(April 25, 2:00-3:00pm ET)
NASA’s Digital Learning Network, the U.S. Department of State’s Collaboratory, and Google’s Connected Classrooms invite educators and students to their Mission Mars Virtual Field Trip. The event will feature a special lesson about the Mars rovers presented by education and content experts from NASA. Students from schools around the world will connect with the event via Google Hangouts. For more information on this event, please visit http://bit.ly/Q9O91U.
(April 22, 1:30pm ET)
Join NASA’s Digital Learning Network, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for an educational investigation into the effects of climate change. Students across the nation will speak to climate change experts and experience climate change simulations using NASA satellite data. Students will learn the effects of climate change on our planet and how each of us can make a difference. For more information, please visit http://dln.nasa.gov/.
(Register by April 18)
The Rubik Learning Initiative, the Colorado Space Grant Consortium, and NASA’s Sounding Rocket Program is offering a free science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics-focused education program for students ages 11-14. Cubes in Space provides students an opportunity to design and compete to launch an experiment into space. Using formal or informal learning environments, students and educators will experience engaging content and activities in preparation for the design and development of an experimental payload to be integrated into a small cube. These cubes will be launched via a Terrier-Orion sounding rocket from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in late June 2014.
Leveraging the excitement of space exploration, students and educators will learn about the methodology for taking an idea from design through the review process. Throughout the experience, students will acquire key 21st century skills necessary for success in a highly connected, global society. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.cubesinspace.com/.