NASA Education Express Message — Aug. 10, 2017

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Exploring Beyond the Planets: Water Worlds
Audience: Educators of Grades K-12
Event Date: Aug. 15, 2017, at 8 p.m. EDT
Contact: brandon.rodriguez@jpl.nasa.govJoin the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar to explore activities based on the the water worlds Enceladus and Europa. These moons, consisting of huge liquid-water oceans, represent an exciting opportunity to contextualize science, mathematics and art standards in the classroom. Online registration required.
 Cover of the Europa infographic
 Origami inspired radiator Develop an Origami/Folding Concept for Radiation Shield Packing/Deploying
Audience: Designers of All Ages
Entry Deadline: Aug. 15, 2017, at Midnight EDT
Contact: NASA-SOLVE@hq.nasa.govNASA is seeking folding/origami-based patterns and concepts for packaging a large radiation shield into a single launch vehicle. The shield must deploy in space and envelop the habitation portions of a Mars spacecraft. Ideas can be shown using diagrams, graphics, 3-D models, or animations that at a minimum show the stowed and deployed configurations.
Exploring Beyond the Planets: Understanding Asteroids
Audience: Educators of Grades 5-12
Event Date: Aug. 16, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. EDT
Contact: john.f.weis@nasa.govJoin the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar to learn about asteroids and discuss NASA resources for studying these indicators of our solar system’s history. Specific applications of these activities will be discussed. This webinar addresses the Next Generation Science Standard ESS1. Online registration required.
 Artist's illustration of an asteroid in space
 Artist's illustration of various moons in the solar system Exploring Beyond the Planets: All About Moons
Audience: Educators of Grades 5-12
Event Date: Aug. 17, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. EDT
Contact: john.f.weis@nasa.govJoin the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar to discuss the many types of moons found in our solar system and what we can learn from them. Specific NASA resources related to moons will be incorporated throughout the presentation. This webinar addresses the Next Generation Science Standard ESS1. Online registration required.
Safety First! Solar Eclipse Safety Tips From NASA
Audience: All Educators and Students
Eclipse Date: Monday, Aug. 21, 2017
Contact: https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/contact-usNASA wants everyone who witnesses the Aug. 21 solar eclipse to do so safely. Looking at the sun with the naked eye is unsafe, but with special solar filters, such as eclipse glasses or a handheld solar viewer, you can safely look directly at the sun. Learn how to check the safety authenticity of viewing glasses or find out how to observe the eclipse with alternate methods.
 Eclipse safety glasses
 GLOBE Observer Eclipse app displayed on a smart phone Be a Citizen Scientist During the Solar Eclipse With ‘GLOBE Observer’ App
Audience: All Educators and Students
Eclipse Date: Aug. 21, 2017
Contact: Holli.riebeek@nasa.govDownload the “GLOBE Observer” app, available for Apple and Android phones, and contribute to a citizen science database used by scientists and students to study the effects of eclipses on the atmosphere. Observations are welcome from across North America, even if you are not in the path of totality.
Space Racers Solar Eclipse Content for Young Children
Audience: Pre-K and Kindergarten Educators and Students
Eclipse Date: Aug. 21, 2017
Contact: info@spaceracers.orgFind everything you need to know about viewing the upcoming solar eclipse with pre-K and Kindergarten students. Watch a short video that explains the science behind solar eclipses. View a U.S. map that illustrates the path of totality. Get ready for the eclipse with a hands-on activity. All materials developed in conjunction with The U.S. Space & Rocket Center and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.
 Space Racer Solar Eclipse Resources
 Explore! The Vanishing Sun: Eclipse Tales From Around the World New Resources From LPI Explore! The Vanishing Sun: Eclipse Tales From Around the World
Audience: All Educators and Students
Eclipse Date: Aug. 21, 2017
Contact: shupla@lpi.usra.eduGet excited about the 2017 Solar Eclipse with a new set of online storytelling recordings from the Lunar and Planetary Institute. These multicultural eclipse folktales were researched and performed by professional storytellers Cassandra Wye and Fran Stallings. The stories may be used in all settings and were recorded to engage a diverse audience and a variety of ages.
Be a Mosquito Habitat Mapper With ‘GLOBE Observer’ App
Audience: All Educators and Students
Project Dates: Now Through Nov. 10, 2017
Contact: Holli.riebeek@nasa.govCitizen scientists can use the “GLOBE Observer” app, available for Apple and Android phones, to help those who are working to understand and reduce mosquito-borne diseases. The app helps users identify and eliminate mosquito breeding sites. This local, ground-based information helps NASA by supporting satellite-based research of environmental conditions that indicate possible outbreaks of mosquitoes.
 GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper app displayed on a smart phone

  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.”
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.govOn 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.comNASA’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.
 

 


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!
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.
 
  ‘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!
Fly Your Exoplanet on the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite
Audience: All Educators and Students
Submission Deadline: Nov. 20, 2017
Contact: GSFC-TESS@mail.nasa.govSet to launch in June 2018, TESS is an explorer-class planet finder and will identify planets ranging from Earth-sized to gas giants. As the TESS team prepares for launch, it invites the public to ponder what exoplanets might look like and share their ideas in the form of sketches and graphics. This opportunity is open to all ages and skill levels.
 Line drawing of an exoplanet

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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3 thoughts on “NASA Education Express Message — Aug. 10, 2017

  1. AMIT VERMA

    Dear Sir/Mam,
    My son-ANKUR VERMA, 15 yrs old, currently in class 10th std (CBSE board) from DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL, JAIPUR, INDIA. He have very excellent academic track record, (10CGPA, rank#1 in class from 1st std to till now).
    He wants to become an Astronaut. He always has shown interest since his childhood in the areas of space science and astronomy.
    He has dream to visit NASA once to learn more and to satisfy his curiosity. As currently he is much excited to go for NASA, may I know if NASA is extending any support/offer to provide opportunity to him to fulfil his desire.
    I shall highly thankful for your prompt response.

    Rgds

    Amit verma

    Reply
    1. Mindi Capp Post author

      Amit,

      Thank you for your message to NASA. NASA is an agency of the United States government. NASA Education is not a school or university. It is part of NASA’s effort to provide educational programs for students and teachers. NASA does not fund or pay for non-U.S. citizen students to travel to, or to study in, the United States, and cannot provide assistance with the efforts you describe.

      The general public is welcome to visit and tour many NASA installations. Some NASA Centers operate their own visitor’s centers, and others have contractual arrangements with private firms. Admission fees are charged at some sites. To check on hours, admission and tour availability, visit this Web page: http://www.nasa.gov/about/visiting/index.html

      Information about astronauts can be found at the following NASA website – http://www.nasa.gov/astronauts/. You may specifically want to review the Astronaut Biography website that provides detailed information about each of NASA’s astronauts – http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/.

      You can read about NASA’s exploration plans on NASA’s website – http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/whyweexplore/why_we_explore_main.html . NASA is currently focusing on the International Space Station and the next step in exploration, the Journey to Mars. You can read about NASA’s plans at these URLs.
      International Space Station – http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/main/index.html
      NASA’s Journey to Mars – http://www.nasa.gov/topics/journeytomars/index.html

      The U.S. State Department maintains the following sites for foreign students, which may be of assistance to you.
      · http://educationusa.state.gov/
      · http://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/global-connections-and-exchange.
      · http://j1visa.state.gov
      · https://alumni.state.gov
      · http://exchanges.state.gov/non-us/program/fulbright-regional-network-applied-research-nexus-program

      The U.S. Department of Education also maintains the following sites, which may also be of assistance:
      · http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/internationaled/bilateral.html
      · http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/internationaled/programs-offices.html
      · http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/internationaled/programs-topics.html
      · http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/internationaled/resources.html

      We encourage you to visit http://www.nasa.gov for the latest NASA news and information. NASA invites you to consider using one or more of the following easy and convenient communications tools for receiving NASA Updates on the exciting work NASA is doing.
      • Receive Updates by RSS (Really Simple Syndication) – NASA RSS Feeds are available at http://www.nasa.gov/rss/index.html
      • Follow NASA Twitter at http://twitter.com/NASA
      • Follow NASA Education Twitter at https://twitter.com/nasaedu

      We appreciate your interest in NASA.

      Sincerely,
      NASA Education

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