Stardust NExT: Building Informal Educator Capacity: DoDEA

Program Element / Activity Title:
Stardust NExT: Building Informal Educator Capacity: DoDEA
E/PO Project Name:
Stardust NExT, EPOXI, and Dawn 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:

Dawn, Stardust-NExT and EPOXI E/PO leveraged mission materials to offer OST science teachers professional development and curricular support to help them integrate space science involving small bodies into their programs through the DoDEA Space Science Extravaganza in May, 2012.Teachers will engage their students in high-interest, hands-on activities that highlight mission science and enhance learning about comets, asteroids, and the origins of the solar system. In FY13, we will be emphasizing Google+ Hangout sessions to engage learners of all ages. The E/PO team will collaborate with Dawn scientists and engineers to bring emerging science to the public backed by activities that support concept development.

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National Priorities and Coordination Approaches as Articulated in CoSTEM:
  • Increase and Sustain Youth and Public Engagement in STEM