When:Saturday, September 19, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Where:Online (link will be provided to registered participants)
Target Audience:Teachers for grades 5-12
In this online workshop, we will discuss engineering activities for the STEM classroom focusing on light and sound. Education Specialist Brandon Rodriguez from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will be joined by classroom teachers looking to share their success stories as we adapt to an online classroom environment. Participants will also have the chance to follow along in several demonstrations that they can take back to their students.
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.