TEACHER WORKSHOPS

The NASTAR Center

The NASTAR Center’s Teacher Professional Development Programs offer a unique ‘spin’ on engaging students in math, science, and technology. Program curricula, content knowledge, and activities include NASA and FAA materials as well as feature actual flight experiences in our world-class aviation and space training facility. As a bonus, our Teacher Resource Center (TRC) is available on site to support your teaching needs. For out-of-town participants, we have arranged special pricing for hotel/meal packages at the Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Bucks County hotel in nearby Feasterville.
 
The programs are offered at NO COST to teachers.
 
All programs approved by the PA Department of Education for Act 48 continuing education credit hours. Check with your state for eligibility to receive credits.
 
The schedule for 2017 is as follows:

Sense in Flight

The Senses in Flight

Learn about the effects of the flight environment on the senses, with an emphasis on vision the NASTAR Center’s night vision class and a 10,000-foot ascent in an altitude chamber.

Available Date: July 27
Flight Physiology

Flight Physiology

This program uses NASA Summer of Innovation curricula and lesson plans to enhance teacher understanding of the effects of space flight on the human body.

Available Dates: July 10
The Magic of Flight

The Magic of Flight

This program is designed to enhance teacher understanding of how and why airplanes fly. It features hands-on activities, a session in an aircraft simulator, and classroom materials.

Available Dates: July 17
All About Newton

All About Newton

Teachers who attend this program will have an opportunity to fly a 3-g suborbital launch and reentry profile in the STS-400 high performance human centrifuge.

Available Dates: July 14 and July 28
500 Years of Flight

500 Years of Flight

This program is designed to enhance teacher understanding of the history of aviation and the impact of technology on society using hands-on activities and projects.

Available Date: July 11
Rocket Science

Rocket Science I

Designed to enhance teacher understanding of Newton's Third Law of Motion, rocketry and space exploration through hands-on activities and take away materials for in-classroom use.

Available Dates: July 13
Rocket Science, Stage II

Rocket Science, Stage II

This program is designed for participants who already have an understanding and mastery of the basics of model rocketry.

Available Dates: July 20
K'NEX Energy, Motion and Aeronautics

K'NEX Energy, Motion and Aeronautics

Teachers will use K'NEX to learn about Newton's Laws of Motion, forces of flight, ballistics, aircraft stability and control, and spatial disorientation.

Available Dates: July 12
The Atmosphere and Weather

The Atmosphere and Weather

Teachers construct simple weather instruments and practice hands-on activities that help communicate meteorological phenomenon and climate effects to students.

Available Dates: July 18
Exploring The Solar System

Exploring The Solar System

This program introduces educators to the environmental conditions on the planets and presents material on all objects in our solar system.

Available Dates: July 19
Space Payload

Space Payloads

Learn ways to simulate microgravity and spaceflight in your classroom and find out about opportunities for your students to launch experiments into space.

Available Dates: July 21 and July 25




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