Nuggets submitted by the NASA SMD Science Activation community can be found here.
To submit a nugget:
1) Create your nugget using the template provided in the link below. Please note:
a. One Slide (plus the title slide though it will not be posted)
b. Use timely information
c. Include who, what, where, why information
d. Audience: Stakeholders and General Public
e. Use plain language
f. Spell out acronyms
g. Do not use red text
h. Use interesting visuals with captions, but ensure parental release forms are obtained before using images with minors (or use a different image)
i. Remember to include a high res photo (for posting on science.nasa.gov/learners/nuggets).
2) Use the following template for naming your file: DATE SUBMITTED_PI LAST NAME_SMD DIVISION (Astro, Earth, Helio, Planetary, or CrossDivision)
3) Email your completed nugget file and one high resolution image file used in the nugget to Lin Chambers.
4) Post your nugget to the workspace (Create+ --> Nugget), making it public, and tagging your group, the SciAct Collective, and the Community Page.
Most exciting part of our report: 360 degree camera abord the ISS!
We are getting video footage any day now.
The astronauts who saw the preview say that it is the closest thing they've seen to
showing what life in zero G is like.Download
Astromaterials scientist, Liz Rampe, presented a webinar titled “Curiosity Rover Update & Preview of Mars 2020” facilitated by Paige Graff and Suzanne Foxworth. A total of 160 live participants and 100+ archive registrants from 43 states, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico and South Africa were reached by this event. Numerous SMD Science Activation partner audiences were reached including classroom teachers, Solar System Ambassadors, Museum staff, Librarians, Challenger Learning...Download
Mentes Curiosas en la NASA (Curious Minds at NASA) is a new weekly segment of an educational show, Mentes Curiosas, airing in Panamá through a collaboration between the public media TV station SER-TV and the U.S. Embassy in Panamá. It focuses on introducing children and families to STEM and NASA Hispanic Role Models.
Episodes of Mentes Curiosas en la NASA during May-June featured NASA scientist Dr. Erika Podest, NASA oceanographer Dr. Jorge Vazquez, NASA JPL communications...Download
Congratulations to the My NASA Data team on their Group Achievement Award for outstanding excellence in the development of unique data analysis tools to expand NASA's reach to students and inspire the next generation of NASA Earth explorers.
The NASA Group Achievement Award is an award given by NASA to groups of government or non-government personnel in recognition of group accomplishments contributing to NASA's mission. This achievement recognizes the team’s accomplishments in providing...Download
On May 5, 2020 the Infiniscope team hosted a webinar in support of the mission to enhance inquiry-driven, active learning, at scale. This webinar introduced Screencasting, a method of capturing a computer screen with voiceover as the student demonstrates their knowledge. The webinar featured four Infiniscope Advisory Board members demonstrating practical examples of free resources for screencasting that can be used in an online classroom.
145 attended the live webinar, 65 of these...Download
The teams registered in the ROADS on Mars Freestyle student challenge submitted their videos and Mission Development Log May 21. Some 50 teams with 225 students and over a 100 parents in 19 states worked with the students to complete the challenge that required team work in an era of social distancing due to the Covid `19 pandemic. We are still working on judging the submissions but two amaziing examples are included in the pptDownload
17 Students and five teachers presented their GLOBE research work virtually on May 19, 2020 in the GLOBE Mission Earth (GME) Students And Teachers Exploring Local Landscapes to Interpret The Earth from Space (SATELLITES) Student Conference. Students who were able and allowed to present virtually did so. Teachers presented student projects for students who were not allowed to due to a school’s policy of not allowing students to present using conferencing software. Research projects were...Download
On May 9, 2020, GLOBE Mission Earth’s team from Boston University hosted a virtual profession for
science teachers from Providence City Schools, Rhode Island. Elementary, Middle, and High School teachers who are involved with GLOBE student research projects in the 2019-2020 school year met to learn about a virtual student research symposium for Providence students to present their research. Teachers also learned about GLOBE and related resources available to help them transition from...
GLOBE Mission Earth Webinar: What's a Phenological Garden? Cycles of Life in Your Classroom and Neighborhood, broke previous records in registration, attendance, largest number of international attendees and featuring an international speaker. Over 100 people registered and over 70 attended the webinar on Wednesday, May 20 at 3:00 pm EDT. Starting with the GLOBE Green Up/Green Down Protocol, presenters showcased activities being done by students at schools which can be adapted to home...Download
Beginning on Monday April 27th and running through the end of the school year, the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) is giving teachers a break!
Recognizing the tremendous pressure on teachers created by the shift to online learning, the GMRI team opted to find a way to give our teacher partners a break from carrying the load alone. GMRI Home Delivery is a menu of virtual learning experiences adapted from GMRI’s education programs. All of the programs are facilitated by experienced...Download
Brian Campbell and Dorian Janney took part in the 2020 COSI Virtual Science festival, May 6 – 9, 2020, through Facebook Live and Video Premiere events. The festival was, “A Community Celebration of Science,” a four-day community festival that engaged learners of all ages – bringing science to people where they live, work, and lounge – to inspire curiosity and further exploration. Brian’s and Dorian’s features included NASA and GLOBE Program information and have reached thousands of...Download
Students from around the country who received the NASA Earth System Science Award* were invited to one of two webinars on May 4 and 6, 2020.
79 students registered from 26 states and Puerto Rico; 39 students attended live. Marilé Colon Robles, GLOBE Clouds Project Scientist, shared her journey to NASA. Angela Rizzi introduced data tools to help students continue their Earth systems research. Resources included: My NASA Data, Worldview and NASA Earth Observations (NEO).
Over 100 student...Download
On May 14, 2020, My NASA Data's Elizabeth Joyner and Dr. Bradley Hegyi presented virtually to 52 educators through NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative on the topic of global phytoplankton distribution. Dr. Brad Hegyi explained the Earth system science connections affecting phytoplankton distribution while Elizabeth Joyner presented the variety of educational resources on this topic available through My NASA Data (i.e., mini lessons, story maps, lesson...Download
Two groups of engineering students from University of Toledo and Boston University designed instrumentation for GLOBE protocols this past semester. The University of Toledo and Boston University Colleges of Engineering held virtual events on May 1 and May 4, 2020 respectively on their senior design projects. Both groups hope that high school students build and use these sensors.
Design team: May Alsaleh, Andrew Schenck, Meryl Shea, Thy Vu
Faculty advisors: William...Download
The eXchange featured free resources that educators could use immediately, including 15 panelists from the Science Activation Network and other agency members.
160 participants registered, 68 attended live, 12 via recording which continues to be available OnDemand.
Positive feedback from our Infiniscope OLeX...Download
LaRC staff worked with Ohio Department of Education-Science to deliver two virtual professional development sessions for Ohio science teachers. Jessica Taylor and Tina Harte showcased Elementary GLOBE learning modules and provided examples of ways teachers can adapt Elementary GLOBE to a virtual setting on Tuesday, April 28. The following Thursday, Elizabeth Joyner and Angie Rizzi highlighted My NASA Data's resources, i.e., mini lessons ready for Google Classroom integration, and story maps....Download
Presenters from the STAR Library Network (STAR Net) facilitated an interactive webinar, "Bringing the Stories of the Skies to Your Library," with Christine Shupla from the Lunar and Planetary Institute and Elizabeth Nicolai from the Anchorage Public Library in Alaska.
The webinar highlighted NASA and NASA-related resources for libraries to help provide virtual STEAM programming for the 2020 summer reading theme, “Imagine Your Story.”
Constellation stories from indigenous cultures from...Download Attachments
My NASA Data’s story maps are now featured on ESRI’s educational website, Teach with GIS, as part of a gallery which showcases exemplar student exercises that use geographic information systems (GIS) to teach a variety of subjects.
The webpage titled “Use NASA Data to Explore Earth Systems” was published on April 15th, 2020 and features the following My NASA Data Story Maps: Hurricanes as Heat Engines, Creation of Urban Heat Islands, Volcanic Eruptions, Sea Ice and the Earth System, and...Download
Oliva Bibler, Roman Azzarello and Neva Hargreaves, three students from Aerospace and Natural Science Academy of Toledo (Ohio), presented their research via zoom at the Hydrology High School Capstone Culminating Event arranged by George Voltz from the NASA Glenn Research Center Education Office.
The research done by these students illustrates the power of mentoring. Dr. Jodi Haney (GLOBE partner Bowling Green State University), Christine Staschiak (Environmental Engineer from NASA Plum...Download
On April 23, 2020, My NASA Data’s Elizabeth Joyner and Dr. Bradley Hegyi presented virtually to 42 educators through NASA STEM Engagement & Educator Professional Development Collaborative. Dr. Brad Hegyi, an atmospheric scientist from NASA's Langley Research Center explained the science behind Urban Heat Islands while My NASA Data Educator, Elizabeth Joyner, presented the variety of educational resources on this topic.
My NASA Data is part of the GLOBE Mission Earth “Science Activation”...Download
During the spring of 2020, Elizabeth Joyner of LaRC’s My NASA Data collaborated with The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), The University of Wisconsin, and Dataspire to coordinate and provide a series of virtual experiences focused on Data Literacy in the Earth Sciences for 20 STEM pre-service teachers at TCNJ.
The four-part series started with students being trained in GLOBE’s Urban Heat Island (UHI) Campaign protocols by Palmyra Cove’s Institute for Earth Observations in February. In...Download
Please find attached our highlight of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) Virtual Conference.Download
Please see the attached nugget for Astronomy Magazine Interview for Citizen Science Month.Download
Tassia Owen created and conducted online webinars to engage girl scouts in GLOBE Observer and help them work toward completing their “Think Like a Citizen Scientist Journey.” Beginning on March. 27, Tassia presented to over 3.7K thousand Girl Scouts from across the United States and abroad. The webinar was hosted by Girl Scouts of South Carolina – Mountains to Midlands as part of their Girl Scouts Connected: Virtual Program Series (