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BEST (Beginning Engineering Science and Technology) Educator Training at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies & Intrepid Museum of Sea Air and Space

Updated on November 18, 2014 - 1:40 PM CST
Posted on October 16, 2014 - 3:13 PM CDT

11/1/2014 (Sat) - 10:00 AM to 3:00 AM CDT
11/8/2014 (Sat) - 9:00 AM to 2:00 AM CST
11/22/2014 (Sat) - 9:00 AM to 2:00 AM CST
11/1/2014 (Sat) - 10:00 AM to 3:00 AM CDT

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Event information

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum have partnered to provide educators a Free STEM workshop that will train educators to implement the BEST (Beginning Engineering, Science and Technology) curriculum into their classrooms and educational programs. Participants will receive a Free BEST lab materials kit and training from Intrepid’s STEM education programs. BEST meets many of the standards associated with the Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, State Science Content Standards and the IB International Baccalaureate program. Participants will have the opportunity to work with NASA scientists and engineers, create a network with STEM educators and receive NASA/BEST certification.

Dates: November 1, 7, 8, 22

Location:        Intrepid Museum of Sea, Air and Space,  – 11/1, 11/8, 11/22
                         Pier 86 W 46th St and 12th Ave, New York, NY 10036
                        10:00 am – 3:00pm

                        NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies – 11/7
                        2880 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
                        10:00 am – 3:00 pm

NASA's Beginning Engineering, Science and Technology, or BEST, activity guides bring the principles of engineering alive to younger audiences. The content in the guides can be used to supplement curricula during the school day or as activities for after-school clubs. Educators may use the materials as a set or as individual activities.

NASA's BEST activity guides help teach students the engineering design process. The guides accommodate three grade groups (K-2, 3-5 or 6-8)

Please review the NASA BEST Website:

Activities Include:

Intrepid Education Resources and Programs

Design a Lunar Thermos

Prepare a Mission

Build a Solar Oven

Build and Launch a Satellite to Orbit the Moon

Introduction to NASA Summer of Innovation Educational Resources

Design a Lunar Buggy

Hubble at 25 Exhibit

Design a Landing Pod

Space Shuttle Enterprise Exhibit

Design and Launch a Crew Exploration Vehicle

3D Printing

Registration is limited and is open to all US citizens. To register for this workshop, please send an email to Sara Meziani at:

Please include the following information in your registration:

Full Name:









Email Address:



Phone Number:



Specific agenda items will be provided after you register. If you have any questions please contact Matthew Pearce, NASA Education Program Specialist.

Matthew Pearce
Education Program Specialist
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center-GSFC
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies-GISS
2880 Broadway, Suite 568
New York, NY 10025
646-419-0144 (c)
212-678-6038 (o)