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NASA Celebrates Earth Day 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Written by LaurieRuberg   
Monday, 25 March 2013 02:35
NASA Celebrates Earth Month 2013
Portal of Global Aerosols   Greening of the North  NASA Eyes on Earth
Portrain of Global Aerosols  Northward Greening  Eyes on the Earth from the
International Space Station
LIVE WEBINAR - 24 April at 3 PM

The Economic Value of Climate Science presented by Dr. Bruce Wielicki, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Click on the DLiNfo Channel window below to view the movie. 

NASA Earth Month Activities: Understanding and Sustaining Our Home Planet
View this beautiful collection of NASA images of Earth.

Live STEM Educator Webinar Featured on the DLN: INVESTIGATION - TRANSIT TRACKS          
When: 4 PM April 23, 2013 (3 PM Central Time; 2 PM Mountain Time; 1 PM Pacific Time)
Additional information for educators about this activity is available at: 
Students will be able to 
• describe a transit and the conditions when a transit may be seen
• describe how a planet’s size and distance from its star affects the 
behavior of transits
• interpret graphs of brightness vs time to deduce information about 
planet-star systems.

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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 09:57