NASA Space Science Workshop
for Middle and High School Teachers.
Tuesday October 7, 2003

8:30am - 3:30 pm EST
Copper Country ISD Distance Learning Room
Sponsored by: NASA Education Services and the Western UP Center for Science, Mathematics and Environmental Education.

Presenter: Jim Fitzgerald, NASA Aerospace Education Specialist
NASA John Glenn Research Center

Jim Fitzgerald’s work with NASA includes working with astronauts during education events from the Shuttle, participating in NASA's Liftoff to Learning video Program, developing and reviewing NASA educational products and conducting teacher workshop throughout Michigan and Ohio. Jim was chosen in 1994 to fly microgravity experiments for education aboard the NASA KC-135 aircraft. He flew for 4 days and logged 202 "parabolas" (27 seconds each of "weightless" flight). He also flew 3 days and logged 150 parabolas aboard the NASA's DC-9 research airplane at Glenn Research Center.

Topics to be covered:
Ø Comparing the Earth to other planets and moons in our solar system.
Ø Solar systems: comparing our sun to other stars.
Ø Position and motion of objects in our solar system and galaxy.
Ø Overall size, structure and age of the Universe.
Ø Technology of exploring space- human and non-human.
Ø Research on living systems in space.
Ø NASA Resources.

Registration Fee; $6.00 for lunch and workshop materials for all participants in CCISD and GOISD.

To register: Please return the completed registration form and registration fee by Monday September 29, 2003. Make checks payable to Copper Country ISD.

Questions, please contact Shawn Oppliger at 482-0331 or


Western Upper Peninsula Center for Science, Mathematics & Environmental Education
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Dr., Houghton, MI 49931-1295
Tel: 906-487-3341


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