Professional Development

Organization Type of PD Target Audience Description
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center Workshop Grades K-7 teachers This teacher workshop will focus on the 100+ moons of our solar system. Orbital mechanics and moon phases will be covered. Participants will make a solar system model and do a kinetic activity that traces the four chief theories of the origins of our moon.
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center Workshop Grades K-12 teachers Science of the Seasons will illustrate the journey man took from living only by the sunrise and sunset, to understanding time. This realization dramatically affected almost every aspect of life from agriculture to movement. Included in the workshop will be information on constellations, mythology and astrology.
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center Workshop Grades K-12 teacher Solstice? Ecliptic? Huh? Secrets of Winter and Spring revealed.
Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center Workshop Grades K-12 teachers The Space Food workshop takes a look at the challenges NASA has faced in feeding astronauts, and the changes over the years. Included in the program are the effects space has on blood, bone, digestion, and vitamin and nutrient absorption. Some of these well-known and lesser known items we see on grocery store shelves as a result of NASA?s research will be included in the workshop.
Liberty Science Center Workshop Grade 6-10 educators Explorations in Ecology: Learn the basics of the important science of Ecology through activities that use mathematics, simulations, and constructing graphs to understand topics that include predator-prey relationships, population growth, photosynthesis, biome comparisons and endangered species. This in-depth view of ecological principles is applicable to students in grades 6 - 10.
Liberty Science Center Workshop Grade 6-9 educators Exploring Matter: Chemistry of the Universe: Introduce students to matter, the stuff that makes up the universe. A diverse range of approaches to Chemistry will have students creating brochures describing their favorite chemical, use enzymes to change milk into cheese, create their own pH indicator from cabbage leaves, investigate the incredible absorption power of disposable diapers and extract DNA from wheat germ. Chemistry will prove to be their most exciting subject. Grades 6 - 9.
Liberty Science Center Workshop Grades K-8 educators Famous New Jersey Scientists: Meet some famous scientists who called New Jersey home. Participate in lessons that illustrate their contributions to New Jersey's scientific history
Liberty Science Center Workshop Grade 6-10 educators Hidden Worlds Revealed Through the Microscope: Learn about the proper and varied uses of the microscope in the classroom, using subjects including pennies, feathers and fingerprints, along with preserved and living organisms. Work with good quality, indestructible microscopes. Grades 6 - 10.
Liberty Science Center Workshop Grades 7-12 educator Intermediate Science Sampler: One of our most popular programs is offered to teachers of junior high school students. The activities can be used at any time during the school year to initiate discussion and introduce fascinating new areas of scientific inquiry ranging from topology and color vision, to a simulation of the spread of a communicable disease.
Liberty Science Center Workshop Grades K-8 educators It's All in the Question: Effective teaching, utilizing a hands-on approach to science, involves students making observations, manipulating data and learning how to both ask and answer questions that arise. This workshop focuses on working with teachers to stimulate student thinking through open-ended questioning and making predictions. Hands-on activities illustrate questioning techniques, wait-time and the learning cycle.