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May 2013 Nuggets

Posted on June 10, 2013 - 3:11 PM CDT

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1. NASA Airborne Science Program Creates Mission Tools Suite
• Students from around the world are able to track the locations of NASA aircraft in real-time
• Students are able to participate in text-chats with mission scientists, pilots and others
• 164 classrooms with 3,030 students have directly connected to NASA Airborne Science Program during the 2012/2013 school year
Emily Schaller (

2. Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) and Fourth Graders
Global Precipitation Measurement mission
• Highlight - worked with 4th grade classroom at Laytonsville Elementary School in Maryland
• Taught students how NASA studies weather and climate
• How do NASA missions study Earth
Dorian Janney (

3. Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) and Parkland Magnet Middle School
Global Precipitation Measurement mission
• Highlight - Half-day event for over 150 8th grade students
• Dr. Dalia Kirshbaum presented on NASA's GPM Mission, landslides and STEM careers
• Students participated in Ifloods IQuest, built rain gauges and learned about freshwater availability.
Dorian Janney (

4. Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) and Anime Challenge Winners!
Global Precipitation Measurement mission
• Highlight - Over forty submissions, 27 from the United States
• Two final designs will be used as key characters in comic books
o Featuring the science and technology behind the GPM mission to middle school students
Dorian Janney (