NASA eClips released a new video resource on May 4th for middle school students, titled Real World “The Nature of Science” that weaves together core ideas, practices, and crosscutting concepts on which scientific knowledge is built. Adhering to social distancing guidelines, this video was created by individually recording segments through online collaboration platforms, editing, and piecing together by NIA’s Media and Communications Group to create a seamless video resource. Joining NASA astrophysicists, Dr. Nicholeen Viall and Dr. Marilia Samara, students learn about the work they do, whether in the lab or at home, and the importance of observations and data collection. Amber Verstynen, an undergraduate student studying atmospheric science, challenges the audience to become citizen scientists, developing the critical skills needed to make informed decisions in today’s complex world.
To watch the video, Real World “The Nature of Science,” please visit: https://nasaeclips.arc.nasa.gov/video/realworld/real-world-the-nature-of-science.