Moving Beyond the Earth Programming: STEM in 30 Webcasts

Date: 
Thursday, January 1, 2015 to Sunday, December 31, 2017
Resource Type:
Project Descriptions
Environment Type: 
Media and Technology, Broadcast Media, Websites, Mobile Apps, and Online Media, Public Programs, Museum and Science Center Programs, Informal/Formal Connections, K-12 Programs
Audience: 
Middle School Children (11-13) | Educators/Teachers
Discipline: 
Engineering | General STEM | Mathematics | Nature of science | Space science | Technology
Organization:
National Air and Space Museum
Description or Abstract: 

Moving Beyond Earth Programming: “STEM in 30” Webcasts. The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM) will develop nine “STEM in 30” webcasts which will be made available to teachers and students in grades 5-8 classrooms across the country. The primary goal of this program is to increase interest and engagement in STEM for students. Formative and summative evaluations will assess the outcomes for the program, which include the following:

Increased interest in STEM and STEM careers, Increased understanding of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), Increased awareness and importance of current and future human space exploration, and Increased learning in the content areas.

This series of live 30-minute webcasts from the National Air and Space Museum and partner sites focus on STEM subjects that integrate all four areas. The webcasts will feature NASA and NASM curators, scientists, and educators exploring STEM subjects using museum and NASA collections, galleries, and activities. During the 30-minute broadcasts, students will engage with museum experts through experiments and activities, ask the experts questions, and answer interactive poll questions. After the live broadcasts, NASM will also archive the webcasts in an interactive “STEM in 30” Gallery.

Funder(s): 
NASA
Funding Program: 
CP4SMP
Award Number: 
NNX14AQ78G
Funding Amount: 
$150,000

Team Members

Roger LauniusRoger LauniusPrincipal Investigator

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