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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 (email@example.com) 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...Download
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...Download
GLOBE Mission EARTH Webinar #14 / Wednesday, May 24 at 8:00 pm EDT
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
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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/globemissionearthDownload
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...Download
GLOBE Mission EARTH Webinar #9 TAKES PLACE TOMORROW (FEBRUARY 8) AT 8:00 PM EST
GLOBE CLOUD PROTOCOL WILL BE UPDATED ON THE GLOBE WEBSITE. Come and learn about the NEW and IMPROVED CLOUD PROTOCOL! Dr. Kevin Czajkowski will thank all the students who entered surface temperature data for the Urban Heat Island Effect Campaign. He will introduce Joe Cartensen from Clay High School from Oregon, Ohio and Sarah McCrea from NASA Langley Research Center. Joe will provide some helpful hints to...Download
GME webinars occur every 2 weeks and features work being done in the classrooms using GLOBE and NASA reseources.
You need to REGISTER: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/missionearthwebinar
to receive the ZOOM link.
Webinars are archived at http:tinyurl.com/globemissionearth
Open position to join NASA Langley's Science Education team in Hampton, VA. Poistion with contractor SSAI, apply online.
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Science starts with a question, and so does "Science WOW!" Each week kicks off with a science question with answer link.
"Science WOW!" also highlights a NASA science education tool such as NASA apps, interactive games, 3-D printing templates etc.
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2017 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium Informational Webinar
Are you interested in learning more about the 2017 GLOBE International Virtual Science Symposium? Join Dr. Julie Malmberg (GLOBE) and Matt Silberglitt (WestEd) for an informational webinar covering the guidelines and requirements for student reports, the rubrics, and the timeline. There will also be time for questions. The science symposium is open to all GLOBE students ranging from K-16.
The webinar will take...
Call to Action: Incorporating Active STEM Learning Strategies into K-12 and Higher Education
OFFICE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY POLICY
On Wednesday, August 17, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) announced a nationwide call to action to meet the goals of STEM for All and improve STEM teaching and learning throughout the education system at all grade levels through the use of active learning strategies. Active learning strategies, in which students must engage,...
ED Review is a free product of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Office of Communications and Outreach, State and Local Engagement.
About ED Review This twice-a-month newsletter provides updates on ED’s activities relevant to intergovernmental, corporate and other stake holders. ED Review also contains hypertext links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links are provided for the user’s convenience. The U.S. Department of Education...
Laura Schetter, a teacher at Wildwood, Academy in Maumee, Ohio, is now entering GLOBE data which was collected in Antarctica in March. Ms. Schetter is sharing her experiences on the GLOBE blog. The expedition was part of the 2016 Foundation’s Antarctic Expedition with Robert Swan (http://2041foundation.org/expeditions).Download
Since the release of the Next Generation Science Standards in April 2013, many resources on understanding, interpreting, and getting familiar with them have been shared with the community. As more opportunities to learn how to utilize and implement these into your work come along, it might be supportive for you to be reminded of them, as well as see all of them in one place. Below are collated lists of books and discussions, webinars and Brown Bags, along with other resources that have been...Download Attachments
Check out the following NASA opportunities for the education community. Full descriptions are listed below.
New This Week!
Free NASA Educator Professional Development Webinars
Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators
Next Event Date: Feb. 25, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. EST
NASA's Goddard Space...
The NASA Science Education and Public Outreach Forums support the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) and its education and public outreach (E/PO) programs. The Forums foster collaboration between E/PO teams and between sciencetists with content expertise and educators with pedagogy expertise. These posters present opportunities for the astronomy community to leverage Forum resources and participate in collaborations to engage multiple audiences, including: K-12 Formal Education,...Download Attachments
Join us on Thursday, March 3, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm Eastern time to learn about the water cycle and the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission. Register today!
What is water? Where did Earth’s water come from? Water cycle basics, water management, freshwater versus salt water usage to meet our needs, freshwater availability, how does NASA help us better understand the water cycle are topics that will presented at this seminar.
The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) is an...
Achieve and the Teaching Channel
Release New Videos
Demonstrating EQuIP for Science
Four new videos highlighting the Educators Evaluating Quality in Instructional Products (EQuIP) for Science rubric are now available online. Developed through a collaboration between Achieve and the Teaching Channel, the video series uses rich conversations emerging from a Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) EQuIP training session to illustrate some important features of NGSS-aligned...