NASA Educator Resource Center :

The purpose of a NASA Educator Resource Center (ERC) is to help teachers learn about and use NASA's educational resources. The ERCs are located on or near NASA Field Centers, museums, colleges, or other nonprofit organizations. The ERCs provide educators with in-service and pre-service training, demonstrations, and access to NASA instructional products.

Visit the The NASA Educator Resource Center - Fresno located in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development in Room 420.  For more information contact:  Otto E. Benavides (559) 278-0379 or ottob@csufresno.edu

Workshop Offering for Spring 2011

February 12 Introduction to NASA CONNECT: Team Extreme: The Statistics of Success

Description:

"Using the award winning on line program NASA CONNECT participants will be introduced to the basics of how scientists and engineers use data analysis in project design. Using the video component and a hands-on construction of a “miniature thread spool car” students develop an understanding of basic mathematics analysis and how people use statistics terms such as mean, median, mode, and range, to make decisions. Members of the Penske Racing Team and engineers from Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne help students investigate the relationship between work, energy, and power as they look at racecar design; the Space Shuttle; and NASA’s most extreme machine, the International Space Station. (Upper elementary and Middle school appropriate; especially suited to math and basic physical science classes) * Numerous other online NASA programs will be introduced to participants during the day."

Place: Education Building Rooms 165

Time:   8 AM - 4 PM

 

April 15 Introduction to NASA CONNECT: Problem Solving: Good Stress: Building Better Muscles and Bones

Description:

"Using the award winning on line program NASA CONNECT participants will learn about the importance of building and maintaining better muscles and bones. This lesson focuses on biology and physiology and demonstrates how NASA scientists and researchers collect and analyze physiological data to understand how muscle and bones are constantly changing, especially in a microgravity environment. By conducting inquiry-based activities, students will make connections between NASA research and the mathematics, science, and technology they learn in their classrooms. This lesson also introduces scatter plot graphing and show how important it is to understand how data is analyzed. (Upper elementary and Middle school appropriate) * Numerous other online NASA programs will be introduced to participants during the day. "

Place: Education Building Rooms 165

Time:   8 AM - 4 PM

Registration Online

To register on-line, please click on the date link above.  CTAP page will be displayed to complete the on-line application. To request information please call (559) 278-0377 and leave a message. We will return your message at the earliest convenience.

The NASA workshops are free of charge to all participants. Participants interested in gaining credit can register for one unit of credit through Extended Education at the time of the workshop. There is a fee for the Extended Education credit.

Space Exploration: Earth, Moon and Beyond Workshop

Astronaut Rex Walheim and NASA Education Specialist Anthony Leavitt conduct Space Exploration: Earth, Moon and Beyond Workshop - May 10, 2008 (Click here for Astronaut Walheim's visit photos)

NASA Trainer Anthony Leavitt conducts Aeronautics Workshop

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