Here's Looking At You, Kid...From Space!
Differentiated Curriculum (6 hours)

Space photography gives teachers a wonderful opportunity to teach topics normally taught in the classroom from a totally different perspective. This unusual resource gives students a more global perspective on current issues (rainforest deforestation, geographical/political boundaries, air and water pollution, oil spills) as well as naturally occurring phenomenon (coastal flooding, sedimentation, erosion). Teachers receive several space photos to take back to the classroom, related websites, and FREE NASA materials. A visit to the Johnson Space Center Educator Resource Center is included.
DATE TIME DAY AUDIENCE FEE
June 08, 2000 8:30-3:30 Thurs 6-12 $45.00

The Key to the Universe: Space Resources for Educators
Differentiated Curriculum (6 hours)

Teachers who need new and exciting space resources will find this workshop a valuable experience. Participants will have the opportunity to try hands-on activities and receive a variety of curriculum materials including posters, lithographs, activity guides, and NASA fact sheets. Special Emphasis will be placed on Internet sites appropriate for students and teachers. Many of these sites are interactive and contain great ideas for yearlong class activities. Information on CD-ROM's, videotapes, and slides will be offered. A visit to the Johnson Space Center Educator Resource Center is included.
DATE TIME DAY AUDIENCE FEE
June 15, 2000 or July 13, 2000 8:30-3:30 Thurs K-12 $45.00

TAAS: Teach Academics and Space!

Are you tired of teaching the same TAAS objectives day in and day out? Then this workshop is the solution. Discover ways to teach the TAAS objectives using the exciting theme of SPACE! Your students will be so excited and involved with exploring the history of the space program and living in space that they will not even realize the are preparing for the test! The activities will also be aligned with TEKS! You can teach academics and space. Additional materials will be available during your visit to the Johnson Space Center Educator Resource Center.
DATE TIME DAY AUDIENCE FEE
June 20, 2000 8:30-3:30 Tues 3 $45.00

Use Space to Teach: Algebra II, Trigonometry, & Calculus
Differentiated Curriculum (6 hours)

Discover some fun and practical applications of rockets, parabolas, and triangulation that can be readily adapted into the highschool mathematics classroom. These applications meet all the TEKS standards and have been developed specifically for the high school classroom. The TI-83 graphing calculator will be utilized. Supplemental materials will be obtained during a visit to the Johnson Space Center Educator Resource Center.
DATE TIME DAY AUDIENCE FEE
June 21, 2000 8:30-3:30 Wed 9-12 $45.00

Stellar Songs & Starry Stories
Creativity and Instructional Strategies (6 hours)

Songs to sing, stories to read, poems to recite, and games to play form the basis for this space curriculum workshop. While gathering resources to include in a space unit, teachers will learn how to implement the hands-on activities into their classroom. Come prepared to have fun and to take that new knowledge about space back to your classroom. Supplemental materials will be obtained during a visit to the Johnson Space Center Educator Resource Center.
DATE TIME DAY AUDIENCE FEE
June 22, 2000 8:30-3:30 Thurs Pre K-2 $45.00

Use Space to Teach: Algebra & Geometry
Differentiated Curriculum (6 hours)

Discover some fun and practical applications of rockets, parabolas, and triangulation that can be readily adapted into the high school mathematics classroom. These applications meet all the TEKS standards and have been developed specifically for the high school classroom. The TI-83 graphing calculator will be utilized. Supplemental materials will be obtained during a visit to the Johnson Space Center Educator Resource Center.
DATE TIME DAY AUDIENCE FEE
June 27, 2000 8:30-3:30 Tues 9-12 $45.00

Use Space to Teach Everything Under the Sun
Creativity and Instructional Strategies (3 hours) Differentiated Curriculum (3 hours)

Take one interdisciplinary, multi-level unit on space exploration. Add rich content in science, math, music, drama, and literature. Stir in the processes of exploring, measuring, graphing, inventing, explaining, and hypothesizing and the product will be a great collection of space activities. TEKS and the national science standards will be incorporated into all lessons. Additional materials and NASA resources will be obtained during a visit to the Johnson Space Center Educator Resource Center.
DATE TIME DAY AUDIENCE FEE
June 29, 2000 8:30-3:30 Thurs K-5 $45.00

Jump to Jupiter & Meander to Mars
Differentiated Curriculum (6 hours)

Space Center Houston's newest workshop and teacher's guide will provide you with activities galore to enhance your solar system unit. Improve your student's skills in graphing, measuring, averaging, researching, and reporting. This workshop and guide has it all! In addition, you will receive the NASA solar system publications FREE! Build a three dimensional solar system puzzle kit and preview a catchy cartoon. Additional materials and NASA resources will be available during a visit to the Johnson Space Center Educator Resource Center.
DATE TIME DAY AUDIENCE FEE
June 30, 2000 8:30-3:30 Fri 3-5 $45.00

Use Space to Teach: Middle School Science and TEKS

Learn to teach the required space science topics in a fun and exciting way so students understand and retain the concepts taught. Build a comet, explore meteorite mysteries, launch rockets, and much more in this interactive workshop. Lunar and Meteorite Sample Certification will also be given, allowing teachers to request sample disks for classroom use. This workshop is taught by education outreach staff from Space Center Houston, Johnson Space Center, and Lunar & Planetary Institute.
DATE TIME DAY AUDIENCE FEE
July 12, 2000 8:30-3:30 Wed 6-8 $45.00

What's My Mission?

Participate in the creative, hands-on activity and simulate one of the things that NASA does best - TEAMWORK! You and your teammates will design and build a rover for another planet based on parameters given to you by Mission Control. This simulated mission works well in the classroom and is easy to duplicate. A visit to the Johnson Space Center Educator Resource Center is included.
DATE TIME DAY AUDIENCE FEE
July 27, 2000 8:30-3:30 Thurs 6-12 $45.00

CONFERENCES

Blast-Off to Mission Mathematics
Registration Deadline July 15

The Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ICTM), in conjunction with the Purdue University School of Science, is hosting a one day teacher workshop (grades K-12) focusing on Mathematics and Space. The conference will focus on the joint NASA/NCTM publications, Mission Mathematics. The goal of the conference is to heighten awareness of the links between mathematics and aerospace.

The conference will be held on Thursday, August 3rd, 2000, at Stewart Center on the West Lafayette campus. A pre-conference reception will be held on Wednesday, August 2nd, at the Imagination Station in Lafayette. The anticipated attendance is over 200 teachers from across the United States. The registration fee is $65 for ICTM members and $85 for non-members. For additional information, please contact Kathy Welch-Martin at 765-463-9476 or at k3dm@aol.com.

Download the conference registration form (in Adobe PDF format)


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