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Friday, May 24 • 10:00am - 2:30pm
Educator's Workshop: NASA's Afterschool Universe

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By engaging students in content they already find fascinating, we can get them hooked on science! Meet Afterschool Universe — a freely-available hands-on astronomy curriculum created by NASA for afterschool programs, summer camps, and more. Learn about the benefits of teaching astronomy in out-of-school time settings, and try out a few of our activities! This half-day workshop will lead participants in a series of hands-on activities from the program, focusing on the chemical elements, how they are created in stars, and how we can use light to figure out what elements are in distant objects. We will also introduce participants to the free comprehensive manual for program facilitators that provides background information and detailed recipes for running program sessions, and other online resources.

Afterschool Universe is a curriculum created by the Astrophysics Education Team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center for a hands-on astronomy program targeted at children ages 11-14, though individual sessions and activities can be adapted for other ages. This flexibly-structured program explores basic astronomy concepts, focusing on what's in the universe and how we study it, and is designed to be run in a variety of settings.


Sara Mitchell

Syneren Technologies & NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Friday May 24, 2019 10:00am - 2:30pm EDT
Panel 2 (WW C)