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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John Ensworth, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
Denise Smith, Space Telescope Science Institute
Exploring the Moon, Mars, & Beyond…
From our home planet to the most distant reaches of the universe…
We want to
This involves scientists and educators
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
Aqua 2002 1:30
OCO 2007 1:15
Pink / Red = Water
Blue = Heat
Green = Light
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.
February 4, 2003
NASA Earth Observatory
Earth Observing System
MODIS Rapid Response Data
Solar changes affect the Earth and our lives.
Scientists predict the next solar activity cycle will be 30 to 50 percent stronger than the previous one and up to a year late.
Eye on the Sky
Target Grades: K-4
Target Grades: Middle School
Great Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS)
In development: GEMS Space Science Sequences
* Grades 3-5, available fall 2006
* Grades 6-8, available fall 2007
Target Grades: Middle School and beyond
Student Observation Network
New Missions for 2006
Visit Sun-Earth Day
Rovers keep going!
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
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
K-4 Literacy Program: Reading, Writing, and Rings
Target Grades: K-4
Skill Areas: Reading, Writing, & Oral Communication
New Horizons launches
2 Moons Discovered
Target Grades: K-12
Skill Areas: Solar System
The Orion Nebula
Hubble Space Telescope Continues Spectacular Views of the Universe
Target Grades: K-14
Planets Around Other Stars:
NASA Astrobiology Institute
Seeking to understand life on Earth and elsewhere…
Target Grades: 5-8
Skill Areas: Inquiry (observe, experiment)
Target Grades: 5-12
Skill Areas: Interdisciplinary Studies, Inquiry (questioning, drawing conclusions)
Planet-Finding Resources for Everyone:
Chandra X-Ray Observatory - finding black holes everywhere!
Swift - Gamma-ray bursts signal
the birth of black holes
Gravity Probe B
Earth Science Education Catalog
Find space science classroom resources with this searchable on-line directory
Professional Development: Find workshops with your NSTA Science Mission Directorate Education at NSTA at a Glance handout!