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  • NASA Science Mission Directorate Diversity Resources
    Date: 03/01/2016
    Resource Category: Research Brief
    NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) explores the Earth, the Sun, our solar system, the galaxy and beyond through four SMD divisions: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science and Astrophysics. Alongside NASA scientists, teams of education and public outreach (EPO) specialists develop and implement programs and resources that are designed ... »
  • 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 ... »
  • Mission: Solar System Evaluation
    Date: 01/02/2015
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    This evaluation reports on the Mission: Solar System project, a 2-year project funded by NASA. The goal of the Mission: Solar System was to create a collection of resources that integrates digital media with hands-on science and engineering activities to support kids’ exploration in formal and informal education settings. Our goal in creating the ... »
  • Understanding the Sun Through NASA Missions
    Date: 01/01/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Understanding the Sun Through NASA Missions. The Maryland Science Center (MSC) initiative is targeted to rural educators and library patrons in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. The Maryland Science Center is lead partner collaborating with Prince George’s County, Maryland Public Schools and its Howard B. Owens Science Center, and with NASA ... »
  • Flying Higher
    Date: 01/01/2015
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Flying Higher will develop a permanent hands-on exhibit that conveys the fundamentals of flight, technology, materials science, and NASA’s role in aeronautics for learners ages 3-12 years and their parents/caregivers and teachers. The exhibit, public programs, school and teacher programs, and teacher professional development will develop a ... »
  • Summative Evaluation of The Engineering MISSION: Engineering for Middle School Science, Inspiration, and Opportunity Project
    Date: 01/01/2015
    Resource Category: Summative
    The Museum of Science, Boston partnered with Goddard Space Flight Center and Massachusetts Space Grant Consortium to develop educational resources around aeronautical and aerospace engineering. The main goals of the project were to increase the awareness of engineering work done during NASA missions, to engage children in the Engineering Design ... »
  • A 3-year Evaluation of NASA Astronomy Days and Educator Workshops at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
    Date: 11/11/2014
    Resource Category: Evaluation Reports
    The purpose of the 3-year formative and summative evaluation was to gauge public perceptions of the utility and quality of NASA-funded workshops and programs offered by the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. This final summative report includes 3-year project findings from 11 NASA Educator Workshops and three Astronomy Days events. ... »
  • Our Place in Space: A Formal-Informal Partnership to develop an Inquiry-based curriculum in space science, observation, and exploration for Middle School Teachers in Chicago
    Date: 08/25/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Our Place in Space (OPIS), an inquiry-based curriculum in space science, observation, and exploration for middle school teachers, will be developed by the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) Chicago, through a committed partnership with the Advanced Concepts Office in NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and with endorsement from the ... »
  • Achieving the Future of Education and Engagement
    Date: 08/20/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    Achieving the Future of Education and Engagement is focused on the 21st Century Teacher Academy. 21CTA is a unique Educator Professional Development (EPD) two-week residential workshop designed to immerse teachers in best practices and methodologies to develop and implement real-world, Project Based Learning (PBL) curricula using NASA missions. ... »
  • STEMtastic: NASA in Our Community
    Date: 06/01/2014
    Resource Category: Project Descriptions
    STEMtastic: NASA in Our Community is a two-year project designed to educate and inspire teachers, students and life-long learners to embrace NASA STEM content. The project will increase awareness of NASA activities, while educating and inspiring students to train for careers that are critical to future economic growth of the country in general, ... »

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