“Who Will Feed the World?” Teacher Workshop
November 8 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
This full-day interactive workshop will provide NASA global awareness educational resources and explore how they contribute to the understanding of soil and water and their societal applications.
Susan Kohler, NASA Education Specialist, will guide participants on how to use NASA data to develop or refine their theories about how water and soil impact the ability for a country to grow crops as the climate changes. Participants will also engage in inquiry-based activities to deepen understanding of the problem of growing crops in countries that are struggling to provide food for their people.
All activities correlate to the Ohio Core and Science standards. Next Generation Science Standards relating to the Earth’s climate systems will be connected to the NASA activities and resources. The activities integrate science, technology, engineering and math with English language arts skills.
The workshop is open to middle school and high school educators (grades 6-12). Contact hours for educator license renewal are available.
Rooms 313/315, Student Center, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115
Participants should park in the Central Garage (across the street from the Student Center). The garage visitor entrance is available from the E. 21st Street entrance only.
8:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM Let’s Get Organized: Teamwork Educational Strategies
9:00 AM GLOBE: Soil in My Backyard
10:00 AM GLOBE Permeability Experiment: Just Passing Through
11:00 AM NASA ECOSTRESS Mission: Drought, Fire, Flood
12:00 PM Lunch provided by the Cleveland Council on World Affairs
1:00 PM Mission Geography: Who Will Feed the World?
3:00 PM Evaluation and Closing
Admission includes lunch and validated parking.
For more information, please contact Elizabeth Coerdt, Manager of Global Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (216) 255-9002.