Virtual Conference for Educators
Ever wanted to have all of the materials you experienced at an educators conference? So completely that you could run one yourself? We have just the package for you!
On February 5, 2011 the Comets & Asteroids Educator Conference was held at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.The focus was on comets, asteroids and protoplanets: their place in our solar system and why we have robotic missions out to explore them. Leftover building blocks of planets, these objects are believed to have contributed water and organic material to ancient Earth. By observing these small bodies up close, scientists can better understand the formation and evolution of our solar system and how life came to exist here on Earth.
A series of presentations from mission scientists, as well as hands-on activities that deepen understanding of the exciting content offered us a rich day. Mainly targeted for grades 5-8 the activities can be adapted for both grades 3-12. Instructional materials and resources are included.
Take a look! Find the materials you need to help your students engage in a dynamic story of the solar system!
|Dr. Paul Chodas, Near Earth Objects Program
Presentation: Small Bodies 101: Asteroids, Comets, Meteorites, and Protoplanets
Dr. Claudia Alexander, Rosetta Project Scientist
|+ Ion Propulsion
+ Find a Meteorite
+ Asteroid and Comet Encounter Timeline
+ Solar System Bead Activity
If you have any questions about the Virtual Educators Conference, educational activities, or would like to host an educator training in your area, please contact one of the following: