Speed of Sound
Wednesday 10/18/2017
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
FREE Face to Face Workshop
Join us in Palmdale, CA
Educators in Grades PreK-12

For decades, NASA has been studying aircraft noise in order to reduce the impact jet aircraft have on the world. New techniques for reducing noise emissions from engines are constantly being developed. Join the NASA Armstrong Office of Education in Palmdale, CA for an educator professional development workshop to see the many ways Armstrong is advancing technology and science through flight.

Participants will learn about motions and forces, transfer of energy, and the abilities of technological design as they use a variety of materials and methods to reduce or eliminate noise. The speed of sound and how that speed depends on certain variables are important concepts related to the physics of sound. Through hands-on experiments and physical demonstrations, educators will learn ways to share the research within their classroom. Come learn about real world connections with NASA research going on in the Antelope Valley.

This educational activity aligns to NASA Education API 2.4.2 - Continue to support STEM educators through the delivery of NASA education content and engagement in educator professional development opportunities.

Please note this event is a Face to Face Event and is located in Palmdale, California

Barbara Buckner is a 20-year STEM classroom teacher with a Doctorate’s Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Louisville.  Her research interest included the impact of technology on student achievement and teacher behavior.  Buckner recently served as a 2013-14 Einstein Fellow at the National Science Foundation Education and Human Resources Directorate under the supervision of Dr. Joan Ferrini-Mundy where she collaborated with colleagues on learning, learning environments, boarding participating and workforce development.Barbara sees education as her calling and has spent her life sharing her love for learning with everyone around her. Knowing that today’s student will compete in a global economy, Barbara says that “It is imperative that today’s students are prepared with consistent rigorous and relevant standards that produce more STEM majors, particularly women, to keep this great nation at the forefront in technology, innovation, and advancement.”