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Workshops

Our workshops are designed with the following objectives in mind:

  • Supplying content knowledge
  • Improving conceptual understanding
  • Instilling greater scientific confidence
  • Increasing understanding of how scientific research is conducted
  • Providing strategies to help students develop more positive attitudes towards science and science education

The workshops feature active participation by NASA supported research scientists. Our partnership with the Tucson RSC ensures that the workshops meet the Arizona State Science Standard strands: 1 Science and Inquiry, 2 History and Nature of Science, 3 Personal and Social Perspectives, 4 Life Science, 5 Physical Science, and 6 Earth/Space Science.

Each 12-hour workshop is conducted over three sessions, two four-hour Saturday sessions and a mid-week two-hour follow-up combined with a two-hour homework assignment. Sessions 1 and 2 consist of lecture and directed discussion, inquiry-based activities, and hands-on investigations. In the third session, instructors and teachers identify ways to incorporate these experiences into their grade-level curriculum and to meet the pertinent requirements of the Arizona Science Standard.

 

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

2008-2009 Academic Year
Moon-Earth System (2008) September 27, October 4
Exploring the Terrestrial Planets (2009) January 24, January 31, February 3
Moon-Earth System (2009) February 14, February 21, February 24
Exploring the Terrestrial Planets (2009) April 4, April 18, April 21
2009-2010 Academic Year
Impact Cratering (2009) September 26, October 3, October 4
Exploring the Terrestrial Planets (2009) Novermber 7, November 14, November 17
Impact Cratering (2010) January 23, January 30, February 3
2010-2011 Academic Year
Exploring the Terrestrial Planets (2010) September 18, September 25, September 29
Asteroid-Meteorite Connection (2010) October 23, October 30, November 3
Asteroid-Meteorite Connection (2010) November 20, December 4, December 8
Volcanoes of the Solar System (2011) January 22, January 29, February 2
Moon-Earth System (2011) March 26, April 2, April 6
2011-2012 Academic Year
Moon-Earth System (2011) October 22, October 29, November 2
Volcanoes of the Solar System (2011) December 3, December 10, December 14
Deserts of the Solar System (2012) January 21, January 28, February 1
Asteroid-Meteorite Connection (2012) March 3, March 10, March 14
Astrobiology and the Search for Extrasolar Planetary Systems (2012) April 28, May 5, May 9
2012-2013 Academic Year
Asteroid-Meteorite Connection (2012) September 15, September 22, September 27
Deserts of the Solar System (2012) December 1, December 8, December 12
Volcanoes of the Solar System (2013) January 26, February 2, February 6
Astrobiology and the Search for Extrasolar Planetary Systems (2013) April 6, April 13, April 17
Moon-Earth System (2013) September 21, September 28, October 2
Meteorite Kit (2013) Novermber 9
Impact Rock Kit (2013) December 7
2013-2014 Academic Year
Volcanoes of the Solar System (2014) January 18, January 25, January 29
Meteorite Kit (2014) February 15
Impact Rock Kit (2014) March 1
Terra Luna (2014) April 12

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