NASA Education Express Message — Aug. 3, 2017

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Exploring Beyond the Planets: The Seven Wonders of TRAPPIST-1
Audience: Educators of Grades K-12
Event Date: Aug. 7, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. EDT
Contact: karen.c.roark@nasa.gov

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar to explore the TRAPPIST-1 mission. Learn how TRAPPIST-1 helped set a new record by finding seven Earth-size planets orbiting a single star beyond our solar system! Three of those planets are in the star’s habitable zone. Online registration required.
 
  NASA’s Digital Learning Network Event — Online Solar Eclipse Workshop
Audience: K-12 Educators
Event Date: Aug. 8, 2017, 3 p.m. EDT
Contact: DLiNfochannel@gmail.com
Join NASA’s Digital Learning Network for an hourlong live-streamed educator workshop showcasing NASA education resources to help you bring the excitement and science of the Aug. 21 total eclipse to your classroom. Several hands-on activities will be demonstrated during the workshop, and subject matter experts will explain why the eclipse is a unique event for scientists and the public.
Exploring Beyond the Planets: Art and the Cosmic Connection
Audience: Educators of Grades K-12
Event Date: Aug. 8, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. EDT
Contact: barbie.buckner@nasa.gov Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar to learn about the solar system and beyond. Participants will explore activities that bring art into the STEM classroom. The NASA STEAM activity, “Art and the Cosmic Connection,” will also be discussed. Online registration required.
 
  Exploring Beyond the Planets: Searching for Habitable Worlds With Kepler
Audience: Educators of Grades 4-10
Event Date: Aug. 9, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. EDT
Contact: karen.c.roark@nasa.gov Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar to explore planet Kepler-452b, the first near-Earth-size world to be found in the habitable zone of a star that is similar to our sun. While this location doesn’t mean that the planet is inhabited, it does mean that it has many of the same characteristics as our own Earth-sun system, and the odds of it hosting life are worth further exploration. Online registration required.
ESTEEM Virtual Event “Ask US” Event: Exploring the Eclipse Through a Native American Perspective
Audience: Members of Tribal and Indigenous Communities
Event Date: Aug. 10, 2017, 4 – 5:15 p.m. EDT
Contact: bonnie.murray@nasa.gov
On Aug. 21, 2017, North America will be treated to a solar eclipse. Native Americans have been observing natural events such as eclipses for thousands of years. Join the ESTEEM team as we preview materials, answer science questions, and allow for dialogue related to Native American knowledge about the eclipse. Discover how to bring the eclipse to life through the lens of a Native American perspective.
 
  Exploring Beyond the Planets: Our Eyes on the Universe
Audience: Educators of Grades 5-12
Event Date: Aug. 10, 2017, at 6 p.m. EDT
Contact: stephen.p.culivan@nasa.gov Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar to explore our “eyes on the universe” with space telescopes that expand our view and understanding of the solar system and the universe. The Hubble Space Telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope and the electromagnetic spectrum will be explored. NASA STEM lessons, online resources and teaching strategies will be integrated. Online registration required.
Register to Host: NASA’s Digital Learning Network Live Event — E-Day 2017: Total Solar Eclipse Webcast
Audience: Museums and Educational Institutions
Registration Deadline: Aug. 10, 2017
Event Date:
Aug. 21, 2017, 1:15 – 3:15 p.m. EDT
Contact: DLiNfochannel@gmail.com
NASA’s Digital Learning Network is looking for museums and other educational institutions to host a live two-hour virtual event in conjunction with the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017. A limited number of sites will be selected to participate in the LIVE event, and participants will ask questions of our experts directly. All sites must register and complete a technical test no later than Aug. 10, 2017.
 
  Free Eclipse Digital Experience Available from NASA and Infiniscope
Audience: Grades 5-12 and Informal Educators
Eclipse Date: Aug. 21, 2017
Contact: jlswann@asu.edu
Aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards, the “Eclipse 2017” experience presents NASA’s “Eyes on the Solar System” visualization embedded within the immersive digital learning environment of Infiniscope. Learners will explore the Earth-moon-sun system; learn about shadows at the astronomical level; and predict the eclipse’s path of totality.
NASA’s Digital Learning Network Live Event — E-Day 2017: Total Solar Eclipse Webcast
Audience: All Educators and Students
Event Date: Aug. 21, 2017, 1:15 – 3:15 p.m. EDT
Contact: DLiNfochannel@gmail.com
Join NASA’s Digital Learning Network for a two-hour solar eclipse extravaganza! Tune in to see the eclipse live from within the path of totality and learn about the science of the sun-Earth-moon system. Watch CricketCam and make predictions. Find out how to get involved in NASA opportunities. Ask NASA experts your questions via Twitter @NASADLN using #askDLN or by email.
 
  BIG Idea Challenge 2018
Audience: Full-time Undergraduate and Graduate Students
NoI Deadline: Oct. 1, 2017
Entry Deadline: Nov. 30, 2017
Contact: BigIdea@nianet.org
NASA’s 2018 Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Challenge seeks innovations in the design, installation and sustainable operation of a large solar power system on Mars. Top teams present their concepts via a design review at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Virginia or NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Ohio. The winning team will receive NASA internship offers.

 

The Solar Eclipse: Sun, Earth, Moon Relationships
Audience: Educators of Grades K-12
Event Date: Aug. 3, 2017, at 4 p.m. EDT
Contact: stephen.p.culivan@nasa.gov
Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free webinar for educators. Learn about hands-on and inquiry-based resources related to the solar eclipse of 2017. The session will prepare participants to bring STEM challenges and the adventure of space exploration to students in the classroom. Online registration required.
 
 
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum — Space & Science Festival Teacher Professional Development
Audience: K-12 and Informal Educators
Event Date: Aug. 5, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. EDT
Contact: jelliot@intrepidmuseum.org
Join the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City for its annual Space & Science Festival Professional Development. The event will feature early-morning entry into the museum’s Drones: Is the Sky the Limit? exhibition, guest speakers and presenters from NASA and the Space Telescope Science Institute, and workshops led by educational partners.
New Podcast Series Available From NASA’s Johnson Space Center
Audience: All Educators and Students
Podcast Release Date: New Episode Every Friday
Live Podcast From Space: Aug. 10, 2017
Contact: gary.j.jordan@nasa.gov
“Houston, We Have a Podcast” is a new weekly audio show from NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. The podcast, hosted by Gary Jordan as he talks with various guests, is designed to highlight a variety of topics covering the work of Johnson, NASA’s “home of human spaceflight.”
 
  ‘Predict the Corona’ Art Project
Audience: Students of All Ages
Eclipse Date: Aug. 21, 2017
Contact: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/contact-us
Before the advent of photography, astronomers tried to sketch the fleeting shape of our sun’s outer atmosphere called the corona. This ghostly halo of light had been seen for centuries by naked-eye observers at the height of most total solar eclipses. To prepare for the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017, NASA wants you to predict what the corona will look like!

 


Get Ready for the 2017 Solar Eclipse With NASA Resources
Audience: All Educators
Event Date: Aug. 21, 2017
Contact: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/contact-us
On Aug. 21, 2017, the United States will experience a solar eclipse! This celestial event will provide a golden opportunity to engage and educate diverse audiences, and NASA has the resources to help.
 
  New From WGBH Education — The Solar Eclipse of 2017: Teacher Toolkit
Audience: K-12 Educators
Eclipse Date: Aug. 21, 2017
Contact: rachel_connolly@wgbh.org
Boston-based PBS station WGBH, supported by a NASA cooperative agreement, has gathered information from trusted content partners into a “Solar Eclipse of 2017: Teacher Toolkit.” Check out the toolkit to find maps, activities and more. Learn how to align your eclipse activities to national education standards. Watch an archived recording of a professional development webinar about the eclipse. And you can even find resources available in Spanish!
Earn STEM Digital Badges to Celebrate the Centennial of NASA’s Langley Research Center
Audience: Educators and Students in Grades 5-9, Informal Educators
Deadline: Oct. 21, 2017
Contact: marile.colonrobles@nasa.gov
To celebrate NASA’s Langley Research Center’s Centennial, three STEM digital badges are now available for educators and students in grades 5-9. Discover the role of cloud types in the Earth’s Energy Budget; how drag is used to land the Mars2020 Rover on Mars; and the importance of composite materials for airplanes. The first 1,000 educators to complete all three badges by Oct. 21, 2017, will receive a NASA insignia iron-on patch.
 

 


  University Student Research Challenge — A Pilot Project
Audience: Students at U.S. Colleges and Universities
Proposal Deadline: Oct. 16, 2017
Contact: nspires-help@nasaprs.com
NASA’s Transformative Aeronautics Concepts Program seeks to develop novel concepts with the potential to create new capabilities in aeronautics by stimulating aeronautics research in the student community. Through this solicitation, TACP will provide students from accredited U.S. colleges or universities with grants for aeronautics projects that also raise cost-sharing funds using crowdfunding platforms. This challenge, which is being run as a pilot project, seeks students who have an aeronautics-related project idea and have the passion to develop that idea.
Now Accepting Applications for NASA Spring Internships
Audience
: High School, Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Application Deadline: Oct. 17, 2017
Contact: https://intern.nasa.gov/oic/
Now is your chance to apply for exciting hands-on spring internship opportunities available at all NASA centers. Help NASA scientists and engineers with ongoing scientific and engineering research, technology development and spaceflight operations activities. Internship opportunities also exist in nontechnical areas such as communications, budget, procurement, education and human resources. NASA internships are stipend-paid and offer students mentor-directed, degree-related, NASA-relevant tasks.
 
  NASA Seeks Creative Arts Inspired by Cassini’s Mission to Saturn
Audience: All Educators and Students Ages 13 and Older
Contact: cassinimission@jpl.nasa.gov
During nearly two decades in space, Cassini has inspired people on Earth. Now the mission is moving toward its “Grand Finale,” and in September 2017 it will finally draw to a dramatic end. NASA’s Cassini team would like to know: How has Cassini inspired you? Visit the Cassini Inspires website to explore images and more from the mission. Then use inspiration to get creative. Write a poem. Paint a picture. Choreograph a dance. Tell a story. The possibilities are endless!

Are you looking for NASA educational materials to support your STEM curriculum?
Search hundreds of resources by subject, grade level, type and keyword at http://www.nasa.gov/education/resources/.

Find NASA science resources for your classroom. NASA Wavelength is a digital collection of Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels — from elementary to college, to out-of-school programs. http://nasawavelength.org/

Check out the ‘Explore NASA Science’ website! Science starts with questions, leading to discoveries. Visit https://science.nasa.gov. To view the site in Spanish, visit http://ciencia.nasa.gov.

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