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Schedules

Workshop in Planetary Sciences for Grades 7-12 Educators

Monday

Astronomy

Morning Session

  • Introduction and Welcome (Larry Taylor)
  • Opening Lecture: Astronomy and Space Science Overview (Kermit Duckett)

Afternoon Session (Classroom Activities)

  • Telescope and rocket construction (Paul Lewis)

Evening Session (Weather permitting)

  • Use of telescopes and binoculars in astronomy (Paul Lewis)
  • Home Reading: First 20 pages of Exploring the Moon: Teachers Guide

Tuesday

Lunar Day

Morning Session

  • Opening Lecture: Lunar Science and Apollo, and Lunar Disk (Larry Taylor)

Afternoon Session (Classroom Activities)

  • Exploring The Moon: Teachers Guide

Evening Session (Weather permitting)

  • Telescope use for stellar/planetary/lunar surface identifications (Paul Lewis)
  • Home Reading: First 32 pages of Exploring Meteorite Mysteries, along with Chapters 14 and 15

Wednesday

Meteoritics Day

Morning Session

  • Lectures: Sun (Kermit Duckett)
  • Meteorites (Larry Taytor)
  • Asteroids

Afternoon Session (Classroom Activities) (Larry Taylor)

  • Exploring Meteorite Mysteries: A Teacher’s Guide with Activities/or Earth and Space Sciences
    1. Impact Craters (Lesson 6)
    2. Crater Hunters (Lesson 7)
    3. Meteorite Sleuths (Lesson 9)
    4. Building Blocks of Planets (Lesson 10) Pick 1 of 3
    5. Changes inside Planets (Lesson 11) Without Part C
    6. K-T Boundary (Lesson 14)
    7. Historical Meteorite Falls (Lesson 15)
    8. Near Miss? (Lesson 15)

Evening Session (weather permitting)

  • Observational (Paul Lewis)

Thursday

Remote Sensing and Mars Day

Morning Session

  • Lectures: Planetary Science and Mars (Larry Taylor)
  • Mars Exploration ( Hap McSween)
  • Remote sensing (Jeff Moersch)

Afternoon Session (Classroom Activities) (Larry Taylor)

  • Planetary Geology
    1. Geologic Landforms Seen on Stereoscopic Photos (p.31
    2. Landform Mapping: The Terrestrial Planets (p. 115)
    3. Geologic Features of Mars (p. 127)
    4. Planets in Stereo (p. 169)
    5. Introduction to Photogeologic Mapping (p. 183)

Evening Session (Weather Permitting)

  • Observational (Paul Lewis)

Friday

Space Engineering and Exploration

Morning Session

  • Lecture/Discussion: Planetary Exploration and Spacecraft Development(Paul Lewis)
  • Moon Buggy (Larry Taylor)

Afternoon Session

  • Rocket construction and launch (Paul Lewis)

 

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