Webinar Opportunities

The South Dakota Discovery Center is excited to offer contact hours to those educators who participate in NASA Webinars.

If you would like to participate in these webinars AND receive contact hours, write a short reflection after completing the webinar and send to the South Dakota Discovery Center Special Projects Director.

More information including the rubric for your reflection at http://www.sd-discovery.org/webinars/.

If any of these webinars look like they might be of interest, register today.

Free STEM Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development

Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators

The NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC) at Texas State University is presenting a series of free webinars open to all educators. Join NASA education specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources that bring NASA into your classroom. Registration is required to participate. To register, simply click on the link provided beneath the webinar description.

January 5, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. ET: Aeronautics — Come Fly with Us: Flying Things In Your Classroom (Grades 4-8) — Capture the excitement of STEM with your students as we explore the principles and physics of flight with flying things in your classroom. Using NASA online resources and simple, inexpensive STEM classroom activities and design challenges, we’ll investigate the parts of an airplane, what makes an airplane fly, and how can we model aircraft that can fly in your classroom. Take off with learning, and come fly with us.  Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/219444


January 10, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. ET: Teachers Connect: LaRC Centennial Badge (Grades 6-8) — The first half of this webinar will focus on clouds and their role in Earth’s “energy budget” and on implementation ideas using GLOBE for different classroom settings as part of the “Earth Right Now: LaRC 100th” digital badge. Participants also will talk about student badge implementations, extension ideas and extra resources. The second half-hour will center on the engineering design process using the “Drag Race to Mars Engineering Design Challenge” as part of the “Journey to Mars: LaRC 100th” digital badge. This portion of the webinar will focus on forces and motion and math calculations using paper airplanes and testing different materials as part of the “Aeronautics: LaRC 100th” digital badge.

To learn more about the Langley 100th digital badges, log in to https://nasatxstate-epdc.net/ and search for LaRC 100th. This webinar meets requirements of teacher discussions within the NASA Langley 100th Educator Professional Development Collaborative digital badges. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/207906


January 11, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. ET: Aeronautics — Come Fly with Us: Making Foam Rockets (Grades 2-8) — Discover a classroom activity where students design rockets made from pipe insulating foam and use them to investigate the trajectory relationship between launch angle and range in a controlled investigation. The launch of a foam rocket is a good demonstration of Newton’s third law of motion. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/216447


For the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development webinar schedule, go to: http://www.txstate-epdc.net/events/