MMS: Student TransMedia Book (iMaginetic Space)

Program Element / Activity Title:
MMS: Student TransMedia Book (iMaginetic Space)
E/PO Project Name:
Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) Mission
Contact Information:
Code 672
Greenbelt, MD 20771
Program Element / Activity Website:
Program Element / Activity Partners within NASA:
MMS EPO, Science and Engineering Team (Troy Cline, Gary Davis, Tom Moore, Guan Le, Mark Adrian, Hilarie Davis)
Short Description:

The Student Transmedia Book (T-Book) is a digital age storybook designed to help students learn about the NASA’s MMS mission through a variety of inquiry and engineering based experiences. A T-book, is a standard print book that serves as a nexus for all of the physical objects and digital resources necessary for its telling. A T-book exists in both a physical and digital space, which facilitates the seamless transition between the two states. It includes experiment instructions, data collection tables, reflection activities, QR codes linking to MMS content all while encouraging the use of digital fabrication.

Program Element / Activity Image / Visual:
MMS Transmedia Book Cover
Awards Received:
The National Technology Leadership Initiative (NTLI) Award
Program Element / Activity Status
Please share any additional updates or information about your program element / activity:
ISTE wants us to create another book (Nov 2014) on computational thinking.
Audience Metrics
Who is the primary audience of your program element / activity?:
Who is the secondary audience of your program element / activity?:
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?:
Engage middle school students in learning MMS science through a transmedia book with activities and links to additional resources
What is the design of the evaluation process for your program element / activity?:
Pre/post design
What are the main impacts of your effort to date and how do they correlate to the project's goals and objectives:
Students showed gains in knowledge on most questions; Teachers report high student interest
Have your evaluation findings / impacts been published? If so, where?: