Boulder Workshop – September 21, 2013
Mesmerized by Mars? NASA’s MAVEN mission presents:
Red Planet: Read, Write, Explore!
A workshop for teachers and educators of 3rd-5th grade students
Saturday, September 21st; 9am to 5pm
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP)
Space Sciences Building, 3665 Discovery Dr., Boulder, CO 80303
The MAVEN mission—the next mission to the Red Planet—will study Mars’ climate and climate history. Mars was once a world with oceans, rivers, and lakes, but at some point in its history the atmosphere and flowing water disappeared. What happened is a mystery: How did the atmosphere escape, and how long did that take? MAVEN will launch in the fall of 2013 and arrive at Mars in 2014 to seek answers to such questions.
Join us for a one-day workshop on the MAVEN mission, and our accompanying program for grades 3-5, Red Planet: Read, Write, Explore!
About the workshop and lessons: A suite of six standards-based lessons combines science, literacy, and art to help students understand planetary habitability and the MAVEN mission. Students learn about Mars science, planetary habitability, and future exploration. Students read, write, and listen to both fiction and non-fiction about Mars, conduct research, and share ideas through discussion. Accompanying the lessons are science experiments and demonstrations. The workshop, offered by the MAVEN education team, will introduce you to these lessons and concepts. The workshop will also have a session devoted to Spanish speaking ELL and ESL students. You will receive free classroom materials, including a copy of Dr. Jeffrey Bennett’s Max Goes to Mars.
Registration fee: $15.00 by check to the University of Colorado (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
New! You may purchase 1/2 Graduate Teacher Education (GRTE) credit from the University of Colorado for $60, payable by check or credit card the day-of the workshop (optional).
Registration deadline has been extended due to the Boulder floods. Registration will be open until Thursday, September 19th.
Upon submitting the application, you will receive additional workshop details.
We look forward to seeing you at the Space Sciences Building on Saturday, September 21st!