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NASA Learning Opportunities PDF Print E-mail
Written by LaurieRuberg   
Monday, 04 April 2011 10:15

Earth Day 2011

To celebrate Earth Day 2011, the Education Office at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., is hosting a live Web video chat where your students can ask a NASA/JPL scientist questions emailed in advance. Questions should be on the topic of Earth science. Our chat is best suited for students and afterschool groups in grades 4 - 6.  Read more inside...

NASA Learning Opportunities That Celebrate The Outdoors

STEM Learning Investigations Go Outside

As the weather gets warmer and the sun calls us outside, NASA offers out-of-school learning opportunities for youth and adult educators. 

Here is a sampling of just a few of NASA STEM activities that takes learners outdoors.  Also included are extension activities that keep learning going through all seasons.

  1. The 2011 IGES Earth Day Photo & Essay Contest for Grades 5-8 offers students opportunities to win a digital camera or other prizes for their photos snapped April 18-29.
  2. Saguaro MoonEngage students in solar system geological processes and investigations with the award-winning videogame Selene, a field trip to the virtual world MoonWorld, and activities to observe the Moon.
  3. Space Math @ NASA: New Problems Relating to Japan 2011 Earthquake, Tsunami and Radiation Aftermath
  4. INSPIRE Project for High School Students (Application Deadline June 30)
  5. EarthKAM Spring 2011 Mission - Middle School Educators (April 5-8)
  6. Explore@NASA Goddard (May 14; Greenbelt, Md.) - May 14, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Greenbelt, Md.
  7. Earth: The Operators' Manual (ETOM) - PBS Special (April 10)
  8. April’s topic for NASA’s Year of the Solar System (YSS) – Water, Water Everywhere: Celebrating Earth Day!
  9. NASA Research Announcement for Competitive Program for Science Museums and Planetariums (Due June 29)

Earth from spaceRead all about these opportunities on the NASATalk blog.

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 April 2011 15:34