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.
Presenter: Tracy Ostrom, UC Berkeley
Tracy provides a follow up session to Susan Hassol's presentation given on April 10 for students. Making sense of past, current, and future climate conditions is complex. Simple communication strategies are presented.
To view the webinar from April 10, go to https://youtu.be/1hJ-fl7O8CI
Please register for this event: https://tinyurl.com/GMEWeb8Student
Presenters: Kathleen Johnson, Donald DeRosa, and Peter Garik from Boston University.
The GLOBE Greenup Webinar will explore green up events in phenological gardens. We will discuss taking data of budburst of shrubs and trees and observations of blooming of flowers using USA Phenological Network specified plants and GLOBE protocols. Examples of phenological garden plants, data, and observations will be from schools in Providence, RI.
Presenter: Susan Joy Hassol, Director of Climate Communications: science and outreach
Making complex issues such as Climate Change understandable and relatable to our students and greater community can be a challenging task, to say the least. Making sense of past, current, and future climate conditions is more complex than simply looking at CO2 and temperature values. And understanding how climate change effects on our nation's environmental and economical securities plays a role in how...Download
Presenter: Dr. Bruce Anderson, Professor in the Dept. of Earth & Environment, Boston University
Weather and its day-to-day changes are omnipresent in a child’s life. Observing weather and its day-to-day changes allows students to interact with their environment, take measurements, make predictions, and establish deep foundational knowledge called for by the standards. In this webinar, we will discuss how measurements made as part of the GLOBE Protocols can help students in all of these...Download
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 communitiesDownload
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.Download
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...Download
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)
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...Download
GME Webinar #3-November 7 Tuesday at 8:00 pm EST
Why does the color of the sky change?
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...Download
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...Download
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...Download
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...Download
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).Download
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:
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...