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2014 Mars Rover Celebration

January 31, 2015, Primary Schools: 9:00 am-2:00 pm, Middle Schools: 1:00-6:00 pm,
Conrad Hilton Ballroom, University Hilton

Teacher Workshops

Mars Rover Celebration, 2014-2015

September 20, 2014 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

September 27, 2014 at 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

University of Houston, Kiva, Farish Hall

Please fill out our online form.

Event Description:

Owing to substantial improvements in workshop content and curriculum materials, all teachers are strongly encouraged to attend both workshops. Teachers who wish to have their classes participate in the formal evaluation research process must attend all of both days. We urge all of you to do this.

Each workshop offers 6 hours of CPE credit.

This workshop will prepare teachers who are considering entering their students in the 2014-15 University of Houston Mars Rover Celebration.

The September 20 workshop covers the basics of Mars science. The September 27 workshop is split into two sections. The morning session covers details of our newly revised 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. The afternoon session covers examples of the inquiry based acticivites in the curriculum and ends with building a model rover.

Entry Deadline and Restrictions

Participation in either the 2012, 2013 or 2014 workshops is mandatory for your class to be included in our NASA impact evaluation study.

Cost: $25 for one workshop or $40 for both (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

Registration: Advanced registration required to receive model kit. Registration Please fill out our online form or down load, print and mail the Workshop Registration form in either MSWord™ or Adobe Acrobat™ (.pdf) form.

Judge and Volunteer Sign Up is here.

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2014 Mars Rover Celebration