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Science: Technology: Space: Education
- Contains many ready-made K-12 lessons, activities, and experiments that deal with the science of aerodynamics.
Aeronautics Learning Laboratory for Science Technology, and Research (ALLSTAR) Network
- Learn about the history of aeronautics, aerospace careers, and the principles of aeronautics. For students in middle school, high school, and lower level college.
Aerospace Resources for Education
- A wide range of NASA online educational programs, products, and services that are designed to capture the interest of students while helping educators incorporate the exciting work of NASA's Aerospace Technology Enterprise into math, science, and technology curricula at all levels.
- Web sites, libraries, and other information for students, teachers, informal educators, and the media to inspire and motivate students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and to engage the public in shaping and sharing the experience of exploration and discovery.
Astronomy Picture of the Day's Educational Links
- A list of resources that excel in astronomy education. Each is distinctly different, having been chosen to highlight a wide range of interests.
Basics of Space Flight Learners' Workbook
- The goal of this training module from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory is to provide an aid for identifying and understanding the general concepts associated with space flight in general and deep space missions in particular.
Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics
- The site was prepared at NASA Glenn to provide background information for secondary math and science teachers on the basic aerodynamics of airplanes. Students of all ages are welcomed.
Challenger Center for Space Science Education
- Challenger Center for Space Science Education uses students' natural enthusiasm for space to create innovative learning experiences for imaginative young minds. By transforming the way teachers teach and students learn, Challenger Center is creating a new generation of explorers.
Days of Air and Space Calendar
- Click on a month and learn what happened on this day in history in the space program.
- NASA's Earth Science Enterprise is an initiative to advance Earth science.
Distance Learning Workshops
- Offers virtual NASA visits through workshops on numerous aerospace-related topics using videoconferencing technology.
- A NASA sponsored program that provides stunning, high quality photographs of our planet taken from the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. Since 1996, EarthKAM students have taken thousands of photographs of Earth by using the world wide web to direct a digital camera on select space flights.
Exploration In Education
- a NASA-supported program of the Special Studies Office (SSO) of the Space Telescope Science Institute features Electronic Picture Books
Farming in Space--Space Station Challenge
- Offers teachers and students a chance to examine a number of basic principles and concepts in plant biology and crop production through hands on experiments using a simulated Biomass Production System.
Forces of Change
- A comprehensive program developed by the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, through funding from NASA and other donors, to explain the geological, environmental, and historical processes that have shaped our world.
Free Software Downloads
- NASA's Glenn Research Center offers five applets to instruct students in the basics of aerodynamics.
From A Distance
- Provides formal and informal educators a resource for easy-to-use technology-based lesson plans. The lesson plans utilize the applications of remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning system (GPS).
Glenn Icing Research Center Virtual Tour
- Take a virtual tour of the NASA Glenn IRT, the oldest and largest refrigerated icing wind tunnel in the world. It has been used to research ice detection systems and develop icing technologies used on many of today's aircraft.
The GLOBE Program
- A worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based education and science program. GLOBE is a cooperative effort of schools, led in the United States by a Federal interagency program supported by NASA, NSF, EPA and the U.S. State Department, in partnership with colleges and universities, state and local school systems, and non-government organizations.
High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center
- Education and Public Outreach Activities at the HEASARC/NASA
Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Education Gateway
- A directory to the resources available to teachers, students and the general public on the topic of space exploration.
Johnson Space Center Education & Student Programs
- Programs for K-12, university students, educators, minorities and women, and additional resources and links for all grades.
Marshall Space Flight Center Education
- This site provides information, contacts, and resources for its education and outreach programs.
Mathematical Thinking in Physics
- Articles, essays, and problems designed for students to learn more about the importance of math in the study and application of physics.
Measuring Rainfall from Space
- Teacher lesson plans, activities and movies devoted to learning about how rainfall is measured from space.
Minority University Research and Education Programs (MUREP)
- Dedicated to the support and advancement of underrepresented students in the fields of math, science, engineering, and technology.
Mission to Geospace
- An International Solar Terrestrial Physics outreach educational site for the general public to learn more about the sun-earth connection, the earth's magnetosphere, and solar features and interactions with earth.
- Searchable guide to all of NASA: space program, education programs, electronic publications, photos, Internet resources, and NASA TVs program schedule. Teachers, faculty, and students will find not only information about NASA programs and projects, but also teacher guides and pictures that can enhance classroom instruction.
NASA Features and News
- NASA's page for students K-12.
NASA Academy at Ames
- A unique summer institute of higher learning whose goal is to help guide future leaders of the U.S. Space Program by giving them a glimpse of how the whole system works. The Academy is an intense summer experience at Ames Research Center at Moffett Field in California.
NASA Central Operation of Resources for Educators (CORE)
- A national distribution center for NASA's audiovisual educational materials. For a minimal fee, NASA CORE will provide educators unable to visit one of the NASA Educator Resource Centers with materials through its mail order service.
NASA Drop Tower Competition
- This NASA program is designed for students in grades 6-12. Student teams will develop a proposal for a microgravity experiment for a NASA drop tower. Eight winning proposals will be selected to build their experiment and four will test them at a NASA drop tower.
NASA Educational Products
- Listed in this area are the current NASA educational products available. Throughout the year NASA produces new items and revises existing products.
NASA Educator Resource Center Network
- NASA provides expertise and facilities to help educators access and utilize science, mathematics, and technology instructional products aligned with national standards and appropriate state frameworks and based on NASA's unique mission and results
NASA Field Center Educator Resource Centers
- Contacts for educators.
NASA Genesis Mission Outreach
- An abundance of standards-based science education materials allows teachers, students, and the public to study the sun and solar system origins as a NASA mission unfolds.
NASA Glenn Educational Activities
- Targeted to educators and students in the six-state region (MN,WI,MI,IL,IN and OH), they encourage students through classroom presentations, guided tours of the facility, teacher resources, and an online collection of K-12 resources developed under the High Performance Computing and Communication project.
NASA Glenn Educational Programs
- K-12 educator resources, aeronautic educational resources, and internet access research.
NASA Glenn Learning Technologies Project (LTP)
- Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics, EngineSim, ModelRocketSim, FoilSim, Distance Learning, educational resources, NASA WVIZ Educational Channel, and Workshops.
NASA MathTrax Homepage
- A graphing tool for middle school and high school students to graph equations, physics simulations or plot data files.
- Dedicated to bringing NASA people and science to classrooms through the internet. Space Team Online, Aerospace Team Online, Solar System Online, and Deep Space Online. NASA Quest is the ultimate resource for educators and kids interested in meeting and learning about NASA people and space science.
NASA Quest - Space
- The ultimate resource for meeting and learning about NASA people and space science.
NASA Quest Calendar of Events
- Monthly calendar of webcasts for school educators and kids interested in meeting and learning about NASA people and space science.
NASA Space Grant College and Fellowship Program
- This undergraduate and graduate grant and fellowship program contributes to the nation's science enterprise by funding research, education and public service projects through a national network of 52 university-based Space Grant consortia.
NASA Spinoff 1995
- Intended to heighten awareness of the economic and social benefits that might be realized by applications of NASA technology to U.S. commercial interests.
NASA Structure and Evolution of the Universe
- Beyond Einstein - From the Big Bang to Black Holes.The education pages sponsored by the SEU Theme Office at the Office of Space Science at NASA Headquarters, with a link to the Educators Forum.
NASA's Center for Education
- Free instructional programs.
- Includes an abundance of information about cosmic rays, the Earth's magnetosphere, the Sun, space weather, and other exciting topics in space science. Brought to you by the ACE mission and the cosmic ray group at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, this site is aimed at the general public and intended to be accessible to interested readers without a background in this area of science.
- NASAMike, director of the COOLSpace program, jumps at every chance he has to explore a region of the globe he has not yet seen. Join him on his journeys.
- Students and teachers are invited to join NASA personnel in studying brain and nerves in space.
Origins Education Outreach
- Educational portal with educator resources, scientist resources, answers to FAQ, curriculum support, and research topics about the NASA Origins Program.
Practical Uses of Math And Science (PUMAS)
- A collection of one-page examples of how math and science topics taught in K-12 classes can be used in interesting settings, including everyday life. The examples are written primarily by scientists and engineers, and are available to teachers, students, and other interested parties via the PUMAS Web Site.
Project Radio Jove
- An educational project to involve secondary school students in collecting and analyzing observations of the natural radio emissions of Jupiter and Sun. Participating students get hands-on experience in gathering and working with space science data.
- Making Mathematical Connections is designed for middle school mathematics teachers. It is a middle school mathematics module using the science and language of patterns to explore the weather by incorporating real-time weather data.
QuestChat - Aero Design Team Online
- Archives of chats between teachers and students and NASA, and Aero Design Team scientists, engineers and support staff.
Robotics Education Project
- A NASA project dedicated to encouraging people to become involved in science and engineering, particularly building robots. Visit this website to learn about robotics competitions and how to get involved.
The ROVer Ranch- K-12 Experiments in Robotic Software
- NASA's place to learn about robotic engineering, the development of robots and use a 3-D VRML simulation to run a robot you build. Build, test and run Remote Operating Vehicles in simulated environments.
The RXTE Learning Center
- a forum for explaining the science the satellite RXTE does, as well as striving to introduce concepts of X-ray astronomy to the public and to provide teachers with data and lesson plans that can be used in the classroom. This NASA site also includes descriptions of discoveries RXTE has made. Ages: Upper High School to adult.
The Science Education Gateway
- SEGway (formerly SII) is a collaborative NASA project which brings together the expertise of NASA scientists, science museums, and K-12 educators to produce NASA science-based Earth and space science curricula for classroom and public use via the World Wide Web.
Science for the Millennium
- A beautifully designed virtual museum of science and industry which will be of interest to students and others with an interest in science and computing provided by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications.
The Science of Star Trek
- Is Star Trek really a science show? Could people really DO the fantastic things they do on the Star Trek programs?
SeaWiFS: Teachers Resources
- Monitoring the Earth from Space with SeaWiFS.An online presentation about ocean color..
The Solar System Ambassador Program
- A public outreach program designed to work with motivated volunteers across the nation who organize and conduct public events that communicate exciting discoveries and plans for exploration in Solar System research and technology through non-traditional forums, e.g. Rotary Clubs, libraries, museums, planetariums, "star parties," and mall displays.
Solar System Online
- Provides the K-12 educational community with new, exciting information on space science, project information, and interaction with astronomers and space scientists.
Space Science Curriculum Standards Quilt
- A fast track to lesson plans that engage, entertain and adhere to the National Science Education Standards. By grade level and topic.
Space Team Online (STO)
- Hosted by NASA's Quest Project, STO is a location on the Internet that allows Internet users to interact with members of NASA, and publish their work online. Live activities include Web chats with members of NASA.
SSC: FIRST Robotics
- FIRST is an acronym, which means "For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology." We sponsor a national robotics contest immersing high school students in the exciting world of engineering.
- STARDUST was launched on February 7, 1999 carrying microchips.Two of the microchips are inside the Sample Return Capsule, and will return back to Earth with the capsule in the year 2006. The other two chips are on the spacecraft body and will remain in space forever. We have a listing of all of the names that have been inscribed onto the microchips.You can search for your name.
Student Experiments to Fly Aboard Future NASA Flights
- NASA has selected students from six high schools around the country to prepare and fly their experiments on future NASA space flights. Mar 4,2004 NASA news.
The Teacher's Corner: Multidisciplinary Classroom Activities
- A multidisciplinary resource for lesson plans, study guides, and laboratory activities for middle school to college level. Math, Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy are all taught through the single unifying theme of the exciting world of high-energy astrophysics! The Teacher's Corner also includes information on NASA programs and opportunities.
Texas Aerospace Scholars Program
- Johnson Space Center's educational outreach program for Texas high school students to learn online and then apply for a one week internship at the center.
UNIVERSE! An Educational Forum
- A national center for teaching and learning about the scientific study of the structure and evolution of the universe; sponsored by NASA's Office of Space Science.
Virtual Reality Station
- A workstation which utilizes virtual reality to teach students and other visitors about aeronautics and NASA’s aeronautics programs.
WebStars: Astrophysics in Cyberspace
- This list of astronomical resources created by the High Energy Astrophysics Science Archive Research Center (HEASARC) at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. It is intended as a resource for users who have a general interest in astronomical topics.
Windows to the Universe
- An extensive and graphics intensive astronomical learning system. Learn all about the Earth and Space Sciences.A NASA sponsored site.
Women of NASA
- Interactive project designed to encourage young women to pursue careers in math, science and technology by providing as role models outstanding women working in diverse fields at NASA
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