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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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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


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

“…to explore the Earth, moon, Mars,

and beyond.”


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

  • 1980s: “Blue Sky Beneath My Feet” curriculum, Space Camps

  • 1990s: Design competitions, Space Ag

  • 2004: NASA Explorer Institutes


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

  • 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


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 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


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 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 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


NC 4-H and NASASpecialized Training & Programming

  • Kids Science News Network (1-3rd Grades)

  • Science Files (3-5th Grades)


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


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


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 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 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


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 NASAEarth, Moon, Mars, and Beyond

Make space for NASA learning

in your 4-H program.

Contact Ben Silliman

(919) 515-8485

Ben_Silliman@ncsu.edu


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