I had the priveledge of attending a special workshop funded by the science department of my school system this week. It was held at the Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum which is part of the Smithsonian Institution.
Almost 200 teachers participated and we first saw the IMAX movie “Hubble”. IMAX is always interesting to see because the photography is so spectacular, not to mention large, and the sound brings new meaning to surround sound. This was really neat because astronauts on the Space Shuttle did a lot of the filming and many images from the Hubble Telescope were also included.
We also had a docent led tour of the musuem. My husband volunteers at the museum so I have been numerous times but I had never been on a guided tour before. It turned out that our tour guide lives behind our school and his daughter once attended Herndon Elementary. He did an excellent job and is willing to develop a special tour for our GEMS club. Yippee.
After lunch we had a workshop from the author of Writing in Science, Betsy Fulwiler. Lots of good information to use in with our STEM lab journals.