A 2-day workshop for South Dakota Middle and High School Teachers
Inspire your students to learn more about mathematics and science!
April 2017 · October 2017 · March 2018
ED 699 —
Computational Astronomy for Math and Science Teachers
This two-day workshop will be held on the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology campus. During the workshop, the math and science teacher participants will learn about math applications used in astronomy and space exploration, with the goal of being able to use that knowledge in their own classrooms. Through
carefully selected materials, the workshop will emphasize the connections between mathematics and space science.
Participants will earn 1 graduate credit and will receive lesson plans to use in the classroom. Space is limited to 15 attendees, so register early!
A $350 value, but available for free due to funding from a NASA grant.
- The solar system, Kepler’s laws, and historical discoveries
- Computation of planetary masses, light speed, and distances within the solar system and beyond
- Applications to man-made satellites
- The nature of light and the electromagnetic spectrum
- An evening of telescopic observations will be included, weather permitting
Prerequisites: Successful completion of a Bachelor degree program and K-12 teaching experience in Math and Science. Basic college algebra, trigonometry and familiarity with Windows Excel.
This opportunity is funded through a NASA Astronomy Education Grant:
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for April 28-29,2017
- April 28-29, 2017,
- October 6-7, 2017
- April 13-15, 2018
Register now for the April 2017 session; registration will open later for the other two sessions.
Cost: Free (a $350 value)
- Worth: 1 graduate credit (ED 699)
- Transportation and Lodging NOT included
For more information
Dr. Donna Kliche
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Educating the next generation of engineers and scientists begins with inspiring an early interest in math and science. SD Mines plans additional programming to help engage students in STEM activities. More information will be available as dates, times and programming is arranged.
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