Science Activation Nuggets

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

Earth
Sep 29, 2021
​On September 29, 2021, Elizabeth Joyner (NASA Langley) presented My NASA Data resources to 12 K-12 educators enrolled in the NASA Endeavor Masters-Level course, "Eyes on Earth: Teaching Earth Science from Space." The presentation included an overview of My NASA Data resources that integrate NASA... Read More
Universe
Sep 11, 2021
NASA ASTRO Camp Collaborative Partner (ACCP) FY21 Collaborators, Parque Estelar Camino Barranco de Badajoz, located in Guimar, Spain, was awarded with the Starlight Recognition 2020 in "Education and Dissemination of Astronomy" in the International Awards of the Starlight Foundation presented at... Read More
Earth
Sep 8, 2021
​Dr. Barbie Buckner from the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC) hosted a conversation with Dr. Kevin Czajkowski (Dr. C) and Janet Struble from the University of Toledo about the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE) on September 8, 2021. In the presentation, What is making... Read More
All Science
Sep 1, 2021
REACH: A Space Podcast for Kids is a weekly, family friendly exploration of our galaxy (and beyond!) with hosts Brian Holden and Meredith Stepien. Built for kids and based on questions from kids, REACH features interviews with subject matter experts, interactive at-home activities, and... Read More
Earth
Aug 30, 2021
National Institute of Aerospace’s Center for Integrative STEM Education Educators partnered with NASA’s Langley Research Center Science Directorate Educators and Hampton City School (HCS) teachers and administrators August 30, 2021 to incorporate NASA eClips and Elementary GLOBE resources into HCS’... Read More
Earth
Aug 13, 2021
NASA eClips collaborated with NASA Harvest to create educational resources focusing on agriculture. Among these new resources are three new Ask SME videos highlighting NASA Harvest scientists who use Earth-observing satellite data to monitor the relationship between the Earth systems and the health... Read More
Earth
Aug 12, 2021
​The NESEC-led GLOBE Mission Mosquito campaign partnered with the American Philosophical Society on Aug. 12, 2021 to present an interactive webinar exploring their virtual lesson, “A Malignant Tale.” The lesson focuses on Philadelphia’s 1793 yellow fever epidemic (a vector-borne disease).... Read More
Earth
Aug 6, 2021
On August 6, 2021, NASA Langley's Elizabeth Joyner presented at the Minnesota Space Grant's "NASA-in-the-Classroom" Educator Workshop to 11 educators from across the state. Teachers learned about Langley's My NASA Data instructional resources, as well as how to access NASA Earth data via the Earth... Read More
Earth
Aug 5, 2021
​Infiniscope welcomed over 26 educators and 28 participants to our Tour It Showcase, held August 5, 2021. These 26 educators participated in the summer Virtual Tours workshop held July 19 - 22, 2021 to learn how to increase accessibility using place-based education and created immersive virtual... Read More
Earth
Aug 5, 2021
Dr. Barbie Buckner, Educator Professional Development Specialist, and Dr. Sharon Bowers, NASA eClips™ Senior STEM Educator, presented "NASA STEM: Science and Engineering – Similar, but Different" to 27 participants on August 5, 2021, as part of the Texas State University NASA STEM Engagement... Read More
Earth
Aug 4, 2021
On August 4, 2021, twenty Ohio middle and high school math teachers enhanced their skills in analyzing NASA data. NASA Langley’s Elizabeth Joyner, from My NASA Data, co-presented with Steve Phelps, Technology Instructional Specialist in Hamilton County, in demonstrating how to access NASA data that... Read More
Earth
Aug 3, 2021
NASA Langley Research Center has formed a GLOBE educator cohort for the 2021-2022 school year. Seven teams totaling 18 teachers from various schools across the United States, serving underrepresented students in STEM, were selected. The cohort is designed to be a community of practice for... Read More
Earth
Aug 2, 2021
​NASA AREN played a key role at the Inclusive Community Camp for students of all abilities that was hosted at Montana State University in August 2-6, 2021. The theme of the week-long camp was based on AREN activities, and the curriculum was constructed in Fall 2020 by two MSU undergraduate... Read More
Earth
Jul 27, 2021
​NASA Langley’s My NASA Data Teacher Intern, Maria Royle, presented “Strategies for Working with Multilingual Learners” to 17 members of the GLOBE Mission Earth community and friends on July 27, 2021. Maria is a master teacher bringing over 17 years of experience to this internship role; she... Read More
Earth
Jul 27, 2021
​On July 27, 2021 three GLOBE Mission Earth partners presented to 25 educators at the NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) STEM Conference describing engineering resources and opportunities. Caleb Farny, Boston University, led the first presentation, Building Sensors to Collect... Read More
Earth
Jul 25, 2021
​Between July 25 and August 25, the NESEC-led GLOBE Observer team held the Mosquito Habitat Photo Challenge, which asked volunteers to collect concurrent observations of mosquito habitats and land cover to generate data, specifically photos, to support newly funded work in artificial intelligence/... Read More
Earth
Jul 23, 2021
​Elizabeth Joyner, Angela Rizzi, and Maria Royle from NASA Langley, presented My NASA Data to teachers from Providence, RI and Boston, MA on July 23 through the GLOBE Mission Earth partnership with Boston University.
All Science
Jul 23, 2021
American Museum of Natural History’s “Astronomy Online” virtual programming series was awarded a 2021 Media & Technology MUSE Award on July 23rd. “Astronomy Online” is a monthly program using OpenSpace to explore a variety of Earth and space science topics, from Mars 2020 to space weather... Read More
Earth
Jul 22, 2021
​​​On July 22, 2021, NASA Langley’s Elizabeth Joyner and Angela Rizzi presented at the New Mexico Space Grant's "NASA in the Classroom" Educator Workshop to 21 teachers from across the state.
Earth
Jul 21, 2021
Andy Henry and Geoff Bland from the AEROKATS & ROVER Education Network (AREN) Project offered TerraROVER training to GLOBE Mission Earth (GME) teachers in five locations July 21-23.
Earth
Jul 19, 2021
Infiniscope welcomed over 170 educators to our summer Virtual Tour Workshop held July 19 - July 22, 2021. Virtual tours increase accessibility to place-based education and enable educators to create immersive digital experiences that are tailored to the needs of their learners. This four-day... Read More
Earth
Jul 14, 2021
On July 14, 2021, the 2021 Earth Educators' Rendezvous Online conference hosted by the Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College featured two My NASA Data presentations in support of the theme, “Resources for Teaching, Preparing Teachers, and Career Prep.” These presentations, “... Read More
Earth
Jul 13, 2021
​The Math and Science Bureau of the New Mexico Public Education Department hosted the 2021 virtual NM STEM Symposium on July 13, 2021 where NASA Langley presented “Leveraging NASA Data to Explore Global and Regional Phenomena in the Earth System” to 14 teachers. In this session, Elizabeth Joyner... Read More
Earth
Jul 12, 2021
The NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative (NESEC) team supported the GLOBE Annual Meeting July 12-16 with 6 hour-long training sessions (Introduction to the GLOBE Observer app, and protocols including Clouds, Tree Height, Land Cover, and Mosquito Habitat Mapper); 7 community sessions (12... Read More
Solar System
Jul 10, 2021
Awesome Girls: Space Exploration - Mars to the Stars Prepare for the launch of the Perseverance rover in July! Join experts for an overview of the Mars mission and the stars beyond. Reaching for the Stars: NASA Science for Girl Scouts reached of 2200 girls via Girl-led webcasts for girls K – 12.... Read More
Earth
Jul 7, 2021
​Elizabeth Joyner and Maria Royle, from NASA Langley, presented to 15 students and teachers affiliated with the University of Toledo's NASA STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) program on July 7, 2021. They presented a variety of NASA Earth data resources including My NASA Data, NASA Earth... Read More
Earth
Jun 30, 2021
2020 SEES Speaker Series: Dr. Humboldt Mandell presents “Humans to Mars” on June 30, 2020.
Earth
Jun 25, 2021
NASA SEES High School Interns Speaker Series about Space Fact vs Fiction 2020 SEES Speaker Series: Dr. Wallace Fowler presents “Space – Fact vs Fiction” on June 25, 2020.
Earth
Jun 22, 2021
National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) Educators presented at the Mission Mars: A STEM Problem Based Learning Teacher Professional Development Institute on June 22, 2021, at the Children’s Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth, Va. Dr. Sharon Bowers (Senior STEM Educator), Joan Harper-Neely (STEM... Read More
Earth
Jun 19, 2021
NASA SEES High School Intern Speaker Series highlights the Artemis Mission 2020 SEES Speaker Series: Patricia Moore presents “Artemis Mission” on June 19, 2020. 128 attended on Zoom.
Earth
Jun 18, 2021
The National Institute of Aerospace's (NIA) Center for Integrative STEM Education (CISE) educators met virtually on June 18, 2021, with 70 first graders from Carver Elementary in Newport News, Va.
Earth
Jun 18, 2021
2020 SEES High School Intern Program  Keeping students engaged with NASA during COVID 2020 SEES Speaker Series: Renee Babcock presents “STEM Degrees and Applying for College” on June 18, 2020. 125 attended on Zoom.
Sun
Jun 10, 2021
​On Thursday, June 10, 2021, people across the Northern Hemisphere were able to experience either an annular solar eclipse or a partial solar eclipse.
Universe
Jun 3, 2021
​After a hiatus of 19 months, a dozen AAA teachers returned in late June and early July to participation in STEM immersion experiences at NASA's Airborne Science Facility in Palmdale, Calif., including flights on SOFIA, NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. 650 high school... Read More
Earth
Jun 2, 2021
GLOBE Mission EARTH hosted the NASA STEM Enhancement in Earth Science (SEES) Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE) Group during June and July 2021. A total of 6 high school students joined the group as part of their highly-competitive NASA SEES Internship, and 3 teachers from the state of Ohio joined the... Read More
Solar System
May 22, 2021
The grand opening of a 5.2-mile scale model of the Solar System, newly installed on exercise trails across West Haven City, Utah, took place on May 22, 2021. Solar System Ambassador Jennifer Jones created the permanent exhibit with support from the West Haven City Mayor's Office and students from... Read More
Earth
May 21, 2021
On May 21 and 22, the NESEC-led* GLOBE Observer team provided strong support to NASA’s inaugural citizen science event, CitSciCon. Five team members and three GLOBE Observer volunteer participants presented in five sessions (NASA Citizen Science@My School; CitSci Lifelong Learning; NASA Citizen... Read More
Earth
May 14, 2021
Dr. Kevin Czajkowski, PI on the GLOBE Mission Earth, presented virtually to more than 100 students from over 30 schools in Malta attending the 10th Annual Youth Summit on May 14 at 9:00 am (Malta time)/3:00 am EDT. Dr. C’s presentation on the Urban Heat Island Effect (UHIE) was part of the urbanism... Read More
Earth
May 13, 2021
GLOBE Research Done in the Time of COVID: Students Showcase Their Work On May 13, 2021, the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Midwest Earth System Science (ESS) Collaborative held the GLOBE Midwest ESS Virtual Science Symposium, featuring GLOBE work done by 3rd-... Read More
All Science
May 10, 2021
The free event, which runs from Tuesday, May 11, through Tuesday, May 18, will feature experts from NASA’s Science Activation Program—a community-based approach to connect NASA science with learners of all ages.
Earth
May 4, 2021
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... Read More
Earth
Apr 30, 2021
A GLOBE+ Virtual Student Symposium (G+VSS) was held April 30-May 1 for students engaging in scientific research. The event reached 83 students from 15 schools from California, New Mexico, Louisiana, Indiana, Michigan and Puerto Rico. Students ranged from grades 6 through 12. All 25 student research... Read More
Webinar with 10 participants on the right side of the screen. On the left is a JPL Greenland Survey 2020 slide with 2 men in front of a small plane. Also on the slide is a map of a white body of land surrounded by water with red lines around the land borders.
Earth
Apr 28, 2021
My NASA Data's (MND) Elizabeth Joyner and Dr. Bradley Hegyi presented to 20 secondary teachers from Radford University as a part of the engineering and science modeling/simulation workshop hosted by LaRC's Office of STEM Engagement. In this session, MND presented remote sensing in the Earth... Read More
Earth
Apr 22, 2021
On April 22, 2021, GLOBE Observer published a peer-reviewed paper, “GLOBE Observer and the GO on a Trail Data Challenge: A Citizen Science Approach to Generating a Global Land Cover Land Use Reference Dataset,” in Frontiers in Climate. The paper defines GLOBE Observer land cover data collection and... Read More
Earth
Apr 17, 2021
On Saturday, April 17, Molly Duhamel along with her students from Otsego Junior High School performed GLOBE water quality tests at Mary Jane Thurston Park in Grand Rapids OH. The students collected water from two locations: water flowing before the dam and water after the dam, for comparative study... Read More
Earth
Apr 15, 2021
Between April 15 and May 15, GLOBE Observer hosted the 2021 Community Trees Challenge: Science is Better Together. Participants were invited to measure trees with the GLOBE Observer app or to complete related activities to observe trees in other ways, learn about trees, create tree art, or engage... Read More
Earth
Apr 15, 2021
On April 15, 2021, NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Scientist Kenton Fisher and additional Subject Matter Experts interacted with audiences across the nation (and world) about Earth Day and observing Earth from space, focusing on astronaut photography from the... Read More
Earth
Apr 12, 2021
From April 12 – May 1, 2021, Angela Rizzi and Elizabeth Joyner presented a series of My NASA Data and NASA GLOBE Cloud sessions at the National Science Teaching Association's Virtual Conference. A total of 78 teachers participated in five synchronous (recorded) sessions where the presenters shared... Read More
Earth
Apr 9, 2021
​The first-ever Earth to Sky course led by a team of Earth to Sky Regional Leaders concluded this month. The virtual course, which focused on climate communication in the Upper Delaware River Watershed (UDRW) region, was spread over an eight-week period beginning in April 2021. The goal of the... Read More
All Science
Apr 8, 2021
N3 seminar at Stanford Neurodiversity Project
Earth
Apr 6, 2021
Girl Scouts of the USA partnered with SciStarter to help girl scouts around the country complete their “Take Action for the Planet” projects focused on our climate. The GLOBE Observer app is one of four platforms recommended for participants to gather environmental observations. Four virtual... Read More
Slide showing where the panelists for session 1 and the moderator live on a colorful map of the U.S.
Earth
Apr 6, 2021
Marile Colon Robles (NASA Langley Research Center), Dr. Russanne Low, (Institute for Global Environmental Strategies) and Brian Campbell (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) co-presented, “Transitions in Citizen Science with the GLOBE Program during a Global Pandemic: Shifting Gears from Data... Read More
Earth
Apr 1, 2021
Margaret Pippin and Angela Rizzi at NASA LaRC established a partnership with North Dakota Space Grant (NDSG) and the teachers they support to participate in the GLOBE Mission Earth Air Quality Initiative. Pippin and Rizzi collaborated with NDSG from April through August 2021 to develop the content... Read More
The PM2.5 PurpleAir sensors distributed across the state captured the plumes reaching the ground in the northwest portion of the state but indicated smoke remains aloft in the eastern portion of the state.
Universe
Apr 1, 2021
Infiniscope’s newest learning experience released on April 1st models stellar evolution and scientific ways of knowing as learners create stars from a stellar nebula and track them through their life cycles. Learners investigate and dispel common misconceptions related to star colors, luminosity,... Read More
Stellar nebula with Infiniscope logo in the upper right, text in black box at top that says "our newest learning experience is here", and text in the lower left that says "Star Party: Modeling stellar evolution & scientific ways of knowing".
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 24, 2021
Dr. Russanne Low, science lead for GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper, conducted two online sessions (March 24 and April 2) as part of the Malaria Vector Surveillance Workshop, led by the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative VectorLink Ethiopia Project. 50 Ethiopian mosquito health professionals... Read More
Screenshot of title slide displaying GLOBE Observer mobile app, mosquito, and title of tutorial: "Mosquito Larval Habitat Surveillance and Mitigation using GLOBE Observer Mosquito Habitat Mapper".
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
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
Earth
Mar 1, 2021
This spring 2021 semester, My NASA Data's Elizabeth Joyner collaborated with SUNY Fredonia, the College of New Jersey, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, NASA GISS, and Dataspire to facilitate a learning progression for building data literacy with NASA Earth Data. Twenty-seven SUNY elementary... Read More
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
Earth
Feb 25, 2021
​A research paper was published in February 2021 in the Journal of Emerging Investigators by a student who participated in the summer 2020 Mosquito Mappers Virtual Internship cohort. Dr. Rusty Low, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), led this project. The Virtual Mosquito Mappers... Read More
Earth
Feb 23, 2021
Tina Harte, NASA Langley Research Center, collaborated with Camp Discovery, Blythewood SC, this spring to create a NASA Citizen Science Educator Cohort of 20 formal and informal educators. Each member of the cohort completed GLOBE Training in clouds, trees, and surface temperature data collection.... Read More
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Solar System
Feb 1, 2021
Museums all over the United States celebrated the NASA Perseverance mission and landing with a variety of public engagement programs both in-person and online during February 2021. Programs covered a variety of content focused on the science behind the mission, the engineering to land the mission,... 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... 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.
Earth
Dec 14, 2020
On Dec. 14, 2020, South America experienced its second total solar eclipse in two years. While the current situation prevented many from traveling to the area, GLOBE community members in the region were able to contribute data using the Eclipse tool in the GLOBE Observer app. GLOBE... Read More
Sun
Dec 14, 2020
Total Solar Eclipse in South America  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... Read More
Earth
Dec 1, 2020
NASA Earth Science for Interpreters Earth to Sky Partnership (ETS) at the National Association for Interpretation Annual Conference November 10 – 13, 2020 | Virtual 1300 informal educators, interpreters, and communicators from federal, state and local agencies, and NGOs attended the conference... Read More
Earth
Nov 30, 2020
The 17th GLOBE Latin American Conference led by Mariana Savino, regional coordinator, occurred virtually from November 18-20, 2020. Three GLOBE campaigns, Mission Mosquito, Urban Heat Island Effect-Surface Temperature Campaign and Trees around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign, showcased their... Read More
All Science
Nov 5, 2020
The purpose of this Guide is to support State Library Agency (SLA) efforts to engage their public libraries in successful and effective programming in STEM. The Guide may be used to promote access to NASA science discoveries and provide learning experiences to people of diverse backgrounds. The... Read More
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
Earth
Oct 9, 2020
On a bright sunny morning on October 9 on the banks of the Maumee River, teacher Ms. Cynthia Madanski from McKinley STEMM Academy in Toledo Public Schools logs into Google Meets in her 7th grade Google Classroom. She and her students, working remotely, are conducting GLOBE Water Quality tests. Each... Read More
Universe
Oct 8, 2020
International Observe the Moon Night: Reaching Girl Scouts Through Social Media Girl Scouts of the USA invited girls from local council astronomy clubs to submit a photo of the Moon and short video to encourage girls to participate in the International Observe the Moon Night on September 26th.
Solar System
Sep 29, 2020
1,238 teachers/students registered for Red Sox Virtual STEM Day on September 29, 2020 which was led by NASA Goddard’s Solar System Exploration Division (SSED).
Solar System
Sep 26, 2020
On September 26, 2020, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) connected with thousands of participants from around the world during NASA's International Observe the Moon Night Live Stream event. The event was led by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.
Earth
Sep 21, 2020
Anna MacLennan, a former STEM Enhancement in Earth Science Intern (SEES Class of 2019), was named one of The Mars Generation’s 24 Under 24 Leaders and Innovators in STEAM and Space Award Winners for 2020.
Earth
Aug 31, 2020
Two years of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign have passed. Over this time, there have been students and educators from over fifty countries participating in data collection for tree height, land cover, greenings, carbon cycle, among others. During the two years, there have been... Read More
Photos of the Trees Around the GLOBE Student Research Campaign Team. From left to right: Peder Nelson (OSU), Dorian Janney (NASA GSFC), Peter Falcon (NASA JPL), Christopher Shuman (NASA GSFC), and Brian Campbell (Lead, NASA WFF).
Solar System
Aug 25, 2020
On August 25, 2020, NASA Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Scientist, Dr. Cindy Evans, shared her experiences searching for Meteorites in Antarctica as well as how these rocks from space contribute to ongoing research about our early solar system.
All Science
Aug 25, 2020
Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms - WGBH Overview: Katie Novak, Ed.D., author of eight best-selling books on Universal Design for Learning and Mirko Chardin, co-author with Dr. Novak on "Equity by Design: The Power and Promise of UDL", will lead a series of three one-hour webinars on... Read More
Earth
Aug 25, 2020
WGBH’S Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms: Outreach and Promotion 2020 Mars Perseverance Rover Promotion Pre-Launch: Mars 2020 Resource kits from NASA Promote Texas State University’s free 1-hour webinar on NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover Shared posts about NASA STEM Stars en... Read More
All Science
Aug 25, 2020
WGBH’S Bringing the Universe to America's Classrooms: New Resources Launched WGBH has expanded its Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms (BUAC) collection on PBS LearningMedia with the launch of 24 new K-12 resources.
Earth
Aug 24, 2020
Two recent peer-reviewed publications have featured GLOBE citizen science (GLOBE Observer) data. In the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, “Clouds Around the World: How a Simple Citizen Science Data Challenge Became a Worldwide Success” describes the overall quantity and type of data... Read More
Earth
Aug 20, 2020
Virtual Back to School Presentation of My NASA Data Resources On August 20, 2020 My NASA Data's Angela Rizzi delivered a presentation titled, “Beating the Back to School Blues with My NASA Data: Exploring Earth System Phenomena with My NASA Data Resources” to 24 educators through NASA Science,... Read More
Earth
Aug 5, 2020
Library Patrons Receive 8,500 Take & Make Bags to Conduct GLOBE Citizen Science Activities Based on results of a survey to NASA@ My Library Partner Sites, Take & Make Bags were distributed to 49 Partner Libraries in support of summer learning during COVID-19. Libraries elected to receive... Read More
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
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
Solar System
May 21, 2020
NESSP ROADS on Mars Freestyle Challenge The teams registered in the ROADS on Mars Freestyle student challenge submitted their videos and Mission Development Log May 21. Some 50 teams with 225 students and over 100 parents in 19 states worked with the students to complete the challenge that... Read More
Earth
May 20, 2020
GME Webinar on Phenology Breaks Records GLOBE Mission Earth Webinar: What's a Phenological Garden? Cycles of Life in Your Classroom and Neighborhood, broke previous records in registration, attendance, largest number of international attendees and featuring an international speaker. Over 100... Read More
Earth
May 9, 2020
On May 9, 2020, GLOBE Mission Earth’s team from Boston University hosted a virtual profession for science teachers from Providence City Schools, Rhode Island. Elementary, Middle, and High School teachers who are involved with GLOBE student research projects in the 2019-2020 school year met to learn... Read More
Slide with four guidelines for a Providence Virtual Science Symposium Presentation.
Solar System
Apr 29, 2020
​On April 24 & 29, 2020, Astromaterials Research & Exploration Science (ARES) scientists Andrea Meado & Andy Britton shared how NASA & the world observe Earth from space using astronaut images.
Earth
Apr 28, 2020
Partner requests connected NESEC virtually with >5,000 learners, educators, and families during March and April 2020. Following are a few examples.
Girl Scouts Connected green logo with "a virtual program series" subtitle.
Earth
Apr 28, 2020
Oliva Bibler, Roman Azzarello and Neva Hargreaves, three students from Aerospace and Natural Science Academy of Toledo (Ohio), presented their research via zoom at the Hydrology High School Capstone Culminating Event arranged by George Voltz from the NASA Glenn Research Center Education Office. 
Earth
Apr 24, 2020
During March and April 2020, the NASA Earth Science Education Collaborative has been responding to educator requests to connect directly with learners during this difficult time. Teachers have been reaching out asking for direct connections to NASA science and Subject Matter Experts. The team works... Read More
Picture of a slide titled "Greetings from NASA!" with a satellite. It also reads "Presentation for middle school students at Monomoy Middle School".
Earth
Apr 24, 2020
NESEC’s GLOBE Observer Team Supports NASA at Home In March and April 2020, the GLOBE Observer team changed focus to support the NASA at Home initiative.
Earth
Apr 23, 2020
GLOBE Campaigns Go Indoors GLOBE Campaigns have suspended outdoor fieldwork, but campaign science continued indoors during April 2020: GLOBE Mission Mosquito conducted an interactive videoconference on April 2 to Meet up and Do Science. The 86 participants from 10 countries included teachers,... Read More
Earth
Apr 15, 2020
My NASA Data’s story maps are now featured on ESRI’s educational website, Teach with GIS, as part of a gallery which showcases exemplar student exercises that use geographic information systems (GIS) to teach a variety of subjects.
Solar System
Mar 11, 2020
On March 11, 2020, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Deputy Apollo Curator, Dr. Juliane Gross, shared details about how lunar sample investigations, including ANGSA & the recently opened core sample, studies of other Apollo samples & meteorites continue to contribute to... Read More
Solar System
Feb 9, 2020
The Space Exploration Educators Conference (SEEC), an annual conference that provides hands-on activity sessions and opportunities to connect with NASA content and experts, took place at Space Center Houston from February 6-9, 2020.
Solar System
Feb 9, 2020
The Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) Team, in partnership with the NASA Space Science Education Consortium (NSSEC), participated in a launch exhibit at the Kennedy Space Center in conjunction with the European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA’s Solar Orbiter Launch in February 2020...
Solar System
Jan 28, 2020
​On January 28, 2020, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) meteorite processor, Curtis Calva, shared an overview of the work he does in NASA's Antarctic Meteorite Curation Laboratory. The event reached ~317 live participants and 400+ archived participants across 17 states and... Read More
Solar System
Dec 17, 2019
On December 17, 2019, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) team member Ben Feist shared the Apollo in Real Time website. This site brings together audio, transcripts, video, and imagery enabling the public to experience Apollo missions as they occurred ~50 years ago.
Solar System
Dec 13, 2019
The American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting was held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA from December 9-13, 2019. As part of the NASA booth, the Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) team brought Astromaterials assets including Apollo lunar samples, a carbonaceous... Read More
Solar System
Oct 12, 2019
Over 500 middle school girls and their parents participated in Rice University’s Reach for the Stars event held on Saturday, October 12, 2019. This annual event encourages girls to pursue academic achievement and careers in STEM. ARES staff showcased meteorite hand samples, a lunar touchstone and... Read More
Solar System
Oct 4, 2019
​On October 3, 2019, Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science (ARES) scientist John Gruener shared his career path to NASA, including his inspiration as a young boy visiting a NASA center, as well as excitement about exploring the Moon. The interactive presentation shared information about... Read More