In spring 2012, DREAM will be educating high school students and teachers about its science goals in order to prepare them for participation and interaction with DREAM scientists at a Lunar Extreme Workshops (LEW). The first LEW took place at Goddard Space Flight Center from June 20-24, 2011 and focused on how extreme solar storms affect the Moon. The 2012 LEW will take place at Ames Research Center from June 18-22. This LEW will bring DREAM scientists together with teachers and students (scientists-in-training) to investigate the effects of impacts on the lunar surface at all scales.
The target audience for involvement in the Lunar Extreme Program is high school students who have already been exposed to physics, Earth science, chemistry, computer modeling, or preferably a combination of the above and the teachers of those subjects. Teachers will be provided with small stipends for their time and participation.
What does the Lunar Extreme Program include?
Beginning in January, teacher/student teams are provided weekly with resources and activities pertaining to DREAM.s science goals. Students are encouraged to read and study the resources on their own and then to meet with their teacher and other team members at least once a week for teacher-led activities that reinforce the concepts from their reading. Teams have the flexibility to meet whenever and where ever they wish, such as after school. At least once or twice per month, students have the opportunity to virtually meet and hear from DREAM scientists, who will put the student.s new understanding in context as it relates to DREAM.s science goals.
What will the Lunar Extreme Workshops include?
During the LEW, teams will interact with DREAM scientists, observe the process of science in action, and learn more about NASA careers and opportunities. The direct interaction with scientists, both prior to and at a LEW, offers opportunities for students to learn more about available careers . and meeting and interacting with the passionate people who perform these careers every day may inspire these students to enter the science, engineering, or NASA workforce.
This sounds fun! How do I participate?
The application process for 2012 is now closed.
DREAM Teacher Application form
DREAM Student Application from
DREAM Lunar Extreme Workshop permission slip