(Register by Sept. 6; Sept. 15 & 22, 9:00 am-4:00 pm); University of Houston, Houston, Texas)
These workshops are meant to prepare teachers who plan to enter their students in the 2012-2013 University of Houston Mars Rover Celebration. The first workshop covers the basics of Mars science. The second workshop is split into two sections – the morning section will cover effective methods for teaching the engineering design process, while the afternoon session will focus on details of the Mars rover celebration, newly revised beta test versions of curriculum materials, and proven methodologies for supervising the projects. Participating teachers will receive print and electronic copies of the curriculum, as well as one solar model kit. The fee for participating is $25/workshop or $40 for both workshops. To learn more and to register, visit http://bit.ly/N6TTRY.