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Space Foundation Offers New Meteorology Course

06/20/2012

This week's Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum professional development course for teachers is brand new this summer. The Space Foundation created the course - Meteorology and Space Weather - to help teachers examine the different areas of meteorology and how to incorporate them into the classroom. Hands-on lessons are used and the course features instruction by Matt Meister, chief meteorologist for KRDO-TV, Colorado Springs, and a trip to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, Colo.

Space Foundation education programs are based at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute, which houses a Mars Yard and Robotics Lab, the AGI Space Missions Simulator and NASA Educator Resource Center.

Openings are still available in other Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum courses this summer and scholarships are available.

Although the underlying focus is on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the courses are structured to adapt lessons to all grade levels and all curriculum areas. Participants do NOT need to be science or math teachers. Public, private and homeschool teachers from around the globe are welcome.

See more details on the remaining courses at www.spacefoundation.org/education/programs/space-across-curriculum-courses-prek-12-teachers.

Pictured: Matt Meister, chief meteorologist for KRDO-TV, Colorado Springs, teaching a lesson in this week's Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development course Meteorology and Space Weather.

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