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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...

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Planting the Seed of Scientific Inquiry in Young Learners PDF Print E-mail
How Does Your Summer Garden Grow? From Seeds to Roots to STEM Conduits!
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As the summer arrives in 2013, reading is less likely to be exclusively a book experience.  I’d like to think of it more like a gardening activity—scouting the web for good material, digging through the possibilities, and downloading the material or connections that match my summer appetite and cravings.  Here are a few seeds, roots, and STEM conduits that DigIntoSoilrose to the top of my list that are worth sampling.  Read more...

Summertime can be a great time to get outside and explore nature, but even as this Swallowtail butterfly shows, nature can be full of surprises and unexpected finds. 

Carl Folke, science director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University and director of Beijer Institute of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, suggests that, “In human systems, resilience thinking emphasizes learning and social diversity..." Read more...

Accessing STEM Conduits for Innovative Learning Opportunities

Below are just a few examples of opportunities for STEM teachers and students that can be done independently, with your family, or among a cohort of colleagues.  Why not set several specific goals for summer learning to keep your mind sharp while you take a break from the classroom.

Explore Online STEM Resources to Perk Up Your Teaching Next Year Read more...YouMedia

Encourage Young Teens to Dig the Media and Create Something: Discover YOUmedia and Learning Lab... Read more

Pre-Service Teacher Institute at NASA Langley - NASA Langley Research Center's Office of Education and the National Institute of Aerospace are sponsoring a two-week Pre-Service Teacher Institute taking place July 22 - Aug. 2, 2013, in Hampton, VA. Applications due 21 June 2013. Read more...

Mathematics, Rockets, and Physical Science.  Hablamos español!

Teachers from across the nation connected to NASA Langley’s Aerospace Education Services Project Specialist (AESP) via the Digital Learning Network (DLN) to learn how to engage students in real-world mathematics through the excitement of racing and the thrill of aerospace science into their classroom. Each session incorporated standards-based hands-on activities to make mathematics challenging with the "Rockets 2 Racecars", R2R, educational materials. See more...

A series of Spanish-language opportunities will be available to home school teachers through NASA Langley’s Aerospace Education Services Project Specialist (AESP) in July.  Learn more about hands-on NASA-inspired activities that are easy to include in the Spanish curriculum and perfect to inspire and engage students in conversations and language arts – all in Spanish. See more...

Many more NASA Aerospace Educator activities that are offered as free online seminars. Find out what's coming up soon that may interest you.
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