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4-H Opportunities with NASA. Down-to-earth projects to better understand our planet, the moon, Mars, and beyond. 4-H and NASA: Natural Partners. 4-H Nationwide youth and volunteer network Focus on science, service, skills for life Learning-by-doing delivery systems.

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down to earth projects to better understand our planet the moon mars and beyond

4-H Opportunities with NASA

Down-to-earth projects to better understand our planet, the moon, Mars, and beyond

4 h and nasa natural partners
4-H and NASA: Natural Partners

4-H

  • Nationwide youth and volunteer network
  • Focus on science, service, skills for life
  • Learning-by-doing delivery systems
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4-H and NASA: Natural Partners

NASA

  • Nationwide exploration, research, education network
  • Focus on aeronautics, exploration, science, space operations
  • Doing, learning, and sharing with formal and informal educators
nasa vision for space exploration
NASA: Vision for Space Exploration

“…to explore the Earth, moon, Mars,

and beyond.”

north carolina 4 h mission for youth development
North Carolina 4-H Mission for Youth Development

“…to assist youth and adults in becoming competent, coping, and contributing members of a global society,

developing essential life skills through planned ‘learning by doing’ experiences.”

4 h and nasa a history of joint missions
4-H and NASA: A History of Joint Missions
  • 1980s: “Blue Sky Beneath My Feet” curriculum, Space Camps
  • 1990s: Design competitions, Space Ag
  • 2004: NASA Explorer Institutes
4 h and nasa shared visions
4-H and NASA: Shared Visions
  • Strengthening understanding and academic achievement in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (STEM)
  • Training scientists, engineers, and others to make interplanetary flight a reality
  • Preparing citizens to make decisions about space-related policy and science issues
4 h and nasa shared strategies
4-H and NASA: Shared Strategies
  • Strengthening STEM skills and life skills through learning-by-doing experiences
  • Specialized and intensive learning opportunities for STEM careers
  • Civic engagement and leadership skills learning opportunities
nc 4 h and nasa living the vision
NASA Explorer Institutes (2004-05)

NC 4-H/NASA Langley Research Center Action Planning Conferences

Training from NASA Educators, Scientists, Astronaut

Planning workshops including youth, community partners, 4-H staff

NC 4-H and NASA:Living the Vision
nc 4 h and nasa programming opportunities
NC 4-H and NASAProgramming Opportunities
  • 4-H Clubs: Specialized clubs and special learning projects using NASA resources
  • Afterschool: Short-term and long-term projects linked to school achievement
  • Special Interest: Design competition and theme projects
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NC 4-H and NASAProgramming Opportunities
  • School Enrichment: NASA activities adapted to Standard Course of Study topics
  • Online: Internet curricula and web groups
  • Camps: Hands-on exploration themes
nc 4 h and nasa programming resources
NC 4-H and NASAProgramming Resources
  • Educational trips to field centers such as Langley (Hampton, VA), Goddard (MD), and Kennedy (Cape Canaveral, FL)
  • Special events such as Astronomy Day with cooperating museums and science centers
  • Design competitions in aeronautics, robotics, etc.
nc 4 h and nasa specialized training programming
NC 4-H and NASASpecialized Training & Programming
  • Agronauts Space Biology curriculum

(Third & Sixth Grade) with NC Space Grant www.mae.ncsu.edu/spacegrant/

  • Mission to Mars experiential science

(Middle School) with Purdue Space Grant

http://center.e-enterprise.purdue.edu/wps/portal/_s.155/2007

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NC 4-H and NASASpecialized Training & Programming
  • Kids Science News Network (1-3rd Grades)
  • Science Files (3-5th Grades)
nc 4 h and nasa targeted outcomes
NC 4-H and NASATargeted Outcomes

Science and Technology

Increased…

  • Knowledge of content and career fields
  • Science process, technology skills
  • Academic performance
  • Readiness for college and careers
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NC 4-H and NASATargeted Outcomes

Science and Technology

Improved…

  • Attitudes toward STEM learning
  • Confidence in STEM learning
  • Aspirations for education, out-of-school activities, and career
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NC 4-H and NASATargeted Outcomes

Life Skills

Increased Knowledge and Skills, More Positive Attitudes and Aspirations to Practice Skills in…

  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork & Leadership
nc 4 h and nasa targeted outcomes3
NC 4-H and NASATargeted Outcomes

Life Skills

Increased Knowledge and Skills, More Positive Attitudes and Aspirations to Practice Skills in…

  • Creativity & Innovation
  • Confidence & Character
nc 4 h and nasa targeted outcomes4
NC 4-H and NASATargeted Outcomes

Family and Community Benefits

  • Increased knowledge and skills of and more positive attitudes toward in STEM learning and public issues
  • Increased parent and volunteer involvement in formal and

informal STEM programs

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NC 4-H and NASATargeted Outcomes

Personal and Global Benefits

  • To celebrate the wonder of space…
  • To make the most of life here on earth…
  • To explore and stretch beyond your current capacities…
nc 4 h and nasa earth moon mars and beyond
NC 4-H and NASAEarth, Moon, Mars, and Beyond

Make space for NASA learning

in your 4-H program.

Contact Ben Silliman

(919) 515-8485

[email protected]

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