For: Teachers

Resource Type(s): Professional Development

Grade Band: Middle School

Subject(s): Science

STEM Institute for Educators invites middle school science teachers this summer to learn new ways to engage students in astronomy topics, both in the classroom and at the National Air and Space Museum.

The workshop will help you engage your students in astronomy topics and prepare you to observe the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017! This eclipse is the first in nearly 100 years that will be visible from the entire continental United States, which presents a valuable learning opportunity for educators and students. Participants in this workshop will be prepared to help their students safely observe the eclipse and understand why it is happening.

This workshop will take place on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. There will be an introductory webinar on Thursday, June 1 from 4:00 to 5:00 pm EDT as a prerequisite for the STEM Institute. Registrants must either attend the live webinar or view the archived recording. The webinar will include background information and a think-ahead assignment to be completed before the actual workshop date. To find out more, please visit the website.

The STEM Institute is a free workshop, but registration is required and space is limited. To sign up, email


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