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 2016 is as follows:

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 5
Tomorrow in Space

Tomorrow in Space

Participants in this program will learn about past visions of space exploration, how spaceflight has evolved over the years, and NASA’s plans for the future.

Available Dates: July 6, July 20
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 7
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 8, July 28
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 18
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 19
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 21
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 22
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 25
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 26
Space Suits

Space Suits

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

Available Dates: July 27
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 28




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