Our Solar System Through the Eyes of Scientists K-6 science and language arts curriculum
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
Our Solar System - Through the Eyes of Scientists (TES) is a solar system thematic science and language arts based curriculum for students and teachers in grades 1-6. Students read biographies of current NASA scientists and view scientists’ notebook pages, while learning about planetary features such as canyons, volcanoes, and ice. Curriculum is distributed on CD-ROM and made available on the Solar System Exploration website. Teacher professional development is included. Major costs have been to get a science writer and three educators (80%) to rewrite most of lessons to keep internal voice of lessons coherent and consistent, plus 10%K for audio visual time to create videos of scientists to accompany lessons plus travel for three scientists and three E/PO personnel (10%) to a teacher workshop to beta test the product.
- Improve STEM Instruction
- Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM