NASA AT NSTA NATIONAL CONFERENCE

(March 18-21, Philadelphia, Pa.)

The 2010 National Conference of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) will include many NASA Earth and space science education sessions. Pick up a schedule of all the NASA sessions offered throughout the week at the NASA booth. You can also browse all the sessions by going to: http://www.nsta.org/conferences/schedule.aspx?id=2010PHI.

Two events will showcase the exemplary NASA-sponsored curriculum: GEMS Space Science Sequences for Grades 3-5 and 6-8.

Symposium on the ATLSS project: Advancing Teacher Leaders in Space Science

(Friday, March 19; 1:00-3:00 p.m.; Sheraton Philadelphia City Center Hotel; Liberty Ballroom C)


Join space science educators for a discussion of exemplary space science materials, including the GEMS Space Science Sequences and other NASA-developed resources.


Seminars: In-depth experiences with the GEMS Space Science Sequence for Grades 3-5 and GEMS Space Science Sequence for Grades 6-8 (by application only
)

(Wednesday, March 17, 1:00-5:00 p.m.; 2 Concurrent sessions (one for Grades 3-5; one for Grades 6-8; for supervisors, curriculum administrators, and lead science teachers)
The Lawrence Hall of Science’s GEMS® program is presenting its new curriculum sequences for grades 3-5 and 6-8, developed with NASA and other astronomy educators and researchers. Seminar participants will actively explore selected activities from the Sequences and will receive a copy of the CD-ROM and two of the four units that comprise each Sequence. Fee per seminar: $25. The fee includes the seminar, curriculum materials, refreshments and the chance to win a kit from Carolina Curriculum.

To register, please complete the online registration form at http://lhsgems.org/NSTAPhila.html


The DISCOVERY DOME booth (1541) will house demonstrations on Earth science educational software and resources from the ESIP Federation, as well as fulldome digital planetarium shows in the Discovery Dome. Visit their workshops for a chance to win free software.

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