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What Would Galileo Do?

by megan on Feb. 1st, 2013 No Comments

Connecting Galileo, NASA and the Next Generation Science Standards
A Hands-on Workshop on Astronomy for Teachers in Grades 3 – 12
Galileo Workship
NASA Galileo Educator Network Teacher Workshop
Saturday, March 2 &
Saturday, March 23, 2013
9:00am – 4:30pm
*Attendance on both days is required
Astronomical Society of the Pacific
390 Ashton Ave, San Francisco

Become a Galileo Educator through this 15-hour professional development opportunity for teachers. This professional development emphasizes inquiry-based strategies and the nature and practice of science. Taking place over two sessions, this professional development expands learning through active participation and networking with other educators.

Workshop participants will explore:
* Classroom tested, standards-based, hands-on astronomy investigations on such topics as the solar system, planetary exploration, the search for extrasolar planets and life beyond Earth, and the Earth-Moon system
* Galileo-themed science inquiry and space science content with NASA resources
* The development of student reasoning and how to help students think like scientists
* Astronomy teaching resources, including The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0, a collection of 133 complete activities on DVD-ROM
* NASA-developed and NASA-supported resources and science content
* Adapting resources and activities to include more reflection on the nature and practice of science

Target Audience: Teachers in grades 3 – 9
Cost: FREE!
For more information and to register, go to: http://astrosociety.org/education/k12-educators/bay-area-project-astro-workshops/

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