Science Activation Nuggets

These nuggets offer updates on an activity that impacted learners using NASA Science-funded experts, content, or authentic experiences.

Earth
Mar 29, 2021
On March 29, 2021, My NASA Data's Angie Rizzi and Elizabeth Joyner presented a new type of educational resource, Scientifically-Interesting Stories. Twenty-six educators from around the world joined the session hosted by Kennedy Space Center's NASA STEM Educator Professional Development... Read More
Image of thumbnail photograph showing satellite image of phytoplankton and My NASA.
Earth
Mar 29, 2021
My NASA Data's Elizabeth Joyner & Angela Rizzi presented a suite of interactive Earth Science resources that can be used in virtual and in-person classrooms. 79 educators participated in the webinar on March 29 hosted by the Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC). The resources... Read More
Advertisement image of event with little girl’s face on monitor looking surprised.
Earth
Mar 19, 2021
The GLOBE Mission Earth team held a 90 minute professional learning session on March 19 for elementary (K-5) and high school (9-12) teachers. The session focus was on data literacy and on-line resources for teachers to practice data literacy skills with their students. The session featured... Read More
Intro slide from "Data Literacy in the High School Classroom" presentation to teachers in breakout rooms.
Earth
Mar 10, 2021
On 3/10/2021, Elizabeth Joyner from My NASA Data presented to 106 STEM teachers in the New York State Master Teacher Program on the creative opportunities for using NASA Earth data to support student learning. This master teacher program works in partnership with the nine regional campuses in the... Read More
Earth
Mar 9, 2021
On March 9, 2021, Tina Harte, NASA Langley Research Center, partnered with Camp Discovery in hosting a virtual NASA GLOBE Citizen Science Training for a cohort of 20 educators, camp directors, and parents. The training covered clouds, trees and surface temperature protocols, with an opportunity for... Read More
Intro slide for NASA Citizen Science GLOBE Training.
Earth
Mar 9, 2021
Elizabeth Joyner, My NASA Data, presented with Kristin Hunter-Thomson, Dataspire, to 107 participants on strategies for teaching data literacy during the SXSW EDU 2021 conference on Mar. 9. 2021. Using My NASA Data's Earth System Data Explorer as a model, the presenters showcased strategies for... Read More
All Science
Mar 4, 2021
On Thursday, March 4 Jessica Taylor and Tina Harte led a webinar on gender equitable strategies for teachers in engaging rural girls in STEM. This session was part of the 3-D Thursdays monthly webinar series for rural educators. Over 100 educators signed up for the session “Engaging Rural Girls in... Read More
Screenshot of a slide from the webinar session "Engaging Rural Girls in STEM: Gender Equitable Strategies for Educators".
Earth
Feb 26, 2021
The University of Toledo participated in the OhioView Geospatial Virtual Workshop on February 26 with 52 participants. Kevin Czajkowski (University of Toledo), Brian Campbell (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) and Peder Nelson (Oregon State University) presented about GLOBE, the GLOBE Observer App... Read More
Kevin Czajkowski (University of Toledo), Peder Nelson (Oregon State University), and Brian Campbell (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) presenting about Tree Height and Lasers with NASA and GLOBE Program.
Solar System
Feb 18, 2021
On February 18, 158 Solar System Ambassadors hosted 123 virtual watch parties to celebrate the Perseverance rover’s successful landing on the surface of Mars. 119 of the events were held in the United states and its territories. The Puerto Rico watch party was conducted in Spanish. Four landing... Read More
Solar System
Feb 18, 2021
The NASA Space Place Team created a number of products (articles, videos, activities, and a game) over the past several months to support the Perseverance launch and landing on Feb. 18, 2021. See attached slide for detailed list of products. https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/
A powerpoint slide containing links to Space Place articles, videos, and activities that supported the Perseverance landing.
Solar System
Feb 10, 2021
Educators with the National Institute of Aerospace’s (NIA) Center for Integrative STEM Education (CISE) worked virtually with 15 sixth-grade students from Douglas Wilder Middle School in Henrico County, Va. on February 10, 2021 to design and construct cloud cover estimators. Sarah Baker, a first-... Read More
Joan Harper-Neely guides students from Douglas Wilder Middle School through the webinar "Our World: Designing a Cloud Cover Estimator Educator Guide".
Solar System
Feb 9, 2021
On February 9, 2021, NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Scientist Dr. Justin Simon and additional Subject Matter Experts interacted with audiences across the nation (and world) about the upcoming Mars Perseverance Mission to Mars. Three Quotes from Event Survey:
All Science
Feb 4, 2021
On February 4, 2021, NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) staff participated in the Space Exploration Educator Conference (SEEC) sharing subject matter experts and activities that showcase SMD science & model authentic scientific practices. Quote from session chat: "The... Read More
All Science
Feb 3, 2021
A collaboration of Science Activation programs conducted a virtual session at the national American Camp Association conference on February 3, 2021. The live session included an overview of a number of activities and resources from Science Activation programs and infrastructure. "That was... Read More
Sun
Dec 17, 2020
NASA Space Science Education Consortium (NSSEC) members delivered products, gave presentations, and collaborated with NASA en Español, Office of Communications, and Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile to engage many with the December 14th total solar eclipse across South America. NSSEC also... Read More
Earth
Dec 17, 2020
The individual needs of teachers vary widely and are ever changing due to COVID-19. GLOBE Mission Earth at the University of Toledo works to meet our teachers’ needs SME (Subject Matter Expert) Visit Dr. C (Czajkowski) makes virtual visits to classrooms to explain how GLOBE data informs his... Read More
Students took a virtual tour around the planet using ArcGIS Online.
Earth
Oct 23, 2020
Former SEES Interns, Ethan McFarlin, Iris Xia, and Sean Yang, who were a part of the 2019 Emergency Preparedness Team, competed in the 2020 AWS Data Exchange Challenge. The main requirement of the challenge is to build (or update) a data-driven solution that tells a story by employing at least one... Read More
Photos and brief bios of Ethan, Iris, and Sean.
Universe
Jul 27, 2020
WGBH presents Usage Metrics for our PBS LearningMedia Bringing the Universe to America’s Classroom Collection during COVID-19 School Closures (March 1 – May 31, 2020), Attendance Metrics for Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility Webinars and 1:1 Consultations, and Highlights of our... Read More
Screenshot from a Descriptive Video player depicting captions over a video.
Earth
Jul 27, 2020
17 teachers from five areas around the Great Lakes are participating in the Great Lakes Student Research Campaign professional development funded by NOAA’s B-WET Program leveraging GLOBE Mission EARTH in a hybrid model of local and virtual training. This is a collaborative effort of five GLOBE (... Read More
Earth
Jul 21, 2020
Elizabeth Joyner and Angie Rizzi presented My NASA Data (MND) Resources in two teacher professional development sessions virtually. GLOBE Mission Earth Langley team hosted a B-WET session for 17 elementary to high school teachers from schools in Defiance, OH; Toledo, OH; Detroit, MI; Marquette, MI... Read More