E/PO Resources

Posted on May 1, 2013 - 5:00 PM CDT

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The Year of the Solar System provides a framework of thematically structured existing products and activities. Each topic highlights different aspects of our Solar System – its formation, volcanism, gravity, ice, life elsewhere? – weaving together activities, resources, news, and ideas that scientists, faculty, teachers, clubs, and organizations can use to engage audiences in exploring the big questions of Planetary Science.

Opportunities to get involved with education and public outreach can be found in the Scientist E/PO brochure.

EarthSpace is a searchable database of undergraduate classroom materials for faculty teaching Earth and space sciences at both the introductory and upper division levels. Additionally, EarthSpace provides news and information about educational research and best practices, funding opportunities, and ongoing efforts and collaborations for undergraduate education.

NASA Wavelength is an intuitive and searchable online “one-stop shop” catalog of all SMD products and activities that have passed the SMD product review. Higher education faculty can find a variety of classroom resources here.

Created in response to requests for “quick references to E/PO resources” from scientists, the Planetary Science E/PO Resource Sampler is a quick-start guide and "sampler" of the variety of Planetary Science education and public outreach (E/PO) resources created by E/PO teams funded by the NASA Science Mission Directorate. The Sampler provides examples of NASA Planetary Science E/PO resources, as well as ways that the resources can be used.


  • Patricia Reiff Patricia Reiff

    Posted: August 1, 2010 by Patricia Reiff at 10:25 AM CDT

    Images/movies wanted!
    We are creating our 15th annual Space Weather CD-Rom!
    We would love to highlight your mission and/or your science!
    We can use up to four graphic items for each mission (movie or image).
    We can use any number of science results items (up to four movies or images plus text to describe and links for more info, per topic)
    MOST importantly I need to have regularly-update images of the sun, aurora, etc...
    these images must have names that DO NOT change from day to day so we can keep them in a download script.
    (e.g. "solarmagneticfields.jpg", "", etc.
    Also, if some of your realtimedata is NOT going to be able to be available next year I need to know that too, so I can remove them from this year's edition.

    For more about the software and how it works:

    Note: the "Space Weather" display module is also part of our "Space Update" DVD, but the "Space Weather" CD (sponsored by Cluster and MMS) also has other space weather resources, links to web sites, more activities, etc. The Space Weather CD is free in the Sun-Earth Day packets, and is free on request for teacher workshops, etc. Large quantities we may ask for help in the costs of printing and/or shipping.

    Patricia Reiff

    Professor, Dept of Physics & Astronomy
    Associate Director for Outreach, Rice Space Institute