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Consortium
Resources: Underconstruction
The COSMOS in the Classroom

K-12 Outreach programs and activities are the corner stone for improving the quality of K-12 Education, and enhance the breath and depth of knowledge, functional literacy, as well as improve the quality of incoming freshman students into the nation's colleges and universities. Organizers of K-12 outreach activities must then collaborate to develop improved and effective outreach programs to initiate change of general behavior towards specific fields. Particularly such collaboration and exchange of ideas are vital in order to increase the number of university students in science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. 

Objectives

Objective 1:  Teachers will identify and learn to use NASA resources. 

Activities of Objective 1

a) Information technology tools for STEM teaching and learning.(Local Moderator)
b) NASA Resources ( expert)

Outcome of objective 1: Teachers will learn how to use the web, setup email lists, make websites with links.

Objectivie 2: Teachers will learn how to integrating . NASA K12 learning/teaching materials, and technology tools  in the science syllabus  

Activities of Objective 2: Lectures and hand's on activities on

Scales
The sun and the solar system 
Stars and Evolution of Stars
The death of stars
Space Science Missions (CHANDRA and SOHO )


For each topic the expert may discuss sample lessons and how these lessons can be part of the overall science syllabus.

Outcomes of Objective 2: Teachers will put their science syllabus on line on NC A&T server, create learning communities

Additional activities include hands on demos contributed by STEM faculty members
 

Light and Matter
Superconductivity
Atomic and Plasma Physics
Solar Physics
High energy physics
Nanotechnology
Biotechnology