Title:  2017-10-28 Carthage-Yerkes Electrostatics in Space

Authors:  Frances Duletri, Lynne Zielinski

Subjects: Teacher Workshop

Standards:

Short Description:

Space is not empty, but full of plasma and particles that you never expected to be there. "99.9 percent of the Universe is made up of plasma," says Dr. Dennis Gallagher, a plasma physicist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. The magnetosphere surrounds and protects the earth from stellar plasma with a complex system of interacting electric and magnetic fields, electric currents and charged particles. Rockets, satellites and the International Space Station fly in plasma. Join us in learning about the exotic phenomena that surround the earth. Learn how the Earth’s magnetic field protects us from the hazards of space environment. This STEAM* workshop provides K-12 teachers with the background and activities to excite students to continue studying electrostatics, a wide application in many emerging fields of industry.

The twin Voyager spacecraft left Earth 40 years ago and have opened our eyes to the amazing worlds found in our solar system.  Each Voyager continues to sail over ten billion miles into interstellar space, an historical moment compared to Columbus stumbling onto America and Neil Armstrong's first footsteps on the Moon. Join us in a STEAM* workshop for K-12 teachers to discuss the continuing significance of this voyage as the final frontier is explored. Delve into this remarkable achievement and consider our place in the universe.  Voyager carries a 'Golden Record' as a greeting to intelligent life that the ship may encounter thousands or millions years in the future into interstellar space.  What message would you have from the 'Pale Blue Dot'?

*STEAM - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics


Welcome letter from Lynne Zielinski, Education Manager.

BioPharmaceutical Technology Center Institute is an educational outreach resource.  EIS  presented a short session to middle school teachers about some aspect of Life In Space which is the focus this teacher training session.

This is a one day workshop at Yerkes covering
Radio, Submillimeter/Microwave, Infrared, Visible, and Ultraviolet Light.

  • Basic Info
  • What types of instruments are used by astronomers?
  • What questions are being answered by astronomers?
  • Possible Hands on Activities and/or Resources


Small Steps Teaching Space Science Brings Giant Leaps Into Classrooms!


Title:  2017-10-28 Carthage-Yerkes Electrostatics in Space

Authors:  Frances Duletri, Lynne Zielinski, Bonnie Thurber

Subjects: Teacher Workshop

Standards:

Short Description:

Space is not empty, but full of plasma and particles that you never expected to be there. "99.9 percent of the Universe is made up of plasma," says Dr. Dennis Gallagher, a plasma physicist at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. The magnetosphere surrounds and protects the earth from stellar plasma with a complex system of interacting electric and magnetic fields, electric currents and charged particles. Rockets, satellites and the International Space Station fly in plasma. Join us in learning about the exotic phenomena that surround the earth. Learn how the Earth’s magnetic field protects us from the hazards of space environment. This STEAM* workshop provides K-12 teachers with the background and activities to excite students to continue studying electrostatics, a wide application in many emerging fields of industry.