JPL Teacher Workshops

Calling all teachers and soon to be teachers!  We are hosting a series of teacher workshops.  Workshops have proudly been sponsored by Southern California Edison.  Sign up FREE today.  All workshops are taught by JPL instructors.  Lunch will be provided to all participants.  Workshops will be held once a month 10am-12pm on Saturdays starting on September 30, 2017 and ending on February 24, 2018.  A variety of STEM topics will be covered.  Space is limited so sign up today! Be part of our community of building critical and creative thinkers.


Here are the classes:


September 30, 2017       

Lava Layering (Grades: 5th-8th)

Teachers will learn earth science essentials as they produce new layers of earth from erupting volcanoes.  After, we will investigate core samples of the newly formed earth much like NASA does at home and on Mars.


October 28, 2017             

Exoplanets and Math (Grades: 6th– 12th)

Teachers will use Kepler’s laws and transits to bring space science into the math classroom.  These activities unite middle school and high school math with authentic NASA methods for detecting new worlds.


November 18, 2017        

Marsbound (Grades: 4th– 12th)

Engineering doesn’t need to mean expensive robots, it means a method of thinking.  In this activity, teachers will use a simple, printable card game to design and propose a mission to Mars.


December 16, 2017        

Moon craters (Grades: 1st-6th)

In this workshop, teachers will engage in several cheap and simple activities to explore how the earth was formed and the bodies that surround it as we learn about the solar system.


January 27, 2018

Using Data for Climate Science (Grades: 5th-12th)

In this day and age, it can be tough to think about climate and weather, even though it is in the NGSS Standards.  In this workshop, teachers will look at NASA resources and activities to equip our students for these big topics.


February 24, 2018           

Ring wing glider (Grades: 3rd-8th)

Teachers will explore several forces of flight and design simple machines to explore flight on earth and in space.


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