It's the Teachers' Workshop for Live from Mars!
|During lunch there was a demonstration as remote sites "drove" the Red Rover over simulated Mars terrain and participants were given the chance to run rovers at remote sites.|
The weather cooperated so participants took their box lunches outside and enjoyed eachother's company.
When reassembled, teachers became students in several demonstrations of hands-on activities developed for the Mars Exploration Directorate by TERC and the MED team.
Whether estimating angles or handling "Mars" soil, all were very
even the young Haines-Stiles who helped to demo.
The balance of the day was spent becoming more acquainted with the Live from Mars project components (Video, Online and Hands-on activities) and the D.C. participants attended breakout groups in which teachers gathered to discuss issues and brainstorm ideas in each of these component areas.
Meanwhile, in the auditorium:
Our distinguished panel consisting of (left to right):|
Cheick Diarra, Donna Shirley, Meredith (Midge) Olson, and Dan Barstow fielded questions from our "virtual" audience.
|When the breakout groups reported back time was devoted to questions and answers.|
What better way to end our time together than to have all participants on the stage for a group wave for "Goodmorning America"
A tired but exited group of teachers return home to spread the word
Onward to Mars! - see you online!
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