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  1. Trip Through a ToolKithttp://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov

  2. Partnership

  3. Who is the ASP?www.astrosociety.org Mission: Promote science literacy through astronomy education Programs for classrooms, community colleges, science museums & nature centers, families, & amateur astronomers - Founded 1889 -

  4. Developing a ToolKit • Secure NASA Sponsors/Topics • Topic Research • Activity/Resource Research • Preliminary testing • Activity screening • Kit Development • Field testing • Rework • Final ToolKit release

  5. Secure NASA Sponsors


  6. Sponsors’ Topic Interests Topic Research

  7. Sponsors’ Topic Interests NSN Members’ Topic Interests Topic Research

  8. Sponsors’ Topic Interests NSN Members’ Topic Interests Visitors’ Topic Interests Topic Research

  9. Sponsors’ Topic Interests NSN Members’ Topic Interests Visitors’ Topic Interests Topic Research

  10. TOOLKIT TOPICS - RESEARCH RESULTS Top Topics in Surveys and Focus Groups with NASA, NSN Members, and General Public: • Scale models of the Solar System - size and distance • Where & how NASA has explored the Solar System • Communications lag time • At the telescope: observing planets

  11. Activity/Resource Research NASA Resources & Activities Classroom Activities Activities used by NSN members New activity development

  12. Activity/Resource Research NASA Resources & Activities Adaptation! Classroom Activities Activities used by NSN members New activity development

  13. Preliminary Testing (and Rework)

  14. Activity Screening

  15. Activity Screening

  16. Activity Screening

  17. Activity Screening

  18. Test Kit Development

  19. Field Testing NASA Review NSN Clubs Testing & Evaluation Visitor Evaluation

  20. Field Testing NSN Clubs Testing & Evaluation Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston MA Antelope Valley Astronomy Club CA Astronomical Society of Northern New England ME City Lights Astronomical Society for Students IL Eastbay Astronomical Society CA Hawaiian Astronomical Society HI Latin School & Chicago Sidewalk Astronomy Club IL Mount Diablo Astronomical Society CA North Houston Astronomy Club TX Phoenix Astronomical Society AZ San Mateo County Astronomical Society CA Santa Barbara Astronomical Unit CA Warren Rupp Observatory OH Westminster Astronomical Society MD

  21. Rework for Final ToolKit

  22. Final ToolKit Release

  23. Night Sky Network ToolKits • Shadows & Silhouettes • PlanetQuest • Black Holes • Our Galaxy, Our Universe • Telescopes: Eyes on the Universe • Exploring the Solar System

  24. Night Sky Network ToolKits “Adopt-a-ToolKit” Shadows & Silhouettes PlanetQuest Black Holes Our Galaxy, Our Universe Telescopes: Eyes on the Universe Exploring the Solar System

  25. Night Sky Network ToolKits • Coming in 2008

  26. Night Sky Network www.astrosociety.orgwww.nasa.gov http://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov