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.

 

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 2019 is as follows:


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 15
Rocket Science

Rocket Science, Stage 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 16
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 17
The Space Race

The Space Race

Teachers will learn about the technologies needed to fly to the Moon as they perform hands-on activities.

Available Dates: July 18
Exploring the Moon

Exploring the Moon

During the one-day workshop, teachers will learn about our nearest neighbor in space.

Available Dates: July 19
Flight Physiology

The 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.

Available Dates: July 22
Living and Working in Space

Living and Working in Space

In this program, participants learn about the space environment and the physical challenges faced by astronauts.

Available Dates: July 23
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 24
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 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




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