The Buehler Challenger & Science Center is a New Jersey Professional Development Provider.  We offer full day teacher workshops for teachers new to the Center, as well as returning educators.  Choose from one of the following options:

Scenario Workshop

Educators bringing students for a mission for the first time MUST attend the scenario workshop for which they are registered.  Teachers who switch to a different scenario should also attend the appropriate workshop.  Choose your mission scenario below:

Rendezvous with Comet Halley

The year is 2061. In orbit around the sun, between Earth and Mars, a Spacecraft moves towards its long awaited target: Halley’s Comet. It has not passed near Earth orbit since 1986. The crew must navigate towards the comet, sending a probe through the comet’s coma to analyze what gases make it up.

Return to the Moon

For the first time since 1972, a crew of astronauts is returning to the Moon, this time to stay. Students will locate the appropriate landing site to establish a permanent base on the moon. Astronauts will test their limits will surviving an alien environment. This mission will serve as a stepping stone for human planetary exploration.

Voyage to Mars

The year is 2076 and a new crew of Astronauts is being sent to Mars to relieve a crew that has inhabited the planet for the last two years. Before returning to Earth, the crew will replace an ailing weather satellite to monitor Martian weather.

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Booster Workshop

Returning teachers who have already attended a Scenario Workshop have the opportunity to register for our Booster Workshops.  These workshops may be run by a NASA educator or by Center staff. Teacher Training 092112 038

Past topics have included:

  • Cosmic Storms
  • Universal Instructional Design
  • Astrobiology
  • Space Weather

For each mission booked, one teacher is eligible to attend one of the above workshops. Any additional teachers will automatically incur a $50 charge per workshop.

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