Cassini: Partnership with Solar System/Thematic - "Through the Eyes of Scientists"

Overview
Program Element / Activity Title:
Cassini: Partnership with Solar System/Thematic - "Through the Eyes of Scientists"
E/PO Project Name:
Cassini Mission to Saturn Education and Public Outreach (EPO) Program
Contact Information:
Mail Stop 230-260
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
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Evaluation
National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Improve STEM Instruction
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM
What are the goals and objectives of your program element / activity?:
The goals of "Our Solar System Through the Eyes of Scientists" are to provide K-6 students with real-world examples of scientists, help students think, act, and work like scientists by using their own science notebooks and modeling their work on that of the scientists incorporated into the lessons, and improve their knowledge and attitudes toward STEM.
What is the design of the evaluation process for your program element / activity?:
K-6 classroom teachers were instrumental in designing the curriculum and testing it in their classrooms. These teachers provided feedback during formative evaluation to help improve the curriculum. Now that the Next Generation Science Standards have been formalized, they will be incorporated into the final version of the curriculum.