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NASA Mars Science: MAVEN Webinars

You are invited to join our next Mars MAVEN webinar, on February 28 (1pm HT, 3pm ADT, 4pm PDT, 5pm MDT, 6pm CDT, 7pm EDT):

Making Mars: The story Mars tells about planet formation and migration in the early Solar System
Mars' composition and properties were influenced by where and how it formed. Join Dr. Katherine Kretke of the Southwest Research Institute to learn about planetary formation and migration and how Mars is proving to be a crucial piece...

On a chilly Friday in February, 28 teachers and two GLOBE researchers with the Arctic and Earth SIGNs project gathered in Tok, Alaska.

Drs. Elena Sparrow and Katie Spellman (University of Alaska Fairbanks) ran a workshop for teachers of the Alaska Gateway School District to learn how to use GLOBE protocols and NASA resources to study climate change in their schools and Alaska Native communities

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The Infiniscope Teaching Network creates next-generation science learning experiences using Smart Sparrow’s e-Learning platform. The platform enables educators to develop and customize adaptive learning experiences to best meet the needs of their unique learners, and provides insight into learner performance with data analytics.

Last week, ACT Inc., the company behind the ACT college readiness test, invested $7.5 million in Smart Sparrow as part of a new partnership advancing...

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The following teachers will share their GLOBE implementation ideas:

Gina Springer and Vicki Willet, teachers from Licking Heights Schools in Licking Height, OH, will describe an activity which illustrates how the sun warms the earth for first graders.  

Juliet Hamilton, grade 4 GLOBE teacher from Skyridge Elementary in Auburn, CA, will talk about how she has implemented GLOBE in her classroom this year.

Susan James, Grade 5 teacher from St. Peter Elementary School in Mansfield, OH...

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The GENIAL (Generating Engagement and New Initiatives for All Latinos)  Summit, funded by the NSF, was held June 5–6, 2017, at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, CA. Ninety-one practitioners, community leaders, media specialists, and researchers from across the United States and Puerto Rico participated.

Goals

  • Identify needs and opportunities for Latinos in informal science learning (ISL) environments.
  • Facilitate and strengthen professional relationships.
  • Identify...

Solar Week is lively week of online curriculum and fun activities about our sun for grades 5-9 or youth age 11-14, including cool facts, scavenger hunts and games for a whole week. There’s a an online interactive message board where your group or class can submit a question to leading solar scientists. 

The CosmoQuest project is looking for input on how people are learning and doing science in a variety of environments that will allow us to compare the needs of different free-choice learners and the needs of formal educators. We could use your help both as survey participants, and in getting the surveys out to wider audiences. Please take any and all surveys that are relevant to you and share these links as relevant through your program newsletters.

Podcast Listeners Survey...

NASA CubeSat 101: Basic Concepts and Processes for First-Time CubeSat Developers Cover ImageNASA CubeSat 101: Basic Concepts and Processes for First-Time CubeSat Developers

NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative is excited to announce the release of NASA CubeSat 101: Basic Concepts and Processes for First-Time CubeSat Developers. The guide is intended for first-time CubeSat developers, and especially for CubeSats being developed at educational institutions, interested in applying for a launch opportunity through NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative.  It covers the CubeSat development...

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GME Webinar #5 - Classroom Career Connections

 Presenters: Svetlana Darche and Tracy Ostrom, GME West & Jessica Taylor, NASA LaRC

This webinar will include a test-drive of the Green 360 Career Catalyst, an on-line college and career readiness resource. The webinar will include a focus on the importance of networking as a career exploration strategy with NASA scientist, Jessica Taylor, discussing the networking opportunities within NASA and the GLOBE program.

To make the most out of...

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Join us for the ENSO Phase III Science and Collaboration webinar on Tues., Jan. 9th at 9 am EST/ 2 pm UT/ 9 pm Thailand time

This webinar will focus on the impacts of water- both above and below the surface- on the regions in Far Asia and the Pacific. We will hear from a GLOBE scientist and teacher in Thailand, as they share their experiences with the flooding that has increased during the past few monsoon seasons. They will describe how they have their students use GLOBE protocols to...

NESSP activities for December included a invited talked at a National Conference, successful support for a new Career and Techincal Edcuation progrm in Oregon and a Space Station Downlink

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NASA Spotlites - Science for Students by Students
Wednesday 01/17/2018
6:30 pm ET
FREE 1-hour Webinar

NASA Spotlites – Science by Students for Students

Join us to learn how to engage students in a problem based activity that results in students producing NASA Spotlite videos. 

What's a NASA Spotlite video? These 90 to 120 second videos are written, filmed, edited, and produced by students as they think through an engineering design process. Each video targets a science...

School Site Visits!  GME-West continues to support teachers and students.  At Antioch and Arise high schools, students learn site definition and hydrology protocols along the delta and in a local creek in preparation of Student Research Symposium projects. At Skyridge elementary school students learn how to use a calitoo and collect data to measure Aerosols as they participate in NASA’s Air Quality Campaign.

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Mapping GLOBE Atmosphere and Surface Temperature Data Using ArcGIS Online

 Presenters: David A. Padgett, Associate Professor of Geography, Tennessee State University, TSU students

This webinar spotlights Tennessee State University's Geographic Information Systems Day and National Geography Awareness Week outreach activity.  Ninth grade students attending Nashville's Stratford STEM Magnet High School collected GLOBE Atmosphere and Surface Temperature Protocol data on the Friday prior to...

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The National Center for Accessible Media at WGBH is guiding accessibility implementation in WGBH’s Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms project. Team member Madeleine Rothberg will be presenting on Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017, 5:00 pm EST, at the OZeWAI (Australian Web Adaptability Initiative) Conference in Canberra, Australia, where she will join a panel that includes Microsoft, ABC, and Blackboard. Madeleine will discuss the decisions, trade-offs, and innovations that impact the...

The fourth Science and Collaboration webinar for the ENSO Phase III "Water in Our Environment" will be held on Thurs., Dec. 7th at 8 pm (EST). We will focus on our second guiding investigative question- "What impacts does water, above and below ground, have on our environment?"

You can find out more about this event here.

Friday, March 16 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Georgia World Congress Center, A303

NASA launched a citizen science app to help identify and eradicate mosquitos. Learn how to use this app. Great handouts and NASA resources.

Presenter(s): Dorian Janney (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center: Greenbelt, MD)

FORMAT: Presentation
GRADE LEVEL: General
SUBJECT: Informal Science Education, Life Science, Engineering-Technology-and the Application of Science, Earth and Space Science

Aerial Exploration of Environmental Study Sites, Using Kites, Cameras, and Other Sensors
March 17, 2018, 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Georgia World Congress Center, A314

National Science Teachers Association Annual Conference


Take a look at your environmental study site from 150 meters above ground level. STEM presentation from NASA’s AREN Project and the GLOBE Program.

Presenters:  David Bydlowski and Andy Henry, AREN Project

Attached are the quad charts; evaluation summary; and 3 attachments, a set of slides showing use of OpenSpace during Year 2 across the OpenSpace Informal Science Institution Network, and the 2017 progress report.

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Did you miss GME Webinar #3? Jessica Taylor, NASA LaRC scientist, Maureen Wickenheiser, teacher at St. Patrick’s Elementary School in Carleton, MI, and her Grade 2 student, Cale Jones and Sara Mierzwiak, GME Research Assistant were just awesome! 

Go to our You Tube page to view the video: https://youtu.be/7AvWBbarEqs

What color is the sky today? Sky color will be the focus of the Student Follow Up Webinar.

Students are asked to observe the color of their sky on any of the following...

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This nugget showcases the outreach GME–The University of Toledo has done this fall. Every year GME-UT participates in STEM in the Park held at Bowling Green State University to educate the general public about the resources available through GLOBE and NASA. GME-UT is willing to assist our GLOBE-trained educators in the collection of GLOBE data whenever needed.

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https://informal.jpl.nasa.gov/museum/Conversations/draft-gpm-november-7

See our telecon FAQs and etiquette reminders.  

Date: Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 PM Pacific (Extended End Time)
Call-in: 1-877-951-7311 (New Call-In Number)  For non-US call-in numbers, click here.
Passcode: 4256755

Come learn how and why NASA satellite data is being used to predict the onset of water-related and vector-borne diseases as well as to inform operational users so they can...

The NASA eClips™ team joined NASA Langley Research Center in celebrating their 100th Anniversary with a Centennial Open House on October 21, 2017. Over 20,000 people attended the daylong event, while 2,000 people stopped by the NASA eClips™ booth. At the booth, educators presented the “Launchpad: Colors of Ice” activity and showcased the “Our World: NASA at Jamestown” video. NASA Langley has a Nondestructive Evaluation Science Branch that continues to be the world’s leading NDE lab in the...

NASA eClips™ was presented at the 2017 Society of Women Engineers (SWE) National Conference on October 26th by Stacy Dees, Outreach Program Manager from the National Institute of Aerospace. The presentation, titled “Incorporating NASA eClips™ products and activities into K-12 STEM Outreach,” was presented during the session “NASA Educates to Innovate: Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act” to a group of around eighty (80) women...

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The AREN Project Annual Reports:

  • Evidence of Results / Impact
  • Top Level Goals 1 and 4 for SMD
  • Yearly Quad Chart
  • Annual Progress Report

 

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