UNAM Chicago and NASA's MAVEN mission invite you to:
Red Planet: Read, Write, Explore!
A workshop for elementary teachers and educators
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. Mars was once a world with oceans, rivers, and lakes, but at some point in its history flowing water disappeared along with most of the atmosphere. What happened is a mystery: How did the atmosphere escape, and how long did that take? MAVEN launched successfully on November 18, 2013 and will arrive at Mars in September, 2014 to seek answers to such questions.
Join us for a one-day workshop on the MAVEN mission, and our accompanying program for elementary grades, Red Planet: Read, Write, Explore!
About the workshop and lessons:
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 current Mars research. The workshop includes methodologies for inspiring Spanish speaking ELL and ESL students. You will receive classroom materials, including a copy of Dr. Jeffrey Bennett's Max Goes to Mars picture book, and a certificate.
For more information visit: http://lasp.colorado.edu/home/maven/education-outreach/for-educators/red-planet/chicago-workshop/
Saturday March 8, 2014
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
350 W. Erie St. #300, Chicago, IL 60654
Parking available for $5 at 357 W Huron St at the Public Parking.
Register here by March 4th (space is limited, so register early!):
Registration fee: $15.00 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)
We look forward to seeing you at UNAM Chicago on Saturday, March 8th!
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