Workshops, Institutes, and Courses
Analyzing Earthquake Data to Explore Plate Tectonics
April 16, 2014 - April 17, 2014
During this two-day workshop teachers will work to analyze and interpret data sets that indicate the location and frequency of earthquakes and tsunami hazards and identify patterns that allow for forecasts of the likelihood and locations of future events. Participants will come away with strategies for using earthquake data from the IRIS (Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology) website with middle and high school students, a deeper understanding of the dynamics of earthquakes, and video and written resources for teaching about earthquake risk.
With 160 million people, Bangladesh is the most crowded place on Earth, and one of the poorest. Scientists have come to recognize that it sits at the juncture of several active tectonic plate boundaries, putting it at risk for a devastating catastrophe. The workshop will use this as a case study to understand how scientists study earthquakes, the potential for an earthquake in Bangaldesh, and what the impact could be for the people living there. Museum exhibits will be used to investigate how plate tectonic processes cause earthquakes.
This workshop is for middle and high school Earth Science teachers.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. GEO-1202986
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November 4, 2014
Join us on Election Day for a professional development day geared for Grade K-12 teachers who want to enrich their understanding of how to use Museum resources to integrate the teaching of science practices in support of Common Core literacy strategies and Next Generation Science Standards Learning goals.
February 17, 2015 - April 9, 2015
This three part workshop provides teachers with the tools to design, execute and evaluate successful science and literacy aligned Museum learning experiences around the topics of plate tectonics and oxygenation of the Earth’s atmosphere.
February 18, 2015 - February 19, 2015
This two day workshop will introduce K-12 teachers to our newest exhibition, Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters. Participants will work with Museum educators and scientists to strengthen their understanding of the earth processes that cause natural disasters, explore the tools that scientists use to study and predict these events and use case studies that help illustrate the topic
NYC Teachers Chancellor’s Day Professional Development 2015: Using Museum Resources to Support K-12 Science Education
June 4, 2015
This professional day is geared for K-12 teachers who want to strengthen their ability to use Museum resources to teach science. Participants will have the opportunity to choose from a range of breakout sessions that will utilize the Museum’s digital, print, and exhibition resources to connect with the science curriculum in ways that are engaging for students.