NASA eClips Educators Share Resources With Under-Served Virginia Communities
On June 25, 2022, NASA eClips educators conducted outreach at the Hands Across the City of Hampton (HATCH) event in Virginia. The educators introduced 42 under-served and under-represented youth and community members of the area's historic Aberdeen Gardens neighborhood to NASA eClips and partner resources in preparation for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope ‘First Light’ images. Community members created star life cycle bracelets following the activity “Seeing Starlight with the James Webb Space Telescope”. As they simulated the activity in each phase of the life cycle of a Sun-like star, they added a colored bead representing the stage to an elastic band. Participants were also introduced to age-appropriate, free resources on the NASA eClips website, including the videos Our World “The Sun, A Real Star” and NASA Spotlite “Stars".
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