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Online Workshop: The Science Behind the 2018 Explore Science: Earth and Space Toolkit - Exploring Earth and the Solar System (Recorded)

NISE Net Online Workshop


The NISE Network runs a series of free online workshops to increase the number of professional development opportunities available to our partners, and create more channels for partners to share their work and learn from each other directly.

The Science Behind the 2018 Explore Science: Earth and Space Toolkit - Exploring Earth and the Solar System 

Solar System Montage with Eight Planets Artist Concept (Image Credit: NASA/JPL)

Tuesday, February 27, 2018; 2 - 3pm  Eastern / 11am - 12pm Pacific

This online presentation and discussion covers the science behind four of the 2018 Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkit activities - Magnetic Fields, Craters, Paper Mountains, and Stomp Rockets. After a brief overview of each activity and its materials, our guest presenter, a space scientist and science educator, leads a discussion about NASA missions and research exploring phenomena shared by Earth and other planets of the solar system. Learn about how magnetism, erosion, and meteorites can change the surface of planetary bodies over different timescales.  Science connections behind a different set of toolkit activities will continue in The Science Behind the Earth & Space Toolkit - Looking Beyond the Solar System online workshop on March 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM Eastern / 11am Pacific (sign up at: 


Darrell Porcello, Ph.D., NISE Net Earth & Space, Co-I



Laura Peticolas, Ph.D. Space Scientist and Science Educator



Frank Kusiak, M.A., NISE Net Western Regional Hub Leader



Lindsay Bartolone, M.S., NISE Net Earth & Space Content Expert



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This material is based upon work supported by NASA under grant or cooperative agreement award number NNX16AC67A.  Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).