Teacher Resource List
Education Programs http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/k-4/learning/index.html
NASA Explorer Schools http://www.nsta.org/
Astro-Venture is a
guided inquiry-based, interactive, multimedia Website. Students in grades 5-8
role-play NASA careers as they search for and design aplanet that would be
habitable to humans. Students engage in online training modules to learn the
factors that are required for human survival based on the observation of
changes to the Earth. Students then en gage in inquiry-based lessons that help
them understand why these factors are necessary.
NASA Quest Web
NASA Quest connects
K-12 classrooms with NASA people, research and science via mission-based
challenges and explorations supported by NASA scientists via live, interactive
webcasts, chats, forums and online publishing of student work. NASA Quest
features student directed inquiry-based, telepresence Web challenges that are
focused on mission content. Students are asked to design solutions to NASA
problems or scientific questions, obtain feedback from scientists via Web
chats and see their solutions published online and featured in webcasts that
connect student solutions to NASA research and careers. Quest also provides a
resource of numerous NASA career role models via a searchable database of bios
and field journals collected over the last 8 years. Quest also offers an
e-mail question and answer service.
Robin Whirlybird - in
English, Spanish, and Chinese
NASA Science Files™
The NASA Science
Files™ is a research-, inquiry- and standards-based, Emmy®-award winning
series of 60-minute instructional programs for students in grades 3-5.
Programs are designed to introduce students to NASA; integrate mathematics,
science, and technology through the use of Problem-Based Learning (PBL),
scientific inquiry, and the scientific method; and to motivate students to
become critical thinkers and active problem solvers. This FREE series includes
an instructional broadcast, a companion educator's guide, an interactive
VVebsite featuring a PBL activity, plus a wealth of instructional resources ..
Video copies are available from CORE and some NASA Educator Resource Centers
Virtual Astronaut Website
The Virtual Astronaut
Project is an interactive 3-0 Website that integrates existing life science
research data and NASA educational produets into a suite of instructional
materiais. It provides 5th through 8th grade students with a tooi that
integrates leading edge-technology with recent findings in physical sciences,
space sciences, life sciences, and physiological research.
Craters with landsat
In this classroom
activity, students consider the sudden release of a tremendous amount of
kinetic energy when an extraterrestrial object strikes the Earth. They write
about the effects that such a
ollision might have
on the land, atmosphere, water, and living things. Students then read
descriptions of the actual effe cts of impact events and the evidence these
leave behind. To demonstrate their understanding of the role of impact events
in shaping the Earth, students write a series of guidance questions for a
field expedition to determine whether or not a given landform is an impact
ollision might have on the land, atmosphere, water, and living things. Students then read descriptions of the actual effe cts of impact events and the evidence these leave behind. To demonstrate their understanding of the role of impact events in shaping the Earth, students write a series of guidance questions for a field expedition to determine whether or not a given landform is an impact crater.
The Design Challenges
position the teacher as a facilitator with specific tools to help students
achieve mastery of national standards in math, science, and thinking skilIs.
Through background information of current technologies, lesson plans are
constructed to guide students in inquiry-based learning. Teachers receive
valuable resource information on topics such as safety precautions and details
on construction and set-up of the activity. Design Challenges encourage
students to draw on what they know, explore what they don't know, and
communicate their ideas in order to draw conclusions. Both teachers and
students discover how scientists and engineers apply math and science to
develop today's technologies.
NASAexplores is a
website that provides free, weekly, K-12 educational articles and lesson plans
related to current NASA research, projects, and activities. Materials are
produced for three different grade levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12. Printable and
downloadable, these supplemental curriculum resources meet national education
standards in mathematics, science, technology, and geográphy. Additionally,
NASAexplores lesson plans cover numerous subjects, such as language arts,
history, social studies, etc. Of more than archived 1,500 lessons, many have
been developed for student inquiry learning. NASAexplores resources generate
awareness of and build students' interest in NASA's research and technology,
and inspire them to study mathematics, science, and engineering. NASAexplores
is sponsored by three of NASA's enterprises: Aerospace Technology, Space
Flight, and Biological and Physical Research.
NASA CONNECT is an
annual series of FREE integrated math, science, and technology programs for
students in grades 6-8. Each program has three components: (1) a 30-minute
television broadcast that can be viewed live or taped for later use, (2) an
educator guide describing a hands-on activity, and (3) an interactive web
activity that provides educators an opportunity to use technology in the
classroom setting. These three components television broadcast, educator guide,
and web activity are designed as an integrated instructional package. NASA
CONNECT is FREE to educators. NASA CONNECT seeks to establish a "connection"
between the mathematics, science, and technology concepts taught in the
classroom and the mathematics, science, and technology used everyday by NASA
researchers. By demonstrating the processes of creativity, critical thinking,
and problem-solving skilIs, NASA CONNECT enhances and enriches mathematics,
science, and technology education.
English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish (coming soon)
On-Iine Investigations for students to explore:
Black holes, Comets
and asteroids, Electromagnetic spectrum/ Light and color, Galaxies, Gravity,
History of science, Hubble Space Telescope, Math: Estimating and sampling,
Statistics, Solar system, Stars and stellar evolution
Imaqine the Universe Lessons (6-12)http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/teachers/teachers_corner.html
and the Slap Happy Computer Caper -
Learning and working with binary numbers.
Get The Picture - Students construct and analyze images from digital satellite data.
How Big is That
Star? - Determining the sizes of
stars in eclipsing binary star systems uses the simple representations and
manipuiating the mathematical equations that are iiiustrated and demonstrated
within this lesson.
or Life- Probability of Life Elsewhere in the Universe -
This lesson combines the concepts of astronomy and probability in order for
students to compare the likelihood of intelligent life existing elsewhere in
the Universe and winning the lottery.
Frequency? Roy G B!V-Exploration
of Wavelengths & Frequencies
in the E-M Spectrum - This lesson is
based on the concepts of frequency and wavelength, how they relate to each
other, and how they correlate with the colors of the visible spectrum.
Time that Period-
Determining Periods in Astronomical Data -
This lesson examines the idea of periodic behavior and how it is determined
from a set of data. The students will examine this concept through a hands-on
lab that involves a simple, student-made pendulum, which is followed up with
critlcal thinking and performance assessment style questions.
Century Explorer -
st Century Explorer is a 3rd-5th grade
standards-based program that uses the Web, animation, and video to introduce
science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and NASA space exploration
concepts. Also in Spanish.
Proqram - http://ares.jsc.nasa.gov/Education/activities/destmars/destmars.htm
Destination Mars: The lessons in this package are designed to increase students' knowiedge, awareness, and curiosity about the process of scientific exploration of Mars. As scientists look for evidence of Iife on Mars, they will focus much of their search in areas where volcanic heat and water interacted early in the geologie history of the planet.
The Imagine Mars
Project is a national art, sciences and technology education initiative that
has harnessed America's fascination with space and led young people to work
together with educators and civic leaders to design a Mars community for 100
people. As part of the Imagine Mars Project students explore their own
community and decide which arts, scientific and cultural elements will be
important on Mars. Then they develop their ideal community, from an
inter-disciplinary perspective of arts, sciences and technology.
Launch a rocket
Compose an opera
Build your ideal Mars city
Celebrate the future in your own community
Teacher Resources and Classroom Activities -
National Science Education Standards-aligned guide will provide teachers with
fun Mars-related hands-on activities and mission resource information. The
activities presented in this guide use planetary comparisons, the scientific
method, observation, and synthesis of data to increase students'
understandings of Earth and Space Science.
Imaging Project: MSIP
The on-site formats
of activities will occur at the Mars Space Flight Facility on the campus of
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ. These investigations will involve student
teams who have been selected to image the Martian surface as part of their
proposed research project. This format allows students to be present to view
their image as it comes down from the spacecraft and learn techniques they
will use to analyze that image. Students will also learn peer-tutoring
able to conduct presentations tor other students trom their team th at were
unable to travel to ASU
able to conduct presentations tor other students trom their team th at were
unable to travel to ASU
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Celestia Exploration Activity http://learn.arc.nasa.gov/planets/
World Wind lets
you zoom trom satellite altitude into any place on Earth. Leveraging Landsat
satellite imagery and Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data, World Wind lets
you experience Earth terrain in visually rich 30, just as it you were rea!ly
visit any place in the worid. Look across the Andes, into the Grand Canyon,
over the Alps, or along the Atrican Sahara.
online teacher resource tor public educators and students, is provided as a
tree public service by Nathan Smith, the Adele and Oale Young Education
Technology Center (YETC) and Utah State University's College ot Education and
Human Services. Password required. Please contact Nathan Smith 435-797-1484 or
Centers and Services
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