Cassie Soeffing Cassie Soeffing

October 2013 Earth Science E/PO Nuggets

Updated on November 15, 2013 - 11:50 AM CST
Posted on November 15, 2013 - 11:23 AM CST

Tags: General Public | NASA Headquarters | SMD E/PO Community | Nuggets

October 2013 Earth Science Nuggets

1. DISCOVER – AQ E/PO Activity Summary for Houston, TX Campaign. September 5-27, 2013

Activities included:

GLOBE Workshops at LaRC, and in TX,

Live chats between students and scientists on the P-3B aircraft,

Air quality sensors installed at 8 schools in Houston, TX,

280 5th graders visited and toured the DISCOVER-AQ hangar in TX,

100 high school students visited the ground station,

Over 3100 students were visited in schools by the DISCOVER-AQ scientists.


Amber Richards (

2. Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) hosts webinar for Master Teachers

Nine master teachers have been selected from around the United States to learn how TRMM and GPM collect data and how to access and used this data with students.


Dorian Janney (

3. NASA Innovations in Climate Education (NICE) presentation to the Florida Association of Science Supervisors (FASS) October 23, 2013

Distributed a CD package with a yearlong Advancing Student Knowledge (ASK) Florida climate education PD program for middle school teachers to the Florida Association of Science Supervisors (FASS).

Workshops delivered science content, data and use of climate science resources.


Lin Chambers (

4. Virginia Air and Space Center Homeschool Day on September 26, 2013

More than a 1000 homeschool students and teachers attended,

S’COOL, My NASA DATA, GLOBE and SAGE III on ISS presented activities,

Hosted by the Science Directorate at NASA Langley, Virginia Air and Space Center


Katie Bethea (

5. Global Precipitation Measurement Mission (GPM) sent 24 products in for peer review

Pilot tested last school year, 24 lessons developed in collaboration with the GPM E/PO team have reached the stage to send in for product review.

Topics range from using GLOBE protocols in Earth's water investigations to using TRMM data to study hot towers.

New products include "Speaker's Toolkits" and two short videos; Anatomy of a Raindrop and Faces of GPM-Engineers


Dorian Janney (



  • Theresa Schwerin Theresa Schwerin

    Posted: November 15, 2013 by Theresa Schwerin at 11:50 AM CST

    Cassie -- I really like being able to quickly find the nuggets by clicking on the Topic - Nuggets Earth Science.  Thanks!