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Free STEM Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development

Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators

The NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC) at Texas State University is presenting a series of free webinars open to all educators. Join NASA education specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources that bring NASA into your classroom. Registration is required to participate. To register, simply click on the link provided beneath the webinar description.

December 13, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. ET: Teachers Connect: LaRC Centennial Badge (Grades 6-8) – This webinar will focus for the first half-hour on clouds and their role in Earth’s “energy budget” and on implementation ideas using GLOBE for different classroom settings as part of the “Earth Right Now: LaRC 100th” digital badge. We also will talk about student badge implementations, extension ideas and extra resources. The second half-hour will be very similar but centered on the engineering design process using the Drag Race to Mars Engineering Design Challenge as part of the “Journey to Mars: LaRC 100th” digital badge. This portion of the webinar will focus on forces and motion and math calculations using paper airplanes and testing different materials as part of the “Aeronautics: LaRC 100th” digital badge. This webinar meets requirements of teacher discussions within the NASA Langley 100th Educator Professional Development Collaborative digital badges. To learn more about the Langley 100th digital badges, log in to https://nasatxstate-epdc.net/ and search for LaRC 100th. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/207899


December 14, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. ET: Don’t Count NASA Out of Your Math Classes: So You Want to be a Rocket Scientist? (Grades 4-8) – So you want to be a rocket scientist? Explore the math and science of rockets with NASA missions and STEM curriculum resources. Launch your students’ interest in forces and motion with inquiry rocket activities and design challenges that include designing, building and launching simple rockets while recording and analyzing data. Join us in a learning journey “blast-off.” Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/209754


December 15, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. ET: Teachers Connect: LaRC Centennial Badge (Grades 6-8) – This webinar will focus for the first half-hour on clouds and their role in Earth’s “energy budget” and on implementation ideas using GLOBE for different classroom settings as part of the “Earth Right Now: LaRC 100th” digital badge. We also will talk about student badge implementations, extension ideas and extra resources. The second half-hour will be very similar but centered on the engineering design process using the Drag Race to Mars Engineering Design Challenge as part of the “Journey to Mars: LaRC 100th” digital badge. This portion of the webinar will focus on forces and motion and math calculations using paper airplanes and testing different materials as part of the “Aeronautics: LaRC 100th” digital badge. This webinar meets requirements of teacher discussions within the NASA Langley 100th Educator Professional Development Collaborative digital badges. To learn more about the Langley 100th digital badges, log in to https://nasatxstate-epdc.net/ and search for LaRC 100th.

Register online to participate:-  https://www.etouches.com/207902


December 19, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. ET: Don’t Count NASA Out of Your Math Classes: How Do I Measure This? and Other Math Questions (Grades 3-10) – Why are taking accurate measurements critical to STEM research? What is the importance of standardized measurement? How do we explain the importance of taking accurate measurements? Why is collaboration and communication an integral part of STEM research? How does accurate measurement allow us to draw logical and scientific conclusions? How do we take accurate measurements and make inferences and draw reasonable conclusions? Join the webinar to explore these questions and more. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/208809


December 20, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. ET: Don’t Count NASA Out of Your Math Classes: Exploring Exoplanets Using Math (Grades 7-10) – In this webinar, we will learn about how scientists use math to learn about distant planets. Using Kepler’s laws, algebra and geometry, we can gather a plethora of information on planet size, speed and movement in our search for planets similar to our own! The activity discussed in this webinar covers math standards pertaining to radicals and linear and exponential models, as well as Next Generation Science Standards in space science. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/210405


For the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development webinar schedule, go to: http://www.txstate-epdc.net/events/


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