When is it? Wednesday, January 28, 7 p.m. EST
What's it all about? We are going to Pluto this year for the first time with the New Horizons mission! How do you bring your science students along for the ride, and what updates and changes await your Solar System curriculum in the year ahead? PBS LearningMedia and NASA are here to help with an inside look at what lies ahead for Solar System science, with a particular focus on pedagogical changes and new educational resources to help your curriculum stay up-to-date in this exciting time for space exploration.
Who will be there? Presenters include Rachel Connolly, Director of STEM Education at WGBH, Jeffrey M. Moore, New Horizons Co-Investigator, NASA Ames Research Center, and Keri Hallau, Montana State University, Department of Physics.
How do I participate? Simply direct your browser to our Google+ event page shortly before 7 p.m. EST on January 28.* Alternatively, you can watch the Hangout on YouTube, but you will only be able to participate in the Q&A from the Google+ Event Page.
*Anyone can attend a Google Hangout On Air, but only Google users can post questions or RSVP before the event - this includes people with a Google+ profile or a Gmail address. Click this link to create a Google account. Click here for more information on Google Hangouts On Air.
In the meantime, visit the NASA Planetary Sciences collection on PBS LearningMedia. This selection of videos and interactive activities, adapted from NASA, are accompanied by teaching tips, background essays, and sample discussion questions, and many videos are available in both English and Spanish, with corresponding closed captions.