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A WORKSHOP IN ASTRONOMY FOR TEACHERS GRADES 3-10

Annually the first full week in August

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

[ JPL / NASA / CALTECH ] [ NASA ]

Space science is inherently interesting to students, less threatening to teachers than some other sciences, and interdisciplinary in nature. These features make it the ideal vehicle for teaching basic scientific concepts to children in a concrete and captivating manner. At JPL our goal is to help teachers gain confidence and knowledge in the subject of astronomy so they can share this fascinating subject with their students.

The first week in August, JPL staff hold a week-long workshop for about 15 teachers in grades 3-10. At the workshop the teachers learn hands-on activities that are all based on current projects in astronomy and space science at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Lab. They then learn how to integrate these activities into their own curriculum. In addition, throughout the week the teachers discover JPL by learning about the resources NASA provides, touring JPL's facilities, and talking to scientists about their work.

If you are interested, please fill out the application form.

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If you have any questions, please address them to Dr. Bonnie Buratti.

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