Marvelous Moon: Hands-on NASA Activities to Bring the Moon's Life Story to Camp Audiences

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PRESENTERS: Andy Shaner, Lunar Planetary Institute
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For the past five years, an armada of spacecraft has been orbiting the Moon, changing the way scientists view the Moon’s history. Explore: Marvel Moon: Hands-on NASA Activities to Bring the Moon's Life Story to Camp Audiences will acquaint you with FREE hands-on science activities related to NASA’s current understanding of how our Moon formed and has evolved, and will prepare you to lead these activities in your programs with children ages 8-13. This webinar will explore our Moon’s life story – from its violent birth through its changing early life to the relatively quiet present. Explore: Marvel Moon will answer the question, “Why does the Moon look the way it does today?” 

Through this webinar, participants will:

  1. Increase their preparedness and confidence in facilitating out-of-classroom hands-on space science activities. 
  2. Be familiar with the current scientific understanding of how our Moon formed and how it has evolved.
  3. Be exposed to opportunities to use hands-on space science activities

Andy Shaner leads both lunar and Mars education efforts for the LPI, including the High School Lunar Research Projects and Education/Public Outreach for the ChemCam instrument onboard NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity. He also actively helps in the planning and implementation of trainings for the LPI Explore library program. Andy holds his BA in Secondary Education with teaching licensures in physics and earth & space science from Wichita State University and his MA in Teaching and Teacher Education with a minor in planetary science from the University of Arizona.

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Core Competencies: 
Learning Environment and Curricula
Program Planning