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Free NASA Webinars July 3-13 (Includes Eclipse Info)

05 Jul 2017 10:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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Free STEM Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development

Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators

The NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC) at Texas State University is presenting a series of free webinars open to all educators. Join NASA education specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources that bring NASA into your classroom. Registration is required to participate. To register, simply click on the link provided beneath the webinar description.

July 3, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. ET: Solar Eclipse: The Mechanics of Eclipses (Grades 5-12) -- Participants in this webinar will get an overview of the “Sun, Earth, Moon” system and the basic mechanics of how and why eclipses occur. This webinar addresses the Next Generation Science Standard ESS1. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/242601


July 5, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. ET: Assessing Student Work During an Engineering Design Challenge (Grades 5-12) -- Participants in this webinar will learn about assessment strategies and NASA resources for classroom engineering design projects. Specific applications of these strategies will be discussed. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/242606


July 6, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. ET: NASA Engineering Design Process 101: An Introduction to Classroom Application (Grades 4-12) -- Explore the engineering design process and its application to real-world problem solving. Also explore NASA design challenges and other NASA STEM classroom resources. Engineering design is a common topic across each grade level in the Next Generation Science Standards and an important concept in understanding the world around us. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/254193


July 11, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. ET: Lunar Phases and Student Misconceptions (Grades 2-8) -- To prepare for the total solar eclipse in August, explore the astronomy behind lunar and solar eclipses. Presenters will demonstrate activities that prepare classes to view the eclipse and will share lesson plans that explain the connection between the phases of the moon and the eclipse. And participants will learn how to clear up common spatial misconceptions students often have about eclipses. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/261973


July 13, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. ET: Lava Layering: Making and Mapping a Volcano (Grades 5-8) -- Participants will be introduced to an activity that focuses on interpreting geologic history through volcano formation and excavation. Baking soda, vinegar and play dough are used to model fluid lava flows. Various colors of play dough identify different eruption events. The activity challenges students to construct a model of a volcano, produce lava flows, observe, draw, record, and interpret the history and stratigraphy of a volcano produced by other students and make the connection between the life cycle of a volcano and see these features on Earth and Mars.mRegister online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/261971

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