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A webinar facilitated by NASA Astromaterials, Paige Graff, at the Johnson Space Center on February 13, 2019 brought students, educators, Solar System Ambassadors, Challenger Centers & more into NASA's Stardust Curation Lab.  Participants came from 22 states, Mexico and Australia.

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NASA HOME & CITY: NEW INTERACTIVE WEBSITE TRACES SPACE BACK TO YOU

Contact: Derek Wang, derek.wang-1@nasa.gov

You can find thousands of NASA-influenced technologies right in your home and city. Our new interactive website lets users explore how NASA appears in everyday life. NASA Home & City features about 130 spinoff technologies in a virtual space. Explore and share the site by visiting www.homeandcity.nasa.gov.

One of our CCRI teachers Nicole Dulaney recently created a unit plan (9-12) that passed SMD product review and is available for national distribution. Please distribute to your relevant teacher networks. All questions and feedback are welcome.
 
Earth’s Energy Budget is a unit plan designed for high school students grades 9 – 12 with access to computers, NASA GISS Panoply software, and RStudio. This unit takes approximately three weeks to complete. The goal of this unit is for the students...

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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NASA Astromaterials staff was one of many exhibitors participating at the NASA ALA Booth. The exhibit enabled participants to get information about sample return missions, resources, and observe and hold authentic Lunar and meteorite samples including an Antarctic Search for Meteorites (ANSMET) sample determined to be from Vesta, Genesis Mission flight wafer samples, Lunar and Meteorite Sample Disks, and meteorite hand samples.

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STEM Day at Fenway Park was held in Boston, MA on May 30, 2018 and reached ~4000 students and educators.  This cross-collaborative effort, led by NASA GSFC, enabled Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) from a variety of organizations to share rich science content reflecting NASA research & exploration.

NASA Astromaterials scientists Dave Draper & Liz Rampe presented their research to a packed stadium of participants.

The NASA Astromaterials tables enabled participants to observe and hold...

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The NASA Astromaterials team shared information about Rocks from Space (large to microscopic) and associated NASA resources to science teachers at the 2018 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Conference on March 15-18 in Atlanta, GA. The teachers listened to Sample Disk Program presentations at NASA’s Hyperwall, learned about on-going sample return missions and signed up to get more information about the Lunar and Meteorite Sample Disk certification training and webinars to connect...

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Wow.  It's been a year since I last posted an update of helio visualizations available at the NASA Scientific Visualization Studio.

With the Sun still relatively quiet (from a magnetic activity perspective), it's been another year dominated by particles and fields...

Alfven waves (basic)

Alfven waves (kinetic)

... down to the ionosphere with new products supporting GOLD and ICON...

(with more collected in the gallery "Interface to Space").

...and visits to the...

NASA CubeSat 101: Basic Concepts and Processes for First-Time CubeSat Developers Cover ImageNASA CubeSat 101: Basic Concepts and Processes for First-Time CubeSat Developers

NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative is excited to announce the release of NASA CubeSat 101: Basic Concepts and Processes for First-Time CubeSat Developers. The guide is intended for first-time CubeSat developers, and especially for CubeSats being developed at educational institutions, interested in applying for a launch opportunity through NASA’s CubeSat Launch Initiative.  It covers the CubeSat development...

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NASA chartered a group of planetary scientists and technologists to run a community workshop and prepare a report that represents the planetary science communities’ perceptions of where planetary sciences will be by the year 2050, with science goals and technology requirements mapped out over the coming 3 decades. The workshop was a great success, with creative and innovative input from both in-house and virtual participants. The full report is still in work. 

Based on presentations from...

This is a busy time for the Fiske Video Production Team.

2017 eclipse:  We secured awesome video from a balloon at 104,000 ft. during the August eclipse. It became a training mission for Univ. of Colorado Aerospace Engineering students to do this mission, so we cooperated with our own university rather than elsewhere in NASA in this instance.  Attached is a still photo showing the whole moon shadow over the Grand Tetons. The video is being edited.

We're getting 360 degree, high...

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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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March 9th, 2017

NASA LaRC led a Facebook Live event on the NASA Earth account, featuring the GLOBE Observer app and recent app updates.

Viewers joined education outreach coordinator Sarah McCrea and research scientist Bryan Fabbri to learn how to share their cloud observations with NASA and the GLOBE Program, as well as how to compare their ground observations to corresponding satellite data.  Viewers also got a sneak peak of some of the instruments NASA uses to observe the atmosphere...

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A new NASA eClips video, titled “Launchpad: Engineering Design to Support Scientific Discovery” was released March 7th and made available on the NASA eClips websites:

  • NASA.gov: https://nasaeclips.arc.nasa.gov/playlists/launchpad?v=launchpad-engineering-design-to-support-scientific-discovery
  • YouTube: https://youtu.be/z31HsZnQD2c

Engineering design and technology development support scientific discovery. In this video, high school students will learn about the roles engineers and...

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Twenty-two afterschool facilitators from across the United States participated in a GLOBE Workshop at NASA Langley.  The afterschool facilitators all serve students as part of the US Department of Education’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21CCLC) program.  All the students that participate are from underserved communities and qualify for free or reduced price lunch.

This GLOBE training workshop is one component of the GLOBE 21CCLC Atmosphere Investigation. The workshop...

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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...

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...

It is time again for another round of the NASA science education product review. The Notice of Intent is due as soon as possible (optional, but very helpful) and products are due via the online submission form and (for printed products) the mail by Monday February 1st.

The notice of intent (NOI) may be emailed to john_ensworth@strategies.org. Please include a title, the division it represents, the intended audience, what format it will be distributed in (e.g. Website, PDF document,...

Our space weather forecast system is working great, and giving a RED alert now - watch for major low latitude auroras!!    The folks who are heading to Svalbard for the eclipse will get a great show!  We are predicting up to Kp level 8!  http://mms.rice.edu/realtime/forecast.html

 

MMS is extending its magnetometer booms today.  Last night they put out the sensors, and POW! a major dipolarization associated with a substorm!  (the storm our forecast system predicted).   So far all...

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Hello,


I am excited to share the news that the SDO Project Suite curriculum passed NASA Review. 

The entire curriculum is available for download at:

cires.colorado.edu/education/outreach/projects/eve/lessons/sdo.html



Please contact me if you are interested in implementing part or all of the curriculum, I welcome the opportunity to collaborate in both formal and informal education settings. Here is a summary of the curriculum:

The SDO Project Suite is an...

NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum have partnered to provide educators a Free STEM workshop that will train educators to implement the BEST (Beginning Engineering, Science and Technology) curriculum into their classrooms and educational programs. Participants will receive a Free BEST lab materials kit and training from Intrepid’s STEM education programs. BEST meets many of the standards associated with the Common Core Standards, Next...



I am sharing a post orignally found in the current American Geophysical Union Space Physics 
and Aeronomy Newsletter, as it could be of use to our Heliophysics 
education and communications community. -Laura

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Where Are the Spacecraft?  A Quick and Easy Way to Find the Answer with
   the Heliophysics Data Portal 
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From: Aaron...

For those of you working in the Heliophysics world, you can find the most up-to-date Heliophysics Mission image here: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/753965main_hso-fleet_full.jpg

Artistic rendition (not to scale) of satellites and spacecraft studying the Sun and its influence on Earth’s near-space environment and interface with interstellar gas.

 

 

Laura

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