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2016 Mars Rover Celebration

January 30, 2016, Primary Schools: 9:00 am-2:00 pm, Middle Schools: 1:00-6:00 pm,
Houston Room, University Center

Teacher Workshops

Mars Rover Celebration, 2015-2016

September 18, 2015 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

September 19, 2015 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

University of Houston, Farish Hall

Event Description:

Owing to substantial improvements in workshop content and curriculum materials, all teachers are strongly encouraged to attend one of the identicalworkshops.

Each workshop offers 6 hours of CPE credit.

This workshop will prepare teachers who are considering entering their students in the 2015-16 University of Houston Mars Rover Celebration.

The workshops covers the basics of Mars science and how to use our NASA approved curriculum. The presentation includes detailed information about past and present Rovers/Missions. The latest results from the Curiosity rover will be presented. Session will cover methods for making classroom use of these real-time results. The afternoon session covers details of our newly revised NASA approved curriculum materials, use of the supplementary reading instruction materials, and proven methodologies for supervising the projects. Participating teachers receive print and electronic copies of the curriculum and one solar model kit.

Entry Deadline and Restrictions

Cost: $25 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)


Prof. Edgar A. Bering, III, Physics and ECE, University of Houston
Andrew Kapral, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Houston
Karen Staley, Fort Bend ISD

Questions: Contact Prof. Edgar Bering at eabering@uh.edu

Advanced registration required to receive model kit.

Registration Deadline: September 11, 2015


Teacher Workshop Registration

Teachers, please provide the following contact information:

Street Address  
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Work Phone  
Note: Even if we know your e-mail, you MUST enter it here to receive automated responses.
Enter your School District in the space provided below. Please provide just the district name.
Enter the name of your School or sponsoring organization in the space below. Home school put "Home School"
Day Attending  

Day number please. We know it is September.

Method of Payment

Or fill out the hard copy form and then send a $25 check  payable to Physics Department , University of Houston to:

Jennifer Chin-Davis-- Mars Rover Workshop

617 Science and Research I

University of Houston

Houston, TX 77204-5005

Click here to down load the Workshop Registration form in either MSWord™ or Adobe Acrobat™ (.pdf) form.

Judge and Volunteer Sign Up is here.

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Last updated: July 14, 2015.

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