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NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) plays an essential role in inspiring the next generation of explorers. The discoveries and new knowledge from NASA’s missions and research programs offer the opportunity to engage and excite students about science and exploration. This link offers teachers information about K-12 classroom resources, programs, events, and opportunities for K-12 educators. To find resources and opportunities for your grade level, click the Xes next to the other two grade levels in the Audience box on the left sidebar and click the blue Go button (e.g., if you teach middle school, click the Xes next to High school and Elementary in the Audience box).


Looking for NASA science educational resources for your classroom? Visit NASA Wavelength, a searchable database that contains a wealth of SMD educational products for the K-12 classroom!

You can also search for all education resources created by all areas of NASA.

Visit NASA Nationwide to find speakers for your classroom and to learn about events that may be ongoing in your community.

If you would like to be part of SMD’s E/PO Community, please contact the SMD Education Forum that most closely aligns with your interests; contacts are listed at the top of the People Tab.

To find SMD Education events, visit the Calendar Tab.

To find events associated with NASA Wavelength, visit Wavelength’s News and Events page.

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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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. 

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...

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 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

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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GME Webinar #3-November 7 Tuesday at 8:00 pm EST

Why does the color of the sky change?

Presenters: 

Jessica Taylor, NASA LaRC scientist

Maureen Wickenheiser, teacher at St. Patrick’s Elementary School in Monroe, MI, and her Grade 2 students, Gabriel Bruck & Caleb Jones

Kelly Reeves, teacher at Jackman Road Elementary

Jessica Taylor (NASA LaRC scientist) will present research on aerosols and tell the audience on how they can get involved in GLOBE Aerosols Campaign. Why study...

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GLOBE Mission EARTH Partners: NASA Langley RC, University of Toledo, and Tennessee State University disseminated information about GLOBE and NASA Resources at the National Science Teachers Association in Baltimore last week. Presentations (listed below) and NGSS Learning Progressions for the GLOBE Atmosphere Protocols with NASA Resources are located on the NSTA site under the presenter(s) names or the mission-earth website on GLOBE.

Here is a list of the NSTA Sessions delivered in...

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GOES-R: GLOBAL WEATHER WATCHERS

Presenters: John Moore, Director for Geoscience and STEM Education at Palmyra Cove Nature and Environmental Center and Vicky Gorman, Mission EARTH teacher and PAEMST NJ Science Awardee

The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites – R Series (GOES-R) is the next generation of geostationary Earth-observing systems which was launched in November 2016. Now that it is in orbit, its designation is GOES 16. It will become operational in the near...

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GME Webinar #1-Urban Heat Island Effect Campaign and Results of the Surface Temperature Changes during the Solar Eclipse

Presenters: Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, GLOBE Scientist, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio and Rick Sharpe, GLOBE Teacher, Huntington High School, Huntington, West Virginia

Dr. C reviewed the GLOBE clouds, air temperature and surface temperature data submitted during the solar eclipse. Dr. C then asked teachers and students to help in collecting surface temperature...

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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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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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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...

The eclipse professional development from Monday June 19 is now available for free rebroadcast.  Teachers watching the rebroadcast can qualify for 1.5 hours of professional development training, and those doing the homework and observing the eclipse can get 4 hours.  After watching, the web page has the links to download the powerpoint in pdf or pptx.  

http://space.rice.edu/eclipse/eclipse_training.html

There will be one more "live" training session, Wednesday at 3:30 pm CDT.  ...

Eclipse 101 for teachers!!

Due to popular demand, I am offering three additional online eclipse teacher professional development sessions.

These will be:

Monday June 19, 2 - 3:30 CDT

Monday June 19, 7 - 8:30 pm CDT

Wednesday, June 28, 3:30 - 5 pm CDT

These are FREE to teachers but preregistration is REQUIRED.  Contact Patricia Reiff (rreiff@rice.edu) for login instructions.

A PDF of the powerpoint is posted at Eclipse101.pdf .  This has links to the movies which are...

Over 100 students presented their research at the GLOBE Midwest and Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Student Research Symposia this past weekend (May 19 & 20). Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Symposium led by John D. Moore was hosted at the Palmyra Cove Nature Center, Palmyra, New Jersey. Midwest Symposium led by Steven Smith was hosted by Purdue University, West Layette, IN.

Partners involved in these events were the following:

-GLOBE Mission EARTH - Kevin Czajkowski, The University of Toledo, John...

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Students from Ohio and Michigan Present Findings about their Environment 

On May 3, 2017, 130 students presented 90 research projects at the GLOBE Mission EARTH SATELLITES Student conference at The University of Toledo’s Student Union. This conference, originally named SATELLITES: Students And Teachers Exploring Local Landscapes to Interpret The Earth from Space, has grown over the years; in 2016 there were 82 students presenting 58 projects. 

Through research projects, students answer...

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GLOBE Mission EARTH Webinar #14 / Wednesday, May 24 at 8:00 pm EDT

Rescheduled

Observing the Solar Eclipse on August 21Learn about the solar eclipse occurring on August 21, 2017 from two experts: Dr. Michael Cushing, Director of Ritter Planetarium & Brooks Observatory at the University of Toledo and Stephen J. Edberg, NASA scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Jill Teige will reveal the new GLOBE webpage for the solar eclipse. Sara Mierzwiak from the University of Toledo will...

GLOBE Mission EARTH Webinar #14 / Wednesday, May 10 at 8:00 pm EDT

Observing the Solar Eclipse on August 21

Learn about the solar eclipse occurring on August 21, 2017 from two experts: Dr. Michael Cushing, Director of Ritter Planetarium & Brooks Observatory at the University of Toledo and Stephen J. Edberg, NASA scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Sara Mierzwiak from the University of Toledo will showcase websites where teachers can find lesson plans on the solar...

Register here: http://bit.ly/2meRP3E

 
Every day can and should be Earth Day! During this webinar, we will focus on the various ways in which all citizens can be engaged in helping make our home planet a better place. Participants will learn how this is possible through both the GLOBE Program and the GLOBE Observer app. We will look at the current status of Earth's "vital signs" by showing everyone how to access and review the current status of Earth’s health from NASA’s Global Climate...

JOIN GLOBE Mission EARTH Webinar #13 / Building Career Development Activities into GLOBE

How can students’ interests lead to STEM career choices? This webinar will explore and expand student opportunities to integrate personal interests with career explorations at all grade levels.

LOCATION: ZOOM Conference Room 

REGISTER: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/missionearthwebinar

to receive the link.

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In the GLOBE Mission EARTH Webinar #12, eight teachers from Grades 3-12 told their stories on how they implemented GLOBE into their classrooms. To see the webinar, go to http:tinyurl.com/globemissionearth

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JOIN GLOBE Mission EARTH Webinar #12 / Teachers Sharing their Best Practices on Implementing GLOBE into the Classroom

The following GLOBE Mission EARTH teachers will share their stories:

Maureen Wickenheiser, St. Patrick Elementary School, Monroe, MI

Connie Atkisson, Thirkell Elementary-Middle School, Detroit, MI

Melody Tsapranis, Navarre Elementary School and

Debbie Mille, Waite High Schools, Toledo Public Schools, Toledo, OH

Agnes Summerly, Webster Avenue Elementary...

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