Solar System and Beyond: Dwarf Planets — Earth and Space Science

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in STEM and STEAM

Solar System and Beyond: Dwarf Planets — Earth and Space Science
Audience: Educators of Grades 6-12
Event Date: May 2, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. EDT
Contact: john.f.weis@nasa.gov

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for a free 60-minute webinar. Participants will get an overview of the story behind the creation of the “dwarf planet” classification. Learn about currently identified dwarf planets in our solar system and NASA resources for teaching about them. The activities discussed in this webinar address the Next Generation Science Standards PS2 and ESS1. Online registration required.

 

Earth Right Now: What Is Up With Earth’s Water Resources?

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in STEM and STEAM

Earth Right Now: What Is Up With Earth’s Water Resources?
Audience: Educators of Grades 4-10
Event Date: April 30, 2018, at 5 p.m. EDT
Contact: susan.m.kohler@nasa.gov

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for a free 60-minute webinar. Participants will learn about NASA’s Mission Geography, which delivers problem-based learning modules with real data. Explore investigations focusing on the physical nature of a resource, how humans depend upon the resource, and how human use creates both problems and opportunities by affecting the resource. Online registration required.

 

Invite Your Students to Step Aboard

Written by Nathan Smith on . Posted in STEM and STEAM

Audience: All Educators
Contact: JSC-STEMonStation@mail.nasa.gov

In two minutes or less, you can teach your students about the International Space Station and why it’s important in our journey to deep space. “So You Want to go to Mars,” a short animated video, provides an easy-to-understand explanation of where we are now, what we’re learning, and why the space station is important to deep space exploration. The video is short, fun and appropriate for all age levels — from young children to adults.

Find more ways to bring NASA into your classroom during NASA’s A Year of Education on Station, a celebration of an almost 12-month presence of a teacher on board the International Space Station.

 

#UTedChat Questions for 04/25 – Podcasts as a Learning Tool #PodcastPD

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This week we have Matthew Winters (@TeacherWinters) an ELA teacher at Wahlquist Junior High School in Ogden, Utah leading the discussion on Podcasts as a Learning Tool! This is a fun and informative topic for educators to start thinking about utilizing in their classrooms as well as in their own personal learning. This should be a great chat so please come prepared to share your thoughts on Podcasts as Learning Tools with the rest of the #UTedChat crew. If you haven’t already followed Matthew via Twitter (@TeacherWinters) you should probably do so because it will help you to better follow the chat. 

As always, please be sure to include #UTedChat in your responses so everyone participating can see your thoughts and ideas.

Q1: Which podcasts have you used in your life to engage with a larger community?

Q2: How do podcasts create larger experiences for listeners? Conversely, how do podcasts create singular, personal experiences?

Q3: Are podcasts educational in nature?

Q4: How can podcasts be applied across curricula and content areas?

Q5: What would an assignment with a podcast component look like in your school?

Q6 What are the barriers to adding podcasts to your curriculum?


Matthew Winters is an ELA teacher at Wahlquist Junior High School in Ogden, Utah.  He also is the host of the Edtrex Rewind Podcast with Quin Henderson. Before teaching K-12, he taught at multiple universities.  He loves edtech, writing, and music.

You can follow Matthew via Twitter at @TeacherWinters.

– Chat Archive via Wakelet

 

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