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Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics

Boulder Workshop – September 21, 2014

MAVEN at Mars

Artist’s conception of the MAVEN Mars orbiter. (Courtesy NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center)

Are your students obsessed with space?
Looking for curriculum that blends science content and literacy skills?
NASA’s MAVEN mission presents:

Red Planet: Read, Write, Explore!

A workshop for elementary teachers and educators

Join us for this special event! MAVEN, the next Mars mission, arrives at Mars on September 21st. This workshop will include a special appearance from Max Goes to Mars author, Jeffrey Bennet, dinner, and lectures by MAVEN scientists, followed by a NASA TV broadcast of the arrival.

Sunday, September 21st; 1pm to 8:30pm

Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP)

Space Sciences Building, 3665 Discovery Dr., Boulder, CO 80303

About the workshop and lessons:

Could life have formed on Mars early in its history? The MAVEN mission—the next mission to the Red Planet—will study Mars’ climate and climate history and the mission is led from the University of Colorado Boulder at LASP! A suite of six classroom ready, standards-based lessons, offered in English and Spanish, 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 MAVEN education team will introduce you to these lessons and concepts, and a scientist will talk about Mars and the mission. The workshop includes methodologies for inspiring Spanish speaking ELL and ESL students. You will receive classroom materials, including a free copy of Dr. Jeffrey Bennett’s Max Goes to Mars picture book, and a certificate for recertification.

Join us for a one-day workshop on the MAVEN mission, and our accompanying program for elementary grades, Red Planet: Read, Write, Explore!

Registration fee: $20.00 (includes coffee, snacks, and dinner)*. Registration for this event is now closed, however space may still be available. For more information on late registration, contact Erin Wood: erin[dot]wood[at]lasp[dot]colorado[dot]edu

*Optional: While guests are welcome to attend the evening event for free, guest dinners may be purchased for $15 by following the registration link.

Optional: Purchase a 12 GRTE credit from the University of Colorado Boulder for $70, payable the day of the workshop.