Published by Brunsell on 14 Mar 2012 at 09:22 pm
Welcome to this week’s issue of Science Matters in Wisconsin. Please share this with a colleague!
– Professional Development
Plan Ahead: Outstanding professional development courses to be held in June and July 2012 in Madison and Wisconsin Dells. UW-Madison is partnering with WestEd to offer four 1-week Making Sense of SCIENCE (MSS) courses for middle school science teachers and district science leaders. MSS courses feature best practices in science professional development and are designed to help participants: learn major concepts of science, examine how children make sense of those concepts, analyze and improve teaching practice, and learn ways to support science learning through literacy. To find out more about these opportunities and to register for the courses, visit the MSS website: http://we-mss.weebly.com/
– Science Spotlight
Bad Astronomy: The Moon’s history of violence. The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter is a NASA space probe that’s been orbiting the Moon since June 23, 2009. On March 19 it will mark its 1000th day in orbit! To celebrate, NASA released this cool animation showing the history of the Moon.
– Website of the Week
March 23: Energy Education Day
Attack the energy problem, or at least the worst of its by-products, by playing “Greenhouse Gas Attack” at http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/greenhouse-gas-attack.
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