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Nuggets

Nuggets submitted by the NASA SMD science education community can be found here. Every week, SMD selects one nugget from the community to send to the White House. The most recent submission is posted below. Links to nuggets submitted over the past six months can be found in the first post in the feed below.

To submit a nugget:

1) Create your nugget using the template provided in the link below.

2) Use the following template for naming your file: DATE SUBMITTED_PI LAST NAME_SMD DIVISION (Astro, Earth, Helio, Planetary, or CrossDivision)

3) Email your completed nugget file and one high resolution image file used in the nugget to Maria Washington.

4) Post your nugget to the workspace (Create+ --> Nugget), making it public, and tagging your group, the SciAct Collective, and the Community Page.
 

Most Recent White House Submission

Click Here for the Current Nugget Template


Attached is our nugget regarding participation in the 2017 American Library Association Annual Conference

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Attached is the NASA@ My Library/SSI Nugget for June

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.  ...

Dr. Patricia Reiff, veteran of 15 trips to the center line (13 total and 2 annular, with only two clouded out), has been presenting many eclipse trainings, webinars, and public talks about the eclipse. These talks include eclipse animations created with HEC support. 

Recent presentations include:

•ESIP “Out to Lunch” webinar May 17 (available at https://youtu.be/oCSVQDtpsQw )

•“Earth to Sky” webinar May 25:  Available at  http://www.earthtosky.org/professional-development

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Discovery Dome reached over 300 visitors and passed out over 1,500 eclipse glasses at the Astronomy Night on the Mall. We put the “A” in STEAM by hosting a local arts group “Neshamah” with a new original dance and music celebrating 50 years of the Voyager Mission.  We provided solar system visuals to go with the dance composition, which featured original music played on a computer  like a theramin. The dance alternated with presentations on the solar eclipse, which included the animations we...

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The attached nugget describes how NASA education and public engagement specialists have disseminated information and resources to prepare camps for the August 21 Solar Eclipse, including trainings, blogs, and shipping eclipse glasses.

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For the second year, K-12 students in local schools and afterschool programs became adept at using NASA's Mars Trek (https://marstrek.jpl.nasa.gov), learned key criteria in the Mars Human Landing Site Selection (HLS2) process, and developed their own proposals for landing sites. The students conducted their own downselect of proposed sites, and in the year’s culminating event, 40 students presented their proposed sites to an audience of their families and SSERVI staff in the NASA Ames Space...

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A team from the NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative, Mission Earth and the AREN Project along with a Solar System Ambassador participated at the 2017 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals in East Lansing Michigan. Over 4,000 children, parents, chaperones, and coaches attended the 85 Classroom Activities and E-Theater science presentations. An additional 4,000+ attended the hands-on activities at the Creativity Festival exhibit.

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Total Solar Eclipse App

For Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Explore Total Solar Eclipse, our first mobile app that incorporates live webcasting. This free app gives you access to our live video streams of the total solar eclipse occurring on August 21, 2017, which will cross from the west to east coasts of the United States.   Tune in to five simultaneous video streams, all from your smart phone or tablet: 1) Live coverage hosted by Exploratorium educators and...

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Total Solar Eclipse App

For Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch

Explore Total Solar Eclipse, our first mobile app that incorporates live webcasting. This free app gives you access to our live video streams of the total solar eclipse occurring on August 21, 2017, which will cross from the west to east coasts of the United States.   Tune in to five simultaneous video streams, all from your smart phone or tablet: 1) Live coverage hosted by Exploratorium educators...

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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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See attached for NASA@ My Library May nugget pertaining to kits!

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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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On Saturday, May 6, 2017, the National Institute of Aerospace’s NASA eClips™ team exhibited at the Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire, a flagship event for the NASA Langley Centennial. The booth promoted three activities as part of a newly developed “NASA eClips™ Guidelite” lesson on solar images, the Sun’s corona, and the 2017 total solar eclipse. Over 3,000 people attended the Hampton Roads Mini Maker Faire, while roughly 500 parents and children participated in creating solar images and...

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I will be offering this summer several sessions of online eclipse traning for teachers.  They will get a certificate for continuing education hours. There will be two sessions: one on general eclipse information and another on safe observing techniques.  There will be an assignment:  to either travel to totality to observe, or to host a "partial party" at another location (e.g. their school).   This I hope will enable teachers to get out of less interesting professional development...

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Nugget submitted May 2, 2017 by AAA program / SETI Institute.

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Educators from the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) participated in the 3rd Annual STEM Symposium held at the Hampton Performing and Creative Arts Center in Hampton, VA on Saturday, April 22, 2017. More than 80 students and many of their families attended the event, sponsored by Time Out 4U, a local nonprofit youth engineering program committed to increasing underrepresented youth’s interest in STEM education and careers. 

The NIA educators facilitated two hands-on workshops and a...

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On Thursday, April 20, 2017, over 40 high school digital media students from Hampton City Schools and Newport News Public Schools in Virginia were recognized for their effort in creating NASA eClipsTM Spotlites and Subject Matter Experts as Educators (SME2) videos to increase science understanding and promote STEM careers. An awards ceremony was held at Hampton University by Shelley Spears (PI) and Joan Harper-Neely of the National Institute of Aerospace, where certificates were presented....

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Indigenous peoples and climate scientists are working together in collaborative networks to bring together multiple knowledge and science systems.  The result of this work is the Rising Voices Community. The 5th annual meeting of Rising Voices was held at UCAR, Boulder CO, April 13-15, 2017.  Dr. Katie Spellman, University of Alaska Fairbanks  and Dr. Russanne Low, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies,  were both invited presenters on the Research Collaboration Panel Thursday...

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On April 13, 2017, CosmoQuest engaged more than 100 people in playing EarthMatch. This new game invites players to match photos of wonders such as the Pyramids with space-based images of those same features. EarthMatch teaches players how space images allow us to study our planet and it supports an upcoming citizen science project involving astronaut images of Earth, which studies geoscience.

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NASA LaRC Science Directorate Education supported OSACB and the NASA centennial event at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center (PFAC) on Saturday April 8th, 2017, in Newport News, VA. The Science Directorate booth featured the NASA GLOBE Observer app, in which users could contribute sky and cloud observations to NASA and GLOBE databases and access satellite flyover times and corresponding satellite imagery directly within the app.

Supporting interactive activities included GLOBE elementary sky...

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Facilitated by Dr. Margaret Pippin, through the GLOBE Air Quality Student Research Campaign, a group of Science Directorate professionals met with Melissa Niemi's after school Girls in Engineering Math and Science (GEMS) group on April 12th, 2017. 15 students from the Richards Middle School in Columbus, GA virtually connected with Science Directorate role models; Sarah McCrea, Jessica Taylor, Yolanda Shea, Cindy Young, Melissa Yang, and Hannah Halliday.  The session consisted of ice breaker...

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The NASA Exploration Connection team shared the Infiniscope Education Portal at the National Science Teachers Association Conference in Los Angeles earlier this month.

The number of teachers signing up for the Infiniscope Teaching Network  exceeded expectations.

Educators were surveyed about hard to teach concepts to help drive future development of lessons.

Response from teachers was very enthusiastic due to the education portal’s:

•Free and open availability

•Delivery via...

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The GLOBE Mission EARTH  team (Janet Struble and Tracy Ostrom) and the AREN Project (David Bydlowski and Andy Henry) are out promoting GLOBE in local events (Chabot Science Center in Oakland, CA) and regional (Michigan Science Teachers Association) and national science teacher (National Science Teacher Association) conferences.

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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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