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AREN Project Press Release

Participate in the 2019 GLOBE AREN Project Wind Speed Engineering Challenge from April 1 – May 31, 2019.  

Challenge:  Engineer a low-cost electronic or non-electronic anemometer (tool for measuring the speed of wind).

The GLOBE Program does not have a protocol for determining wind speed.  The GLOBE Program supports the AEROKATS and ROVER Education Network (AREN) Project, which utilizes kites to collect data.  In order to safely fly a kite, it is important...

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019 @ 2:00pm EST (7:00pm UTC): Investigation of Park Mlaka: Live from Croatia. Current and former students, of Marina Pavlic, from the Prirodoslovna i grafička škola in Croatia will be discussing their investigation of Park Mlaka in Mlaka County, Croatia. Students developed an overarching hypothesis of, "The trees in Park Mlaka produce enough oxygen for the inhabitants of the entire Mlaka County." The initial research took place from 2016-2017 with students that are...

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Program Description: The NASA 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 (GISS) and STEM education experts whom will integrate NASA education resources and content into their classroom while...

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STEM Educator & Associate Researcher: New Horizons in Space Additive Manufacturing and STEM Education

Dates of Program: 7/2/2018 - 8/10/2018
Stipend Amount: $4,500 
Application Deadline: 5/25/2018

Description:
The New York City College of Technology Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology offers an Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) as well as a baccalaureate degree. Both degree programs are hands-on with engineering applications in areas such as CAD, CAM, Materials...

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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On August 2, 2017, STEM Education Specialists for NASA eClips™ presented nine workshop sessions to 150 high school students attending the Hispanic College Institute sponsored by the Virginia Latino Higher Education Network (VALHEN). The HCI, held at Virginia Tech, helps prepare underrepresented students for a college experience and exposes them to possible STEM careers. The STEM focused workshops featured NASA eClips™ resources, including the recently approved solar eclipse lesson, Solar...

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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.  

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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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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:
https://nasaeclips.arc.nasa.gov/playlists/launchpad?v=
launchpad-engineering-design-to-support-scientific-discovery

And on Youtube at:...

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From: Dr. Ellen E. Lettvin  Email: ellen.lettvin@ed.gov
Robert Noyce Senior Fellow in Informal STEM Learning
US Department of Education/Office of Innovation and Improvement
400 Maryland Ave SW, Office 4W345
Washington, DC 20202
Office Phone: 202-260-0823

The U.S. Department of Education issued an updated Dear Colleague Letter on January 18, 2017 to states, school districts, schools and education partners on how to maximize federal funds to support and enhance innovative science,...

Space & Science Festival Teacher Professional Development 
Saturday, July 16
8:30am–3:00pm

Join the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum's Education Department, education colleagues, keynote speaker Niki Werkheiser and participating organizations such as NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Office of Education, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, NASA’s BEST Program, PicoTurbine STEM Education, IEEE History Center – REACH (Raising Engineering Awareness through the Conduit of History), and...

NESSP staff held faciliated several outreach efforts including a rocketry showcase in the South End of Seattle, aerospace engineering concepts for exploration of Mars, and worked with two tribal school to advance STEM education. An interview with Tribal Radio Station KWSO was given to get word out about NASA efforts. Camps for middle school students in all three states are set for offering this summer and camps for high school students are under development. Teacher professional development...

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Join us on Wednesday, April 13, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm Eastern time to learn about watersheds and the Global Precipitation Measurement Mission. Register today!

What is a watershed? Why are watersheds important? What are signs of a healthy watershed? Why are some watersheds or water reservoirs losing their water? Water management for watershed regions, how do NASA satellites help monitor watershed regions, what are hands on investigations students can conduct to monitor their watershed areas...

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...

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...

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Several of us who work on NASA-funded efforts with Native American Communities also are funded by the National Science Foundation to do science education research and programming in this area as well. We are hosting a virtual conference next week on Thursday and Friday, January 28th and 29th, 2016 on our NSF-funded Native Universe project. If you are interested in knowing more and possibly attending, please register here: http://nativeuniverse.org/. There is no fee for this...

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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 while remaining in their current teaching positions.  Selected educators will become STEM education experts whom will...

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The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) opens the door to the inclusion of engineering activities and events. This white paper explores the many ways that NGSS invites engineering into science classes.

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The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) opens the door to the inclusion of engineering activities and events. This white paper explores the many ways that NGSS invites engineering into science classes.

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Summer is finally here, giving science teachers time to shore up their professional learning resources before the new school year approaches! Catch up on NSTA's new and innovative resources to help teachers of science—including elementary teachers—better understand and implement key practices and ideas in the Next Generation Science Standards. In addition to an interactive e-bookvideospublications and instructional resources showing NGSS/Framework-based teaching in action, NSTA is...

Join NSTA us from the comfort of your home for our upcoming series of FREE web seminars - Teaching NGSS in Grades K–5. Three Wednesday seminars this summer will be held from 6:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m. ET on July 22—Constructing Explanations From Evidence; July 29—Making Meaning Through Discourse; and August 5—Planning a Coherent Storyline. Learn more and register today.

This document shows where the NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas align with the four Biq Question in NASA Planetary Science. In the notes column of the table are suggestions for types of alignment and misconception alerts and sources of research for misconceptions and naive reasoning. This resource will be useful for scientists and NASA education professionals who plan to develop materials for classrooms. It is essential to know that material developed will align with the Disciplinary Core Ideas...

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This post gives access to 5 web discussions regarding the challenges and opportunities for the Planetary Science community members as they align to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The web discussions are for grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12 and engineering for K-12. With the links to the archives of the web discussions are the PowerPoint presentations.

Grades K-2

  • http://video.strategies.org/videos/2013/July/ScienceStandards_PD_series_Part1_July11_2013.mp4.

Grades...

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Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric
SMD Earth Forum Webinars: March 4, 18, April 1, 15 from 1 -2 pm ET
By Dr. Hilarie B. Davis, and Dr. Bradford T. Davey
 

The NGSS EQuIP Rubric Webinars for the SMD EPO community offers an opportunity to learn how to use the rubric. Participants will...

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