Observatory hosts professional development session for teachers

Professional Development Session for Teachers

Looking for creative ways to incorporate more math in your science programs? Looking for tricky ways to include more science in your math classes? This is the session for you.

Through a NASA grant this program is free and includes free materials and lunch. Check with your principals to see if you can get PDUs or CEUs for this course. It is geared for those teaching grades 4-9 but all are welcome.

Course goals: At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Explore how ancient astronomers used math to determine the size of the Earth, Moon, and Sun
• Calculate movements, sizes, distances, and viewing angles of planets, moons, stars, and other astronomical objects as seen from Earth;
• Describe units of time and prepare math activities around astronomical cycles
• Analyze observations of the planets to practice Kepler’s laws
• Compute the orbits of Jupiter’s moons
• Construct and use basic astronomical instruments

Saturday Oct. 19, from 10am-4pm at the Historic Cincinnati Observatory.

Space is limited. To register, contact:

Dean Regas
Astronomer, Cincinnati Observatory

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