Bring NASA Science Into Your Classroom!. John Ensworth, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies Denise Smith, Space Telescope Science Institute. Who We Are . Aeronautics Exploration Systems Space Operations Science. Exploring the Moon, Mars, & Beyond…. Science Mission Directorate.
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Bring NASA Science Into Your Classroom! John Ensworth, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies Denise Smith, Space Telescope Science Institute
Who We Are • Aeronautics • Exploration Systems • Space Operations • Science Exploring the Moon, Mars, & Beyond…
Science Mission Directorate From our home planet to the most distant reaches of the universe…
Our Commitment to Education We want to • Communicate our missions and discoveries • Involve you in the journey • Inspire the next generation of explorers… as NASA can This involves scientists and educators working together!
Engage & Educate Your Students Classroom resources • Reinforce fundamental science concepts • Support national education standards Professional development • Workshops, online courses, summer programs • Research opportunities
Why NASA Studies Earth Science • Global population exceeds 6 billion; we added 3.5 billion -- more than doubling the population -- in the last 50 years Over the same period, world economic output grew seven fold, and grain yields nearly tripled Still, over 1.2 billion still live in severe poverty, and 1.1 billion do not have access to clean drinking water • Can the Earth sustain this pace of development in the future?
Aura Atmospheric Composition
PARASOL 2004 1:33 CALIPSO 2005 1:31:15 Aura 2004 1:31:18 CloudSat 2005 1:31 Aqua 2002 1:30 OCO 2007 1:15
Net Primary Production 1982-1999
Limiting Factors to Net Primary Production Pink / Red = Water Blue = Heat Green = Light
Arctic Ozone ConcentrationMarch 2002 Dark Blue = Low Ozone Concentration 26 April 2005 Large scale ozone losses have occurred above the Arctic this past winter with over 50% of the ozone destroyed at altitudes around 18 km.
Polar Stratospheric Cloud Iceland February 4, 2003
earthobservatory.nasa.gov/ http://visibleearth.nasa.gov http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov
Staying Up To Date with NASA Earth DATA Newsletter NASA Earth Observatory Earth Observing System MODIS Rapid Response Data
Mission Highlights at NSTA Aqua Aquarius Aura CALIPSO CloudSat Landsat Program TRMM
Earth Science Missions featured in Workshops • Aquarius Helps to Understand • April 6 12:30-13:30 • Elementary-High School • Hilton Anaheim, Manhattan
Earth Science Missions featured in Workshops • NASA CloudSat Mission Worldwide Network of Schools: Collect Cloud And Other Atmospheric Data and Interactions with NASA Mission Scientists • April 6 15:30-16:00 • Informal Education • Anaheim Convention Center, Room 304C
Earth Science Missions featured in Workshops • Landsat ProgramInvestigating Local Environmental Resources from the Vantage of Space • April 6 08:00-12:00 • Middle School to High School • Garden 4, Hyatt • Tickets Required $15
Earth Science Missions featured in Workshops • Satellite Share-a-Thon: Seven NASA Satellite Missions, NASA CONNECT, and the GLOBE Program Team Up to Provide Teachers Nationwide with Numerous Resources and Opportunities to Participate in Their Missions • April 6 09:30-10:30 • General – All Grade Levels • Anaheim Convention Center, Ballroom E • Aquarius, Aura, CALIPSO,TRMM
Earth Science Missions featured in Workshops • NASA Teaching Strategy for Earth Science: The MY NASA DATA Project • April 9 09:00-12:00 • Middle School to High School • Location TBD$13.00 fee onsite
Heliophysics: The Sun-Earth Connection Solar changes affect the Earth and our lives. What’s New: Solar Minimum
Solar Climate Forecast Scientists predict the next solar activity cycle will be 30 to 50 percent stronger than the previous one and up to a year late.
Science and Literacy Skill Areas: • Illustrating & Writing • Reading & Questioning • Making Models • Observing & Drawing Eye on the Sky Target Grades: K-4 www.eyeonthesky.org
Inquiry-based Activities Target Grades: Middle School Skill Areas: • Engage students in direct experience & experimentation • Introduce essential, standards-based principles and concepts Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) www.lhsgems.org In development: GEMS Space Science Sequences * Grades 3-5, available fall 2006 * Grades 6-8, available fall 2007
Problem Based Learning Target Grades: Middle School and beyond Skill Areas: • Inquiry-based learning • Make your own observations & compare them with NASA data • JigSaw, journaling, predictions, prediction reflection, & peer review Student Observation Network son.nasa.gov
Stay Tuned! New Missions for 2006 • ST-5 - studying Earth's magnetic field • STEREO - 3-D imaging of the Sun • Solar-B - solar eruptions, solar wind, solar magnetic fields • AIM - middle atmosphere and noctilucent clouds • THEMIS - studying the causes of aurora Workshops
Education Resources Upcoming Opportunities • Sun-Earth Day • International Heliophysical Year Visit Sun-Earth Day • Click on theme, select multimedia • Sun-Earth Viewer • Podcasts, webcasts, and videos Workshops sunearthday.nasa.gov
Planetary Science:Exploring the Solar System Rovers keep going! mars.jpl.nasa.gov
A New Mission Reaches Mars Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter mars.jpl.nasa.gov
Mars in the Classroom Mars Student Imaging Project How does the type of terrain or soil affect the impact of a meteor and does the terrain determine if it causes a regular ejecta crater to be formed? Target Grades: Grades 5 and up Skill Areas: Authentic research experiences msip.asu.edu
Language Arts & Science K-4 Literacy Program: Reading, Writing, and Rings Workshops Target Grades: K-4 Skill Areas: Reading, Writing, & Oral Communication saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/education
Pluto: New Discoveries New Horizons launches 2 Moons Discovered
Solar System Images & News Target Grades: K-12 Skill Areas: Solar System Workshops Classroom Use • Research • Scavenger Hunt • Describe an object solarsystem.nasa.gov
Astrophysics: Origins of Galaxies, Stars, Planets, & Life Messier 101 The Orion Nebula Hubble Space Telescope Continues Spectacular Views of the Universe
Hubble In the Classroom: Amazing Space Target Grades: K-14 Skill Areas: • Content Reading • Process Skills • Light & Color • Telescopes Teaching Tools: • Misconceptions • Graphic Organizers • Astronomy Basics amazing-space.stsci.edu