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Fall 2005 Chicago NSTA Schedule

Windows to the Universe offered numerous workshops at the upcoming NSTA meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Workshops included:


November 10

"Climate Change: Classroom Tools" - Explore the scientific foundations of what we know about climate change and address misconceptions through hands-on activities that illustrate climate change and its effects. Handouts! 8 - 9 am, Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Superior A;

"Magnetism and Space Weather" - How are magnetism and "weather" in space related? We will share tested hands-on activities and resources about Earth magnetism, space weather, and solar "storms." Handouts provided. 1 - 2 pm, Navy Pier, Room 301/303;

"NSTA Earth and Space Science Share-a-Thon" - Join NESTA members as they demonstrate their favorite classroom activities and lead small working groups through applications suited for individual classrooms. 2:30 - 3:30 pm, Navy Pier, Grand Ballroom.



November 11

"What's Below the Surface?" - Explore below Earth's surface with this collection of hands-on classroom activities from Windows to the Universe. A must for earth and physical science teachers! Handouts provided! 9:30 - 10:30 am, Navy Pier, Room 207;

"Geomagnetism, Electricity, and Space Weather" - Participants will experience numerous hands-on activities related to basic concepts of magnetism and electricity, geomagnetism, and space weather. Handouts provided. 1 - 2 pm, Navy Pier, Room 310/312;

"Climate and Global Change: A Toolkit for Teaching" - Explore Earth's dynamic climate system while engaging in a collection of hands-on activities from the National Center for Atmospheric Research. A wealth of resources and handouts provided! 2:30 - 3:30, Room 310/312;

"WALLS (Water, Air, Land, Life, and Space) Workshop" - A unique team of teachers and scientists will share their integrated suite of hands-on standards-based activities for Water, Air, Land, Life, and Space content areas. Handouts! 4 - 5 pm, Navy Pier, Room 202.

Last modified February 15, 2006 by Roberta Johnson.

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Windows to the Universe, a project of the National Earth Science Teachers Association, is sponsored in part is sponsored in part through grants from federal agencies (NASA and NOAA), and partnerships with affiliated organizations, including the American Geophysical Union, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Earth System Information Partnership, the American Meteorological Society, the National Center for Science Education, and TERC. The American Geophysical Union and the American Geosciences Institute are Windows to the Universe Founding Partners. NESTA welcomes new Institutional Affiliates in support of our ongoing programs, as well as collaborations on new projects. Contact NESTA for more information. NASA ESIP NCSE HHMI AGU AGI AMS NOAA