NLSI/Montana State: Geology of the Moon On-Line Course

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Program Element / Activity Title:
NLSI/Montana State: Geology of the Moon On-Line Course
E/PO Project Name:
NASA Lunar Science Institute (NLSI)
Contact Information:
Mail Stop 17-1, Moffett Field, CA 94035
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Short Description:

The course, Geology of the Moon (ERTH 580-50), offers MSU graduate credits in earth science for middle school teachers. The online course runs Sept. 28 through Nov. 29 and is taught by Cass Runyan, who teaches at both MSU and the College of Charleston, and Noah Petro, a lunar geologist from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Pamela Whiffen, a high school science teacher, will also be part of the instructional team, helping participating teachers better incorporate the science concepts into their classrooms. The class is part of MSU's National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN), which offers online science courses for teachers.

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