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Nugget announcing the public launch of WGBH's first set of interactive digital resources produced as part of the “Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms" project. (Cooperative Agreement Notice Award No. NNX16AD71A; WGBH Principal Investigator: Rachel Connolly).  

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Program Description: The NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative (CCRI) is a year long STEM engagement opportunity for STEM educators to work directly with NASA scientists, lead research teams and develop STEM curriculum for their current classes. Educators participating in this opportunity will become associate researchers at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and STEM education experts whom will integrate NASA education resources and content into their classroom while...

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September 27, 2017Deep Dips: Designing a Mission Orbiter

The MAVEN mission has been orbiting Mars since 2014, making periodic “deep dips” to sample Mars’ upper atmosphere. Lockheed Martin designed the MAVEN spacecraft and manages mission operations. The spacecraft is based on the flight-proven designs of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and the Juno spacecraft, designed and built by Lockheed Martin, which has since based the design of NASA’s OSIRIS-Rex...

Due to an overwhelming response from Michigan and Ohio teachers, The University of Toledo held two professional developments on Elementary GLOBE this past summer. UT solicited teams of teachers from the same school or feeder pattern so that older students could work with younger students to collect and submit GLOBE data.  

22 Grade K-8 teachers from 11 Schools were trained in Clouds, Air Temperature & Surface Temperature GLOBE Protocols. Teachers experienced what their students will be...

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Lead Presenter: Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, GLOBE Scientist


In this 45 minute webinar, Dr. C will review the GLOBE surface temperature data submitted during the solar eclipse. Dr. C needs your help in collecting surface temperature data for his Urban Heat Island Effect Campaign. Teachers share their previous experiences with his campaign.
JOIN US for our First Webinar produced by GLOBE Mission EARTH.

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://tinyurl.com/GMEWebinar

After...

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Gearing up for Another Year of Student-Produced Spotlite Videos!

The NASA eClips team is seeking middle and high school digital media/technology teachers, science teachers, and STEM teachers/coaches to include their students in producing Spotlite videos for NASA. The purpose of these short videos is to correct a science misconception. Students assume the role of producers as they research, create a storyboard, write a script, and film and edit a video to correctly teach a science concept...

On August 21, 2017, the NASA eClips™ team hosted a viewing party at a local church in Virginia for the 2017 Eclipse. Around fifty participants learned about the sun by watching the NASA eClips™ videos “Our World: The Sun, A Real Star” and “Launchpad: Solar Eclipses”, by creating solar images using the NASA eClips Interactive Lesson on Solar Images, and by making a pinhole viewer with instructions from www.eclipse2017.nasa.gov. Attendees used their solar eclipse glasses to view the stages of...

AREN Project Quad Chart for August, 2017

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On Monday, August 21st, 2017, Shannon Verstynen and Victoria O’Leary of the NASA eClips™ team, along with three volunteers, traveled to the Sewee Visitor and Environmental Education Center in Awendaw, South Carolina to lead National Eclipse spectators in outreach activities. Over 200 children and their families participated in the NASA eClips™ Solar Images interactive lesson, where they learned about the ways NASA studies the sun, created solar images and UV bracelets, and modeled an eclipse...

On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, Joan Harper-Neely, STEM Education Specialist for NASA eClips™, and Christian Mouton, student producer from Hampton High School, attended the Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association (AFCEA) STEM Mixer. Christian presented to a group of 75 service members and guests the NASA eClips™ Spotlite video on Physical Change which his team produced during a workshop at NIA this past summer. NASA Spotlite videos correct science misconceptions and are...

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This summer the Boston University, partner of GLOBE Mission Earth team, ran professional development for elementary and middle school teachers from the high need school district of Providence, RI. In attendance were teachers new to GLOBE: 13 elementary teachers from 4 elementary schools spanning grades 2-5, and 4 middle school teachers from 3 schools. In addition, 4 teachers with GLOBE experience attended for a second summer to share their experience using GLOBE in their classrooms. The...

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On August 16, 2017 the NASA Langley GLOBE Partnership led two GLOBE Workshops for teachers from Saint Mary Star of the Sea School in Hampton, VA and Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Newport News, VA.

•Seven elementary teachers attended the Elementary GLOBE session, led by trainers Tina Harte and Elizabeth Joyner; focusing on the process of environmental data collection through the development of literacy skills.

•Two middle school teachers attended the GLOBE Hydrology Training led by...

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Sharing this event on behalf of my collegue, Bonnie Murray:

NASA's Ask Us: NASA Science Blended with Indigenous Knowledge

Exploring the Eclipse Through a Native American Perspective

Watch the Ask Us session live on August 10 from 4:00 - 5:15 pm EST

To watch the event live or view the recording visit: https://www.nasa.gov/education/esteem/virtual

July 26, 2017, STEM Education Specialist Joan Harper-Neely from the NASA eClips™ team led fourteen Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers attending the Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association (VTEEA) summer conference in using the engineering design process to produce NASA Spotlite videos. Teacher production teams spent several hours learning to implement the design challenge, designed with NASA content, into the CTE curriculum.  

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http://www.stardem.com/life/article_0c4bd7af-b5f7-5156-b18b-a0b408e36cbb.html

CBEC partners with NASA to offer STEM program

GRASONVILLE — The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, in a cooperative agreement with NASA, added a cutting-edge STEM educational program to its educational endeavors. This program is designed for middle and high school students.

The program comprises environmental sampling techniques using NASA-approved equipment and associated technology. Students will learn...

https://madmimi.com/p/c0249a?fe=1&pact=135083-140734438-7330937533-09451602f313ee8729e4a70d3f151703bbc5ff49

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. The best place to watch the eclipse will be along the path of totality. The second best? At the Exploratorium or on its website or mobile app. With the support of NASA, the Exploratorium is sending field crews to two different locations along the path of totality....

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NESSP summer camps are in full swing and discussions with several tribe communities are underway to expand the impact that NESSP is generating.

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http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2017/abstract-submissions/  Abstract submission deadline: 2 August 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT

Session ID#:  25703

Session Description: This session welcomes presentations related to evaluation and assessment efforts of education and public outreach (EPO) and communication programs. The desire to improve outcomes and impacts, along with continual pressure from funding agencies and other stakeholders has made evaluation a critical piece of all EPO programs and is...

The Arizona State University Infiniscope Team participated in the NASA booth at the American Library Association National Conference in Chicago in June 2017. Our team showcased our newest digital learning experiences for the librarians offering them free, engaging activities that use NASA data for their audiences. Librarians were also invited to join our Infiniscope Teaching Network to be able to customize these experiences for their local areas.

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 12:00– 4:30 p.m. East Coast. 9am -1:30pm West Coast.  11am-3:30 pm Central  ADDRESSES: National Institute of Aerospace, Room 142, 100 Exploration Way, Hampton, VA 23666. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Beverly Girten, Executive Secretary, NAC Ad Hoc Task Force on STEM Education, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20546, (202) 358–0212, or beverly.e.girten@nasa.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public up to the seating capacity of...

Check out the following NASA opportunities for the education community. Full descriptions are listed below.


NEW THIS WEEK!


Free Education Webinars From NASA Educator Professional Development
Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators
Next Event Date: July 13, 2017, at 8 p.m. EDT


PREVIOUSLY PROMOTED OPPORTUNITIES…


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Overview Video of the 2017 Eclipse from the Exploratorium

On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the United States. The glorious sight of the fully eclipsed Sun will be visible along a 70-mile-wide path arching from Oregon to South Carolina. Millions of people are expected to travel to this “path of totality” to watch as the moon entirely covers the face of the Sun.

https://youtu.be/8ae8yI14Uo4


People not in the path will experience a partial eclipse. For...

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The NASA eClips™ Video “Launchpad: Engineering Design to Support Scientific Discovery” was recommended by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Product Review Panel for broad distribution and approved for inclusion in the NASA Wavelength Database.

This video can be viewed on the NASA eClips website at:
https://nasaeclips.arc.nasa.gov/playlists/launchpad?v=
launchpad-engineering-design-to-support-scientific-discovery

And on Youtube at:...

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Digital media students from Arlington Career and Technical Center participated in a culminating event at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) to recognize their efforts in production of NASA Spotlite videos, as part of the NASA eClips 4D program. Sharon Bowers (NIA) collaborated with, Tom O'Day (Arlington Tech digital media teacher) and Pam Nagurka (Arlington Public School STEM Specialist) to support the Arlington Tech student teams as they developed the Spotlite videos to address and...

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Please check out this video to learn about how the Exploratorium will make music from a Total Solar Eclipse. You can view on our YouTube channel, link here:

https://youtu.be/Hh5kK37KSEE

Description:
On August 21st, 2017, Wayne Grim, a Bay Area composer and Staff Sound Artist at the Exploratorium, will be producing a real-time sonification of the eclipse that will be streamed by the Exploratorium as part of a composition for the renowned musical group Kronos Quartet. This auditory...

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