Nineteen teachers from across Nebraska are at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida this week to take part in an intensive space science course.
Two of the teachers attending the “Out of this World” workshop are from Nebraska City, where Jeff Edwards is superintendent.
Edwards says there will be classroom activities and they’ll take part in a simulated launch and they’ll also get a close-up look at the now-retired space shuttle Atlantis.
The NASA-Nebraska Space Grant developed the workshop to help teachers feel more confident in earth and space science, as well as to help build student interest and boost achievement scores.
Other teachers at in the workshop are from school districts in Omaha, Lincoln, Crete, Holdridge, Chadron, Mitchell and Hubbard.
The workshop runs through Friday.
By Nate Gonner, KNCY, Nebraska City