Discovery and New Frontiers: "Unlocking Mysteries of the Solar System" DVD and Educator Guide

Overview
Program Element / Activity Title:
Discovery and New Frontiers: "Unlocking Mysteries of the Solar System" DVD and Educator Guide
E/PO Project Name:
Discovery and New Frontiers Education and Public Outreach
Contact Information:
Shari Asplund
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mail Stop 230-260
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109
818-354-7280
shari.e.asplund@jpl.nasa.gov
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Program Element / Activity Partners within NASA:
Discovery and New Frontiers
Short Description:

"Unlocking Mysteries of the Solar System" is a video overview of the Discovery Program and missions with an accompanying educator guide.  The video describes the science objectives and results of the missions, and the educator guide leads students through a series of activities to learn about the mission and then design their own space mission.  Portions of the video are shown at workshops and the activity is demonstrated to teachers who work in groups to design a mission. 

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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