Stardust-NExT Teacher Resources

Program Element / Activity Title:
Stardust-NExT Teacher Resources
E/PO Project Name:
Stardust NExT Mission Education and Public Outreach
Contact Information:
Aimee Meyer
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mail Stop
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
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Program Element / Activity Partners within NASA:
Collaboration with Dawn, EPOXI, and Rosetta.
Short Description:

1) In Crater Capture students model the problem NASA engineers encounter as they mathematically predict the position of the comet in its trajectory and the location of the crater in the rotation of a comet nucleus, and then photograph or video the crater as the comet nucleus rolls by the observer. 2) In Comparing Cosmic Cameras, students compare cameras from different spacecraft capturing the cool images illuminating comet science. 3) In Comet Mysteries, stories of comets in history are highlighted.

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National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Improve STEM Instruction