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.
July 17-19, 2017, educators and staff from the NASA eClips™ team facilitated learning for seven local high school students using the engineering design process to produce Spotlite videos. Student production teams spent 3 days researching, storyboarding, writing scripts, filming and receiving feedback from the NASA 360 team, Elizabeth Joyner from SMD at NASA Langley MyNASAData, several teachers from Hampton City Schools, and Suzanne Zaremski of NIA. Once the Spotlite videos are approved by...Download
On July 11-12, 2017, the NASA eClips team facilitated outreach at four branches of Hampton City Public Libraries. Hands-on activities focusing on the upcoming total solar eclipse were facilitated with over 350 students. A Hampton University intern, and students from local high school honor societies and the Virginia Governor's School summer program volunteered during the events. Families were encouraged to view the NASA eClips™ videos Launchpad: Solar Eclipse and Our World: The Sun a Real...Download
July 26, 2017, STEM Education Specialist Joan Harper-Neely from the NASA eClips™ team led fourteen Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers attending the Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association (VTEEA) summer conference in using the engineering design process to produce NASA Spotlite videos. Teacher production teams spent several hours learning to implement the design challenge, designed with NASA content, into the CTE curriculum.Download
Digital media students from Arlington Career and Technical Center traveled to NASA GSFC June 13, 2017 to present their work on NASA eClips™ Spotlites to the NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studios (SVS) producers for authentic assessment and review. Sharon Bowers (NIA) collaborated with Tom O'Day (Arlington Tech digital media teacher) and Pam Nagurka (Arlington Public School STEM Specialist) to support the Arlington Tech student teams as they developed the Spotlite videos to address and...Download
CBEC partners with NASA to offer STEM program
GRASONVILLE — The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, in a cooperative agreement with NASA, added a cutting-edge STEM educational program to its educational endeavors. This program is designed for middle and high school students.
The program comprises environmental sampling techniques using NASA-approved equipment and associated technology. Students will learn...
On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will cross the continental United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. The best place to watch the eclipse will be along the path of totality. The second best? At the Exploratorium or on its website or mobile app. With the support of NASA, the Exploratorium is sending field crews to two different locations along the path of totality....Download
Total Solar Eclipse 2017
AMA Reddit with Rob Rothfarb and Nicole Minor from the Exploratorium
Friday August 4th, 1pm-6pm PDT
Meet Our Directors
The Exploratorium has travelled all over the world to chase Total Solar Eclipses since 1998! For almost two decades, we've presented live stream coverage from the path of totality to audiences world-wide. Our directors will answer YOUR questions LIVE.
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.Download
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.
People not in the path will experience a partial eclipse. For...
On June 16 - 18, 2017, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center participated in AwesomeCon, Washington DC’s ComicCon held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Led and primarily funded by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter team, GSFC hosted a booth in the FutureCon area of the Exhibition Space as well as 7 panels. NASA participated in 13 panels overall, reaching hundreds of people. Overall, the event welcomed about 70,000 visitors throughout the weekend. NASA scientists and outreach...Download
The NASA eClips™ Video “Launchpad: Engineering Design to Support Scientific Discovery” was recommended by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Product Review Panel for broad distribution and approved for inclusion in the NASA Wavelength Database.
This video can be viewed on the NASA eClips website at:
And on Youtube at:...Download
Digital media students from Arlington Career and Technical Center participated in a culminating event at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) to recognize their efforts in production of NASA Spotlite videos, as part of the NASA eClips 4D program. Sharon Bowers (NIA) collaborated with, Tom O'Day (Arlington Tech digital media teacher) and Pam Nagurka (Arlington Public School STEM Specialist) to support the Arlington Tech student teams as they developed the Spotlite videos to address and...Download
Nugget submitted by the American Museum of Natural History to highlight the recent heliophysics public program in the Hayden Planetarium. The program featured heliophysics datasets from the NASA Goddard Community Coordinated Modeling Center visualized in the OpenSpace software platform.Download
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. ...
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:Download
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...Download
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...Download
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.Download
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...Download Attachments
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...Download Attachments