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South Carolina State University

Space Science for Teachers

July 19 - 23, 2004

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Space Science for Teachers is a week long training class for K - 12 teachers that has been held at SC State University since 2001. This training seccession is supported by a grant from NASA's Office of Space Science, the Midlands Mathematics and Science Regional Center (Bamberg-Calhoun-Orangeburg Site) and SCSU's Center for NASA Research & Technology. Its primary purpose is to enhance Space Science capabilities in education, research and outreach at underserved K - 12 schools by providing training and workshops for in-service teachers.

This year's instructors were: Dr. Jennifer Cash, SCSU Dept. of Biological and Physical Sciences; Dr. Linda Payne, Midlands Mathematics and Science Regional Center; and Ms. Sandra Watts, Carver-Edisto Middle School.


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hands-on exercise


Dr Cash with class at planetarium


modeling the solar system


teachers being students


Sandra Watts


model building