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Educator Workshops

Unearth the ancient world of the dinosaurs, challenge the principles of physics, get sun smart and learn new tips and techniques for teaching science in your classroom. The Maryland Science Center is filled with innovative new educational opportunities for educators and students. Explore activities and new insights into creative exhibit floor exploration for students. Workshops include stipends!

Live From The Sun

Saturday, March 3, 2018

  • Discover the latest news about our nearest star
  • See up-to-the-minute images of the Sun with sunspots and solar flares
  • See how the Sun’s huge explosions can endanger technologies we all rely upon
  • Find out how to operate a Sunspotter, a portable solar telescope, and how you can borrow one for your classroom
  • This workshop is a repetition of two conducted in 2016 and 2107

Workshop includes:

  • Demonstrations of activities for the classroom
  • Presentations in the Davis Planetarium and on Science On a Sphere
  • Morning snacks and lunch
  • $125 stipend for each participating teacher
  • Take-away materials provided by NASA

This workshop is a repeat of ones offered in 2016 and 2017.  If you attended one of these previous workshops, please share this opportunity with your colleagues.

6 Degrees of Influence: Understanding the Interconnectedness of Earth Systems

Saturday, March 24, 2018

  • Explore the interrelated systems that drive events on planet Earth
  • Learn innovative new ways to connect your students to science
  • Use the latest NASA data and imagery to explore the topic with a newly-developed program on Science On a Sphere (SOS)
  • Take part in a creative arts-based communication activity based on the SOS program
  • Here from experts in Earth science fields

Workshop includes:

  • Demonstrations of activities for the classroom
  • Presentations in the Davis Planetarium and on Science On a Sphere
  • Morning snacks and lunch
  • $125 stipend for each participating teacher
  • Take-away materials provided by NASA

This workshop is conducted in cooperation with Nurture Nature Center in Easton, Pennsylvania and made possible through a grant from NASA.

 

Registration

Registration opens approximately one month before each workshop.