OSSE/IDEAS Workshop on Teaching Space Science in Middle and High Schools

Supported by a NASA IDEAS grant (S.S. Limaye, PI) and a Wisconsin Idea grant, this was a workshop for middle and high school science teachers who teach Astronomy/Space Science.

A one week Summer Workshop was held for August 11-15th in Madison and featured presentations by experts on Space Science topics useful for teacher background knowledge, curriculum planning, and student resources available for teachers. Additional fall meetings were planned on September 27, October 18th and November 15th.

Past Events

DATE LOCATION THEME
October 15, 2003 UW-Madison, 1225 West Dayton Street NASA Resources, Contributed Curriculum Units, Follow up and preparation for Remote Observing
September 27, 2003 DePaul University, Chicago Space Science Symposium, Focus: Mars
15 August 2003 OSSE/University of Wisconsin Campus, Madison Implementation Plan for Space Science Curriculum
14 August 2003 OSSE/University of Wisconsin Campus, Madison Computer Lab and Work time.
13 August 2003 OSSE/University of Wisconsin Campus, Madison Washburn Obervatory: Mars!
12 August 2003 OSSE/University of Wisconsin Campus, Madison State of the Universe - Prof. LAWRENCE KRAUSS
Physics of Star Trek: A Public Lecture - Prof. Lawrence M. Krauss
11 August 2003 OSSE/University of Wisconsin Campus, Madison Missing Baryon Explorer, a SMEX Mission proposed to NASA - Wilt Sanders
Cosmology in 2003: the Universe Adventure - Jatila Van der Veen
Cosmic Microwave Background: Jatila Van der Veen

Teachers in attendance

Teachers participating during 2002-2003 Workshop Activities

Teaching Space Science Resource List

Science Standards