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- Teacher Professional Development
Grade 6–9 science teachers are invited to participate in a workshop focused on lunar science, exploration, and how our understanding of the Moon is growing and changing with new data from current and recent lunar missions. In-service and pre-service grade 6–9 science teachers are encouraged to apply. The workshops are sponsored by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter; they are offered to teachers free of charge. Workshop participants will: learn about the latest discoveries in lunar science from LRO and other recent lunar missions; reinforce their understanding of lunar science concepts; gain tools to help address common student misconceptions about the moon; interact with lunar scientists and engineers; become certified to borrow lunar sample disks; work with LRO data; and learn how to bring these data and information to their students using hands-on activities aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.