When:Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where:Online (link will be provided to registered participants)
Target Audience:Teachers for grades 6-12
In this interactive virtual workshop, we will highlight lessons focused on the electromagnetic spectrum as well as its role in astronomy and NASA space exploration. Education specialist Brandon Rodriguez from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be joined by high-school and college students, who will demonstrate lessons and activities that helped them become interested in STEM. We will also discuss educational opportunities for teachers and students to take part in NASA research and lesson development.
Join us earlier in the week for our Teaching Space With NASA live stream to get a primer on this topic from NASA experts. All audiences welcome. A recording will be made available after the live stream.
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This free workshop is offered through the NASA-JPL Educator Resource Center, which provides formal and informal educators with NASA resources and materials that support STEM learning. For more information, visit the Educator Resource Center page.