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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: NSTA Symposium: Nanoscale Science: Activities for Grades 6-12, Birmingham, AL: December 7, 2007 Symposia Archive
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Archive: NSTA Symposium: Nanoscale Science: Activities for Grades 6-12, Birmingham, AL: December 7, 2007
Grade Level: High School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by NSTA Press, the authors of the NSTA Press publication NanoScale Science: Activities for Grades 6-12 talked to teachers about how science is different at the nanoscale, the challenges that scientists have when working at the nanoscale, Atomic Force Microscopes, and about appplications of nanotechnology. The presenters led activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge about nanoscale science which...  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by NSTA Press, the authors of the NSTA Press publication NanoScale Science: Activities for Grades 6-12 talked to teachers about how science is different at the nanoscale, the challenges that scientists have when working at the nanoscale, Atomic Force Microscopes, and about appplications of nanotechnology. The presenters led activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge about nanoscale science which served as models for activities the teachers could do with students in their classrooms. All participants received a copy of the NanoScale Science: Activities for Grades 6-12 book.
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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: Energy: Stop Faking It!, St. Louis, MO: March 31, 2007 Symposia Archive
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Archive: Energy: Stop Faking It!, St. Louis, MO: March 31, 2007
Grade Level: Elementary School, Informal Education, Middle School
This half-day symposium gave participants an opportunity to interact with Dr. Bill Robertson, author of the popular NSTA Press series: Stop Faking It! In this face-to-face experience, Dr. Robertson talked about the concept of energy, and used examples from his book: Energy: Stop Faking It! Using many easy-to-find materials like paper cups, marbles, rulers, toy-car ramps, balloons, etc., he engaged the audience and guided discussion to assist teachers'...  [view full summary]
This half-day symposium gave participants an opportunity to interact with Dr. Bill Robertson, author of the popular NSTA Press series: Stop Faking It! In this face-to-face experience, Dr. Robertson talked about the concept of energy, and used examples from his book: Energy: Stop Faking It! Using many easy-to-find materials like paper cups, marbles, rulers, toy-car ramps, balloons, etc., he engaged the audience and guided discussion to assist teachers' understanding of concepts like potential and kinetic energy, work, and conservation of energy. All participants received a copy of the NSTA Press publication: Energy: Stop Faking It!
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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: 21st Century Explorer – Today’s Knowledge for Tomorrow’s Explorer, Boston, MA: March 27, 2008 Symposia Archive
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Archive: NASA/NSTA Symposium: 21st Century Explorer – Today’s Knowledge for Tomorrow’s Explorer, Boston, MA: March 27, 2008
Grade Level: Elementary School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), scientists and education specialists shared information with teachers about the 21st Century Explorer project, about NASA’s Crew Exploration Vehicle, and about how the human body changes during space flight. The presenters led activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge about space flight, science, and engineering that can be easily replicated...  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), scientists and education specialists shared information with teachers about the 21st Century Explorer project, about NASA’s Crew Exploration Vehicle, and about how the human body changes during space flight. The presenters led activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge about space flight, science, and engineering that can be easily replicated in their classrooms. All participants received educational materials and information about related links available via the NASA web site. Former NASA Astronaut Michael Baker, who participated on four Space Shuttle missions, was one of the presenters of this Symposium sharing his spaceflight experiences with the audience.
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Archive: NSTA Symposium: Energy: Stop Faking It!, New Orleans, Louisiana: March 21, 2009 Symposia Archive
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Archive: NSTA Symposium: Energy: Stop Faking It!, New Orleans, Louisiana: March 21, 2009
Grade Level: Elementary School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this half-day Symposium, NSTA Press Author, Dr. Bill Robertson, gave a presentation on Energy and the 5-E Inquiry model. Dr. Robertson engaged the participants in a variety of activities with low cost materials that help students to understand the concepts of energy. There was a lively pedagogical discussion that focused on how to help children at different grade levels increase their understanding of this challenging subject. All participants...  [view full summary]
During this half-day Symposium, NSTA Press Author, Dr. Bill Robertson, gave a presentation on Energy and the 5-E Inquiry model. Dr. Robertson engaged the participants in a variety of activities with low cost materials that help students to understand the concepts of energy. There was a lively pedagogical discussion that focused on how to help children at different grade levels increase their understanding of this challenging subject. All participants received Dr. Robertson’s book Energy: Stop Faking It!
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Archive: NASA/NSTA Symposium: Mapping the Moon: Simulating LOLA in the Classroom, Boston, MA: March 28, 2008 Symposia Archive
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Archive: NASA/NSTA Symposium: Mapping the Moon: Simulating LOLA in the Classroom, Boston, MA: March 28, 2008
Grade Level: Elementary School, High School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), scientists and education specialists shared information with teachers about the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and its instruments to study the Moon, about topographic maps, and about robotic exploration. The presenters led activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge of the previously mentioned topics that can be easily replicated and/or simulated...  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, sponsored by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), scientists and education specialists shared information with teachers about the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and its instruments to study the Moon, about topographic maps, and about robotic exploration. The presenters led activities that enhanced the participants' knowledge of the previously mentioned topics that can be easily replicated and/or simulated in their classrooms. All participants received educational materials and information about related links available via the NASA web site.
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Archive: NASA/NSTA Symposium: Discover the Universe - From Galileo to Today, Cincinnati, Ohio: December 5, 2008 Symposia Archive
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Archive: NASA/NSTA Symposium: Discover the Universe - From Galileo to Today, Cincinnati, Ohio: December 5, 2008
Grade Level: Elementary School, High School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this half-day Symposium, science and education experts from NASA lead discussions on key science concepts – Earth’s place in the universe; light, energy, and optics; and, models and evidence in science – as participants investigated how NASA’s space-based missions have extended the legacy of observation and discovery that Galileo Galilei initiated when he turned his telescope to the skies in 1609. Presenters shared information about resources...  [view full summary]
During this half-day Symposium, science and education experts from NASA lead discussions on key science concepts – Earth’s place in the universe; light, energy, and optics; and, models and evidence in science – as participants investigated how NASA’s space-based missions have extended the legacy of observation and discovery that Galileo Galilei initiated when he turned his telescope to the skies in 1609. Presenters shared information about resources and opportunities for teachers and students related to the International Year of Astronomy (IYA). The IYA is a world-wide celebration of the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s observations.
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Archive: NSTA Symposium: Force and Motion: Stop Faking It!, Portland, Oregon: November 21, 2008 Symposia Archive
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Archive: NSTA Symposium: Force and Motion: Stop Faking It!, Portland, Oregon: November 21, 2008
Grade Level: Elementary School, Informal Education, Middle School
During this half-day symposium, Dr. Bill Robertson, author of the NSTA Press publication Force and Motion: Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It guided participants through simple activities to explain common physical science concepts, such as inertia, velocity, acceleration, and Newton's laws of motion. The presenter used a number of interactive simulations available within the Force and Motion Science Objects...  [view full summary]
During this half-day symposium, Dr. Bill Robertson, author of the NSTA Press publication Force and Motion: Stop Faking It! Finally Understanding Science So You Can Teach It guided participants through simple activities to explain common physical science concepts, such as inertia, velocity, acceleration, and Newton's laws of motion. The presenter used a number of interactive simulations available within the Force and Motion Science Objects to stimulate discussion among participants and to check for understanding of the concepts.
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