Technology Drives Exploration: Pluto - Exploring a New World In Your Classroom
Thursday 03/24/2016
6:00 pm ET (3:00pm PT)
FREE 1-hour Webinar
Educators in Grades 4-8

The NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University is providing a 1-hour webinar.

Pluto has always been widely unknown and a fascinating mystery. What is Pluto? How is Pluto both different and alike from other objects in our solar system? These are some of the questions to be investigated by NASA's first robotic mission to Pluto, New Horizons. This webinar will discuss these questions by exploring data from the New Horizon mission, NASA STEM education curriculum, online resources and the NGSS. Pluto has fascinated us, and students, since it was first discovered. Join us in this webinar to learn exciting ways to bring the fascination and mysteries of Pluto into your classroom.

Steve Culivan is the NASA STEM Education Professional Development Collaborative Specialist at the Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Mr. Culivan develops and provides NASA STEM online and face-to-face professional development programs for in-service, pre-service and informal educators. Mr. Culivan was the Principal Investigator for two International Space Station (ISS) in-flight education demonstrations. He additionally developed and co-developed several NASA curriculum products. Prior to his current twenty-seven year career with NASA Education, Mr. Culivan taught middle school Earth and Space Science, life science, English, art and coached several sports in his hometown of Baton Rouge, LA. He holds a current Louisiana teaching certificate in science and English. Mr. Culivan received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Louisiana Tech University and a Masters of Science degree in Education from Oklahoma State University.