Check out the newly released Bill Nye the Science Guy free app at
Requirements are: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 6.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
Teach Astronomy Through Storytelling and in the Context of the Next Generation Science Standards!
Galileo Looks Beyond to Other Worlds
A Hands-on Workshop on Astronomy and Space Science for Teachers in Grades 3-12 from the Galileo Teacher Training Program
Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21, 8:30am – 5:00pm both days
Location: Clark Hall on the campus of San Jose State University, San Jose, California
Lynn Moroney, StarTeller, noted author and storyteller
Dr. Steve Howell, NASA Ames Research Center, Project Scientist on NASA’s Kepler Mission
Explore the Universe near and far through classroom-tested, standards-based, hands-on astronomy activities. Discover investigations and techniques to help teach earth and space science in the context of the Next Generation Science Standards. Learn how you can teach astronomy through storytelling and engage your students from diverse and underserved populations in science through their astronomical heritage. And find out about the latest discoveries by NASA’s Kepler mission and the search for planets around distant stars. Participants receive a wealth of teaching resources, including The Universe at Your Fingertips 2.0 DVD-ROM (retail value $30), a large collection of resources for teaching astronomy.
Target Audience: Teachers in grades 3 – 12; and those who work with them
Cost: $75 until May 15 / $95 from May 16 – July 5 / $125 on site July 20
*** A limited number of scholarships for this workshop are available for California teachers ***
For more information and a link to register, go to: http://astrosociety.org/education/k12-educators/galileo-teacher-training-program/
When: Friday, March 15, 2013
Time: 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Location: Duncan Hall 246
This Master’s Program is designed to provide K-12 teachers the opportunity to enhance their understanding of science teaching and learning, and in accordance with the Secondary Education Program. Come find out more and meet some fun people!
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Bay Area Earth Science Institute (BAESI) workshops for teachers of grades 4-12 are free, address California science standards, and present a blend of science concepts and ready-to-use classroom activities for teaching them. Each workshop or field trip meets from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and will take place in room 306 Duncan Hall on the San José State University (SJSU) campus unless otherwise noted. If you need SJSU credit, you may combine any two sessions to earn 1 unit of Geology 104 for $50. You can find the dates and more information on the SERC website at
Visit us at http://serc.sjsu.edu to learn more about the many resources we check out to science educators and SJSU students. Over time we will be highlighting various SERC resources and goings on in the science education community and here at SJSU for educators.