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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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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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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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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

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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...

The GLOBE Annual Meeting took place from July 30 to August 3, 2017 in New Haven, CT. Our whole team, including some of our Advisory Committee members, was involved in the protocol training, session presentations and poster presentations.

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Check out the latest NASA opportunities for the education community.

Cross the Curriculum With the Wind: Let's Go Fly a Kite!

Audience: Educators of Grades K-5

Event Date: Sept. 6, 2017, at 5 p.m. EDT

Contact: susan.m.kohler@nasa.gov

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for a free 60-minute webinar to explore the NASA Aeronautics educator guide. Learn how to incorporate the ideas and principles found in popular children’s...

Do you love animating data, creating science apps or illustrations, or taking macro photos? In the Vizzies: Visualization Challenge sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Popular Science, your handiwork can receive its due glory and win cash prizes. https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/scivis/index.jsp

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...

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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All our partners are delivering or planning on delivering Professional Development to area teachers.

The University of Toledo - Elementary GLOBE -  teachers from Michigan and Ohio - July 10-14 and 24-28

Boston University - Middle School teachers from Providence Schools - July 17-21

Tennessee State University - High School teachers - August

WestED/UC Berkeley - Middle and High School teachers - August

GME is planning for another year of webinars during the 2017-2018 school...

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Eclipse Sonification with Kronos Quartet Offers a Chance to Listen to “Music of the Spheres”

The Exploratorium will provide a free stream of the live musical collaboration on its Total Solar Eclipse app and online

 

 

Summary: When the moon passes between the sun and the Earth on August 21, it won't make a sound—but Exploratorium composer Wayne Grim and the world-famous Kronos Quartet will turn the total solar eclipse into a piece of music unlike any other. The performance will...

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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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…


Sign Up for NASA Education 'Science WOW!' Weekly Email Newsletter
Audience: All Educators and Students

Teacher Professional...

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/preliminaryview.cgi/Session23654

Citizen science has gained recognition due to new technologies, the open innovation movement, and federal sponsorship. Recent citizen science programs are often broad in scope and interdisciplinary in nature. They can be disruptive and go well beyond traditional outreach and education. These varied programs can have common elements, e.g. image analysis, crowd-sourced signals from social media, and geospatial visualization....

https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm17/preliminaryview.cgi/Session22157

Share your most effective, most fun, and most interesting science demonstrations, hands-on activities, and simple measurements that help learners of any age understand concepts related to any AGU field. Be sure to include instructions (or a link to the instructions), as well as alignments to the Next Generation Science Standards or other educational standards, where appropriate. Sharing your accomplishments can contribute to...

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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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: June 29, 2017, at 6 p.m. EDT

NASA's Digital Learning Network Virtual Visit -- LEGO and NASA Engineering
Audience: Educators and Students in Grades 5-12
Event Date: July 17, 2017, at 2 p.m. EDT

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.  ...

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