Dawn: Small Bodies Thematic Teacher Workshops

Program Element / Activity Title:
Dawn: Small Bodies Thematic Teacher Workshops
E/PO Project Name:
EPOXI, Stardust-NExT, Dawn
Contact Information:
McREL 4601 DTC Blvd. Suite 500 Denver, CO 80237
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For FY 2011: Includes 1) Day-long teacher workshop in Denver CO.  2) Day long workshop for Florida Science Supervisors.  3) Five simultaneous workshops in February 2011 based on results of EPOXI and in anticipation of Stardust NExT and Dawn.  For FY 2012, the Dawn mission will provide educator workshops about some of the findings at Vesta and a review of Stardust NExT and EPOXI educational materials. Venues to include the Colorado Science Conference and the School Science and Mathematics National Conference. The purpose of the workshops is to educate teachers on the content of comets, asteroids, the EPOXI and Stardust-NExT and Dawn mission encounters and the educational resources appropriate for classroom use. The project brings together formal and informal educators  to connect with scientists, engineers, and thematic NASA resources and exhibits and offers the additional benefit of networking.

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National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Improve STEM Instruction