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Archive: NSF/NSTA Symposium: Clues to the Cryosphere: Lessons from the Ice: March 30, 2012 Symposia Archive
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Archive: NSF/NSTA Symposium: Clues to the Cryosphere: Lessons from the Ice: March 30, 2012
Grade Level: High School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this half-day symposium, participants received information about how rapid change coupled with new discoveries make the Polar Regions an exciting area to study and explore. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs, this interactive half-day symposium featured scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctic. The presenters discussed how changes happening at the Polar Regions could affect people around the world....  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, participants received information about how rapid change coupled with new discoveries make the Polar Regions an exciting area to study and explore. Sponsored by the National Science Foundation’s Office of Polar Programs, this interactive half-day symposium featured scientists working in the Arctic and Antarctic. The presenters discussed how changes happening at the Polar Regions could affect people around the world. They also talked about current drilling projects and described how studies of microbial life in ice have changed our ideas about the carbon cycle and biodiversity. A panel of eight scientists working on different aspects of polar science answered participant questions. Each participant received a $60 stipend for attendance. Participants also learned about a variety of NSF-funded hands-on activities for the classroom and received a variety of materials, including a ‘jump drive’ with digital resources.
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Archive: NIEHS/NOAA/USFS/NSTA Symposium: Teaching about Climate Change: Here and Now, March 29, 2012 Symposia Archive
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Archive: NIEHS/NOAA/USFS/NSTA Symposium: Teaching about Climate Change: Here and Now, March 29, 2012
Grade Level: Elementary School, High School, Middle School
During this half-day symposium, scientists and education specialists from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USFS) explained how to teach climate change to students in a variety of grade levels. Participants learned about human health impacts of climate change and gathered ideas and resources for service...  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, scientists and education specialists from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service (USFS) explained how to teach climate change to students in a variety of grade levels. Participants learned about human health impacts of climate change and gathered ideas and resources for service learning and citizen science projects. Participants also received educational materials, including the Climate Change Toolkit, which aims to create climate literate students who can make informed decisions in the future. Each participant received a $60 stipend for attendance. All participants also received access to resources and other information available on the participating government agencies’ websites.
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Archive: NOAA/NSTA Symposium: GPS and Geodesy for Dummies: Do You Know Where You Are?, St. Louis, MO: Mar 31, 2007
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Archive: NOAA/NSTA Symposium: GPS and Geodesy for Dummies: Do You Know Where You Are?, St. Louis, MO: Mar 31, 2007
Grade Level: High School, Middle School
During this half-day symposium, scientists and education specialists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) guided participants through easy-to-understand explanations about the global positioning system (GPS) and the science behind it, known as geodesy. Participants learned about the history of geodesy (Eratosthenes) and how the GPS modern technology is being used today in innumerable applications. All participants received...  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, scientists and education specialists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) guided participants through easy-to-understand explanations about the global positioning system (GPS) and the science behind it, known as geodesy. Participants learned about the history of geodesy (Eratosthenes) and how the GPS modern technology is being used today in innumerable applications. All participants received educational materials from NOAA. The program was designed for teachers of grades 5-12.
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Archive: NASA/NSTA Symposium: Igniting the Flame of Knowledge: Human Space Flight, Detroit, MI: October 19, 2007 Symposia Archive
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Archive: NASA/NSTA Symposium: Igniting the Flame of Knowledge: Human Space Flight, Detroit, MI: October 19, 2007
Grade Level: Elementary School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this half-day symposium, NASA scientists and education specialists focused on the biological and physical aspects of humans living and working in space as NASA completes the International Space Station, returns a human presence on the moon and looks forward to Mars and beyond. The presenters also performed activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge about the topic of living and working in space and served as models for activities...  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, NASA scientists and education specialists focused on the biological and physical aspects of humans living and working in space as NASA completes the International Space Station, returns a human presence on the moon and looks forward to Mars and beyond. The presenters also performed activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge about the topic of living and working in space and served as models for activities the teachers could do with their students in the classroom. The program was designed for teachers of grades 4-9. All participants received educational materials from NASA, including a “Space Garden,” a plant growth chamber that can be used for classroom experiments.
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Archive: IPY/NSTA Symposium: The Role of Polar Regions in Earth's Changing Climate System, Denver, CO: Nov 9, 2007 Symposia Archive
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Archive: IPY/NSTA Symposium: The Role of Polar Regions in Earth's Changing Climate System, Denver, CO: Nov 9, 2007
Grade Level: Elementary School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this half-day symposium, scientists and education specialists representing NSF, NOAA, and NASA talked to teachers about the International Polar Year and the role of the Polar Regions in the Earth’s changing climate system. The presenters performed activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge about ice cores and the role of Arctic clouds in the climate system. The activities served as models for activities the teachers could do with...  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, scientists and education specialists representing NSF, NOAA, and NASA talked to teachers about the International Polar Year and the role of the Polar Regions in the Earth’s changing climate system. The presenters performed activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge about ice cores and the role of Arctic clouds in the climate system. The activities served as models for activities the teachers could do with students in their classrooms. All participants received a DVD and CD set and educational posters that can be used as a resource for classroom discussion.
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Archive: IPY/NSTA Symposium: Impact of Polar Climate Change on Living Systems, St. Louis, MO: March 29, 2007 Symposia Archive
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Archive: IPY/NSTA Symposium: Impact of Polar Climate Change on Living Systems, St. Louis, MO: March 29, 2007
Grade Level: Informal Education, Middle School
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), government agency scientists and education specialists talked to the audience about the impact of polar climate change on living systems. The presenters also performed activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge and served as models for...  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), government agency scientists and education specialists talked to the audience about the impact of polar climate change on living systems. The presenters also performed activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge and served as models for activities the teachers could do with their students in the classroom. The program was designed for teachers of grades 5-8. All participants received educational materials from NASA, NOAA, and NSF funded programs.
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Archive: NASA/NSTA Symposium: Living and Working in Space: Habitat, St. Louis, MO: March 30, 2007
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Archive: NASA/NSTA Symposium: Living and Working in Space: Habitat, St. Louis, MO: March 30, 2007
Grade Level: Elementary School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this full-day symposium, scientists and education specialists guided participants through easy-to-understand explanations about the requirements to design and build a habitat for humans to live on in low-Earth-orbit, the Moon, or Mars. The presenters modeled the inquiry process through activities that participants can use in their classrooms with their students. They also talked about the upcoming space shuttle mission to the International...  [view full summary]
During this full-day symposium, scientists and education specialists guided participants through easy-to-understand explanations about the requirements to design and build a habitat for humans to live on in low-Earth-orbit, the Moon, or Mars. The presenters modeled the inquiry process through activities that participants can use in their classrooms with their students. They also talked about the upcoming space shuttle mission to the International Space Station, STS-118, that will include the first Educator Astronaut and NSTA member, Barbara Morgan. All participants received educational materials from NASA. The program was designed for teachers of grades 4-9.
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Archive: IPY/NSTA Symposium: Polar Climates, How Are They Changing?, St. Louis, MO: March 29, 2007 Symposia Archive
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Archive: IPY/NSTA Symposium: Polar Climates, How Are They Changing?, St. Louis, MO: March 29, 2007
Grade Level: Middle School
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), government agency scientists and education specialists talked to the audience about the change taking place in the climate at the Earth's poles. The presenters also performed activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge and served as models...  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), government agency scientists and education specialists talked to the audience about the change taking place in the climate at the Earth's poles. The presenters also performed activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge and served as models for activities the teachers could do with their students in the classroom. The program was designed for teachers of grades 5-8. All participants received educational materials from NASA, NOAA, and NSF funded programs.
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Archive: IPY/NSTA Symposium: The Fragile Ice, St. Louis, MO: March 30, 2007
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Archive: IPY/NSTA Symposium: The Fragile Ice, St. Louis, MO: March 30, 2007
Grade Level: Elementary School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), government agency scientists and education specialists talked to the audience about the role of ice in Earth's changing climate. The presenters shed light on the health of the artic regions of the world based on data collected from ice core samples...  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), government agency scientists and education specialists talked to the audience about the role of ice in Earth's changing climate. The presenters shed light on the health of the artic regions of the world based on data collected from ice core samples and satellite observations. In addition to providing a science update on this topic, the presenters performed activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge and served as models for activities the teachers could do with their students in the classroom. The program was designed for teachers of grades 5-8.
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Archive: NOAA/NSTA Symposium: Coral Ecosystems, Boston, MA: March 27, 2008 Symposia Archive
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Archive: NOAA/NSTA Symposium: Coral Ecosystems, Boston, MA: March 27, 2008
Grade Level: Elementary School, High School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), scientists and education specialists shared information with teachers about the biology, dynamics, and conservation of coral ecosystems. The presenters led activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge about coral reef ecosystems that can be easily replicated in their classrooms. All participants received educational materials and information...  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), scientists and education specialists shared information with teachers about the biology, dynamics, and conservation of coral ecosystems. The presenters led activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge about coral reef ecosystems that can be easily replicated in their classrooms. All participants received educational materials and information about related links available via the NOAA and NSTA web sites.
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