Voyage to the Moon and Beyond – Educator Workshop – July 7, 2009

“Voyage” to the Moon and Beyond Educator Workshop at Space Center Houston on July 7, 2009

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a full day of educational experiences at Space Center Houston. The “Voyage” to the Moon and Beyond Educator Workshop will take place on July 7, 2009. Each educator will leave this workshop with new curriculum support materials, lunar sample certification, six hours of continuing education credit and a better understanding of our moon and solar system.

The cost for this workshop is $40 per person. It includes lunch at Space Center Houston. The workshop includes four classes that will take participants to the far reaches of the solar system. Classes include:

–Voyage Solar System Model and Starlab Planetarium: Tour the solar system with the state-of-the-art Voyage Solar System model and travel virtually in the Starlab Planetarium. Each participant will receive “Journey Through the Solar System” curriculum support material that was written by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education .

–Space Suits Through the Generations: Spacesuits have come a long way since the Mercury program. Learn about the history of the spacesuit, its transformations and the resources available to educators.

–Lunar Sample Certification: Learn about the history of the moon and its geology. Participants will become certified to borrow lunar and meteorite samples. Each participant will receive a Moon Educator Guide.

–Saturn V Experience: Visit Rocket Park and see a full size Saturn V rocket. Learn about the Apollo missions and how they changed the world. Each participant will receive the NASA Rocket Educator Guide filled with ideas on how to use rockets in the classroom.

For more information, visit http://www.spacecenter.org/TeachersWorkshop.html

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