A 2-day workshop for South Dakota Middle and High School Teachers


brComputational Astronomy

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.

Topics include:

  • 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

Course 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: Read Press Release


REGISTER NOW
for October 6-7, 2017
Registration for March 2018 will open at a later date.

Dates:

  • April 28-29, 2017
  • October 6-7, 2017
  • March 16-17, 2018

Cost: Free (a $350 value)

  • Worth: 1 graduate credit (ED 699)
  • Transportation and Lodging NOT included

For more information

Contact:
Dr. Donna Kliche
(605) 394-2471
Donna.Kliche@sdsmt.edu


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