The Informal Education Working Group for the NASA Science Mission Directorate Science Education and Public Outreach Forums has created handouts featuring a sampling of resources that have been developed by NASA SMD Education and Public Outreach Programs. These resources may be of interest to the informal education museum community. Six samplers are available:
- Science on a Sphere presentations
- Planetarium shows
- Programming resources
- Interpreter resources
Learn more about how air quality affects you during Air Quality Awareness Week (April 28-May 2, 2014). NASA is working to improve the use of satellites to monitor air quality for public health and to better understand what’s happening with the air quality at the surface of the Earth- where we breathe. Throughout the week, check NASA Langley’s Science Directorate page for classroom activities and daily posts about how NASA is helping to better understand the air we breathe:
Attached are the notes and PowerPoint from the April 10, 2014 Planetary Science E/PO Community Tag-Up.Download Attachments
Apply today to participate in a research experience for teachers working on authentic NASA science projects!
- Two-week training on-site July 7-11 and 14-18, 2014.
- Continuing research collaboration w/NASA Research Mentor through July 2015.
NASA’s LEARN Project (Long-term Engagement in Authentic Research) is looking for STEM teachers, grades 6-12, to join a Research Team that will collaborate with NASA scientists on authentic research projects. Selected teachers receive…Download
For those of you working in the Heliophysics world, you can find the most up-to-date Heliophysics Mission image here: http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/753965main_hso-fleet_full.jpg
Deadline update -- Get your proposals in by April 15, 2014 for NSTA 2015
Tomorrow is the deadline to submit your session proposals for NSTA 2015 National Conference in Chicago, March 12–15. The deadline for submissions is 11:59 PM on April 15. Click here for details on strand information and to submit a proposal.
Questions? Please e-mail Linda Crossley at NSTA email@example.com.
Please note that this information is for teacher sessions only. If you wish to submit an…
Check out the latest blog post on NASA Wavelength by Sandra Weeks, McREL, on NASA SMD education resources that can support NGSS and engineering. The blog post includes links to sampler lists of resources for elementary, middle, and high school levels. Please visit, http://nasawavelength.org/blog/finding-and-supporting-e-stem.
Mars Through Time
July 8-11, 2014
Presented at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Mars Through Time is a four day, high school teacher professional development training focusing on Mars science and exploration and the nature and process of science. Participants explore the relationship between technology and science using the history of Mars exploration as an example. Participants also learn about and discuss the…
Early bird registration is now open! Preliminary information on the ASP 2014 schedule of plenaries, panels, and workshops is available online at http://bit.ly/1erDdQZ. Abstract proposals are also being accepted at this time.
Register by May 5
This free professional development workshop is open to Virginia education specialists at museums, parks, zoos, and historic sites. Facilitated by Dr. Joanna K. Garner, Research Associate Professor of The Center for Educational Partnerships, this interactive workshop will show participants how to make the most of informal education learning environments. Attendees will take away strategies and materials to promote enduring personal connections with and…
The Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) invites students grades 5-8 to submit photos to the 2014 Earth Day Photo and Essay Contest. We know that our Earth is dynamic – constantly changing and shifting due to weather, seismic activities, erosion, and even asteroids! Change is part of living on Earth. To participate in the contest, students should take a photo of change in their local environment between the dates of April 14-25, 2014, and write a brief essay (400 words…
Attached are the notes and PowerPoint from the March 13, 2014 Planetary Science E/PO Community Tag-Up.Download Attachments
Attached are the notes and PowerPoint from the February 13, 2014 Planetary Science E/PO Community Tag-Up.Download Attachments
Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) Releases Report on Coordinating STEM Education Programs
The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 called for a Federal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education 5-Year Strategic Plan. The Act similarly requires that a report provide an update on the implementation of the Strategic Plan, the efficiency and coherence of federal STEM programs, and dissemination of STEM education research and resources. This Progress Report was recently published by the Office of Science and Technology Policy and includes an…
Discovery Science Center of Los Angeles invites proposals for a 4-D theater at Discovery Science Center of Los Angeles.
Opening in Fall 2014, Discovery Science Center Los Angeles (DSCLA) will fill a deep community need for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. DSCLA will leverage its location in the Hansen Dam Recreation area to educate visitors about Earth, natural resources and environmental stewardship. Visitors will learn more about…
Astrophysics E/PO Community Tag-Up
February 25, 2014
The next Astro E/PO Community tag-Up will be Tuesday, March 18, 2014, at 2 pm ET / 1 pm CT / 12 pm MT / 11 am PT
A. NASA Updates
B. NGSS Update
C. Forum Updates: NASA Wavelength, Diversity Professional Development Planning
D. Workspace Project Profiles
E. Conferences/Events: NSTA, Science and Engineering Festival, AAS-Boston, Astronomy Night on the Mall, ASP
Astrophysics E/PO Community Tag-Up
January 21, 2014
The next Astro E/PO Community Tag-Up will be Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at 2 pm ET / 1 pm CT / 12 pm MT / 11 am PT.
A. NASA Updates
B. NGSS Update
C. Meeting Updates: AAS DeBrief, ACA, NSTA, Science & Engineering Festival
D. Workspace Project Profiles
E. Forum-Community Updates
A. NASA Updates - Hashima Hasan
Congress passed the FY 14 appropriations bill last…
NASA SMD E/PO forums will be hosting an exhibitor booth (#1324) at the National Science Teachers Convention in Boston, MA on April 2-5, 2014.
New Heliophysics App – DIY Sun Science!
The DIY Sun Science app, funded by NASA and developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science with help from scientists and educators at the UC Berkeley Space Sciences Lab, allows families and educators to investigate and learn about the Sun at home, at school, or anywhere you go! This app is the second in a series (including DIY Nano) that provides over a dozen free, easy to use, hands-on activities. Plus, view live images of the Sun from NASA’s SDO…
One-page Resource Guides: One for each science topic to help you easily find some top resources!
The AAUW's Online Resources for Women and Girls lists STEM programs for girls, activities, education research, and even more resources. It’s a one stop shop for relevant information.
Excited to host your own event or connect with our resources?
Be sure to visit the NASA Science4Girls homepage for libraries
We are here to help! Email AstroForum@stsci.edu
The AGU Honors and awards deadlines are approaching. Union Award deadlines are March 15 and the Section and Focus Group award deadline is April 15. More information about all of the awards can be found at http://honors.agu.org/
Specifically the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Space Physics Aeronomy (SPA) Education and Outreach group is seeking nominations for the SPA Richard Carrington (SPARC) Education and Public Outreach award. The SPARC award was established in 2012, and is…
This professional development training is sponsored by the Solar System Ambassadors Program, a NASA Nationwide partner, and builds on the work of the "Gifted Students are Underserved Too" Birds of a Feather Breakout, SMD E/PO Earth Forum Virtual Retreat.
Date: March 17, Monday
Time: 3 pm - 4:30 pm PT (6 pm - 7:30 pm ET)
(Phone lines open at 2:45 am PT - 5:45 pm ET)
Leader: Kay Ferrari
This telecon will…
Join Nicole Gugliucci and Georgia Bracey of CosmoQuest, and Morgan Woroner of IGES, as they discuss NASA Wavelength, the searchable online catalog of NASA SMD educational materials! Learning Space is a weekly Google+ hangout on astronomy and science education and outreach. Learn more at http://bit.ly/1kB39mb.
Dear SMD Educators,
Can you please help raise awareness of this opportunity for grade 5-12 students?
The Cassini Outreach Team
Announcing NASA's 2014 Edition of the Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest
The Cassini spacecraft launched in October 1997 and has been orbiting Saturn since 2004. We are celebrating Cassini’s 10-year anniversary orbiting Saturn with a special edition of the essay…
Create an engaging and successful event for girls in your community by incorporating some of the best practices from the sources listed below.
SciGirls 7: The SciGirls approach - for the TV show, website, and educational materials - is rooted in research about how to engage girls in STEM. A quarter of a century of studies have converged on a set of common strategies that work, and these have become SciGirls' foundation.
SciGirls Seven recommends seven best practices (listed…