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  • Professional Development Design and Material Resource Needs: Results from a National NASA Science Mission Directorate Survey of Informal Educators
    Date: 09/04/2015
    Resource Category: Reference Materials
    As a part of the strategy to reach the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Science Education and Public Outreach Forum Objective 1.2: Provide resources and opportunities to enable sharing of best practices relevant to SMD education and public outreach (E/PO), the Informal Education Working Group members designed a nationally-distributed online ... »
  • Moving Beyond the Earth Programming: STEM in 30 Webcasts
    Date: 01/01/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    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. ... »
  • Discover NASA
    Date: 08/26/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Discover NASA is the Discovery Museum’s endeavor to engage students in grades K through 12 as well as members of the general public in innovative space science and STEM-focused learning through the implementation of two modules: upgrades to the Challenger Learning Center, and the creation of K through 12 amateur rocketry and spacecraft design ... »
  • Life Beyond Earth Summative Report
    Date: 12/01/2013
    Resource Category: Summative
    Informal Learning Solutions and its subcontractor, Audience Viewpoints Consulting, conducted summative evaluation in 2013 of the Life Beyond Earth Exhibit. Audience Viewpoints was responsible for evaluating student response to the exhibit, with a target audience of students in 4th through 6th grades. Informal Learning Solutions conducted ... »
  • Celestial Islands: Using NASA Earth Science to Reach Hawaii's Educators and Students
    Date: 09/01/2012
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    The goal of this project is to advance STEM education in Hawaii by creating a series of educational products, based on NASA Earth Systems Science, for students (grades 3-5) and general public. Bishop Museum (Honolulu HI) is the lead institution. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center is the primary NASA center involved in the project. Partners include ... »
  • Earth to Sky Interagency Partnership
    Date: 09/28/2009
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Earth to Sky (ETS) is an exciting, growing partnership between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Park Service (NPS) the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the University of California, Berkeley. Together we work to enable and encourage informal educators to access and use relevant NASA and other science ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of Earth & Sky NASA-Sponsored Radio Shows
    Date: 09/01/2008
    Resource Category: Summative
    In the previous three years, 144 90-second Earth & Sky radio shows have been produced under sponsorship of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The impact of these shows was explored with a posttest-only experimental design comparing a treatment group that listened to nine daily NASA shows focused on the topic of Antarctica and a ... »
  • S'COOL Rover
    Date: 01/01/2008
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    NASA cloud observation project. Ground observation reports are compared to cloud information retrieved from satellite instruments in Earth orbit. Learn how to make and report a cloud observation at the time of a satellite overpass. Observations welcome from any interested observers, especially in places where official weather observations are rare ... »
  • Stardust@home
    Date: 01/01/2006
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Join us in the search for interstellar dust! In 2006, the Stardust spacecraft returned particles of interstellar dust that originated in distant stars. But before they can be studied, these tiny dust grains will have to be found. This is where you come in! Our volunteers are using an online Virtual Microscope to search for these elusive particles ... »
  • Amazing Space
    Date: 02/03/1995
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    This award-winning website includes a comprehensive collection of standards-based, space science education materials. Site visitors can explore a variety of resources such as A Hubble Gallery, Online Explorations, Tonight’s Sky, and Star Witness News science content readings. The “For Educators” side of site includes support materials such as ... »

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