NASA eClips™ Releases New Real World Video for Middle School Students
NASA eClips’ Real World videos are designed to help students in grades 6-8 develop an appreciation for mathematics through real-world problem-solving by connecting classroom mathematics to 21st-century careers and innovations. The newest Real World video, “Small Systems Count – Cells in Space,” features subject matter expert Dr. Egle Cekanaviciute, a space biologist at NASA’s Ames Research Center. In this video, students learn how NASA scientists study cells on Earth to learn how to protect astronauts from radiation during space flights. Dr. Egle Cekanaviciute describes changes in cells and cell organelles and compares quantitative and qualitative data to demonstrate how to calculate the percentage of mutated cells.
The NASA eClips™ project, led by the National Institute of Aerospace, is supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award number NNX16AB91A and is part of NASA’s Science Activation Portfolio. Learn more about how Science Activation connects NASA science experts, real content, and experiences with community leaders to do science in ways that activate minds and promote deeper understanding of our world and beyond: https://science.nasa.gov/learners