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 non-profit NASTAR Foundation is sponsoring the programs for 2014 so they are being 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.

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.
Acceleration

Acceleration

Designed to enhance teacher understanding of Newton's Laws of Motion through personal centrifuge flight experience and hands-on activities.
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.
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.
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.
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 a NASTAR Center Aircraft Simulator, and classroom materials.
Physiology of Flight

Physiology of Flight

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.
Rocket Science

Rocket Science

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.
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.
Space Suits

Space Suits

Participants will participate in a variety of hands-on activities that demonstrate elements of space suit design and operation.


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