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NASATalk promotes NASA initiatives to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. NASATalk collaboratives and blogs highlight STEM opportunities available through AESP, DLN, NES, and ePDN projects. We hope that NASATalk inspires you to explore NASA resources, share ideas, join collaboratives, and post your comments. Educators can organize their own online collaborative and publish their own blog on NASATalk. Read More...
Exploring Music, Culture, and the ISS
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 from 1 to 2:30 PM: Join the DLN for an encore viewing of the March 25th Music in Space ISS Downlink with Astronaut Chris Hadfield. Students from Pasadena Independent School District’s Pearl Hall Elementary, Astronauts Cady Coleman and Dan Burbank will join Hadfield as they explore the many cultures and music surrounding the ISS partners.
Just One of Many Star Trek Quotable Quotes
From Star Trek 2009: Spock Prime (Leonard Nimoy) at the end of the film, the updated Star Trek mantra is as follows:
Space: the final frontier. These are the continuing voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her ongoing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life-forms and new civilizations; to boldly go where no one has gone before. This and more Star Trek quotes on Kubric's Blog.
Explore the Icy Moons of Saturn and Jupiter: Titan and Europa
LIVE WEBINAR - 22 May at 4 PM to 5 PM (Easter Daylight Time)
Icy moons like Saturn's Titan and Jupiter's Europa are fascinating places to explore! Astrobiologists are interested in learning more and will be answering student questions! Icy moons like Saturn's Titan and Jupiter's Europa are fascinating places to explore! Astrobiologists are interested in learning more and will be answering student questions!
Students may submit questions during the live event to the
for the guest astronaut to answer.
Click on the DLiNfo Channel window to view the webinar.
Wonder how many planets have been discovered in the universe up ot this point?
Here's a sim to find out how many planets have been sited orbiting other stars: http://eyes.jpl.nasa.gov/exoplanets/
STUDENT RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY
Announcing the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Seventh Flight Opportunity - SSEP Mission 5 to the International Space Station for the 2013-2014 Academic Year.
Opportunity for a School District, Even an Individual School, to Engage a Few Hundred Grade 5-12 Students in Very Real Microgravity Experiment Design for Flight to the International Space Station (ISS). Read more...
Celebrate Earth Day by Becoming a GLOBE Teacher
Science educators and citizen scientists around the world become involved with GLOBE by attending a Teacher Training Workshop where they receive professional development on the implementation of GLOBE pedagogical models for inquiry-based research and the use of GLOBE protocols to answer scientific research questions. Once teachers have attended a GLOBE training event or completed GLOBE E-Teacher certification, they are provided with the knowledge and tools to implement GLOBE Protocols and learning activities in a classroom setting, work with their students to make data observations, and report these observations to the GLOBE website via an assigned Sign In identification. Find out more
about GLOBE services for teachers. Training workshops are listed online
Branch out from STEM to STEAM
We're all familiar with the nation's push to improve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. But many educators are suggesting that STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART, and Math) is more effective and engaging for students and teachers because of its integration of creative expression and artistic practices. Consider ways that you can use seasonal changes and technology tools to engage your students in capturing images as learning tools. Here's an example to stimulate ideas about how to link ground-level views with satellite perspectives of Earth's seasons: Eyes Wide Open for Spring
BLiSS Sim iPad App Featured at International Hydroponic Conference
The BLiSS Sim iPad App
will be included in the presentations at the ASOCIACIÓN HIDROPÓNICA MEXICANA A.C.
The BLiSS Sim iPad app will be part of two presentations at this conference. One presentation will demonstrate a simple, portable hydroponic plant growth system and its relationship to NASA research. In the other presentation will present a simple hydroponics nutrition and will show our new hydroponic plant growth game designed for the iPad. This will also be based on NASA research.
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