriculum. The Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) presents “Rocks from Space” with Jaclyn Allen, Science Resource Specialist at NASA’s Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science, and Lisa Felske, Science Consultant of HCDE. The workshop will be on Thursday, December 5 from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. Workshop details and registration information can be found online.