NASA Professional Development Webinars

Webinar: Earth Right Now: The Wacky Water Cycle

Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades K-8

Event Date: Jan. 6, 2016, at 6 p.m. EST

Scientists see some alarming changes in water resources with the use of NASA satellite technology. Explore how bodies of water change in response to changes in weather, climate and human interactions. Plan inquiry-based experiments to understand sustainability and water quality. Use NASA images to examine dramatic changes in water resources. Participants will practice collaboration strategies using problem-based learning that incorporates free NASA resources.

Register online to participate https://www.etouches.com/153843.

 

Webinar: Earth Right Now: Melting Ice and the Effects on the Coastlines

Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades K-5

Event Date: Jan. 7, 2016, at 6.30 p.m. EST

“Exploring Ice in the Solar System,” a series of lesson plans for grades K-5, will be the focus of this webinar. Participate in a problem-based learning lesson, and discover how melting ice on Earth is affecting coastlines. Engage in hands-on activities that will have your students collecting data throughout the entire lesson. This webinar is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards ESS2 and ESS3.

Register online to participate at https://www.etouches.com/154344.

 

Webinar: Earth Right Now: Satellites and Sea Level Rise, Part 1

Audience:Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 4-8

Event Date: Jan. 11, 2016, at 4 p.m. ET

he summer of 2015, scientists embarked upon Greenland to research the hydrology of the ice sheet — studying the shifting network of streams and rivers that form during the melt season and transport water from the surface of the ice to the ocean. This water contributes to sea-level rise. Join NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to hear about this endeavor. Educators also will discover classroom resources about how Earth is changing and sea levels are rising.

Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/153842

Webinar: Earth Right Now: Satellites and Sea Level Rise, Part 2

Audience:Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 4-8

Event Date: Jan. 12, 2014, at 4 p.m. EST

Educators will discover information about climate change around the world through the eyes of NASA’s Soil Moisture Active Passive satellite mission. Educators will have the opportunity to interact with specialists via a live chat as well as download and discuss various NASA educational resources related to the mission. Attendance in Part 1 is not a requirement.

Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/154538.

 

Webinar: Earth Right Now: Weather vs. Climate

Audience:Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 4-10

Event Date: Jan. 12, 2016, at 6.00 p.m. EST

Get your head in the cloud of NASA-inspired hands-on activities integrating weather and climate. Expand your resources with videos, student research opportunities and interactive opportunities on Earth systems science.

Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/144225.

 

Webinar: Earth Right Now: Hurricanes in Your Classroom

Audience:Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 5-8

Event Date: Jan. 13, 2016, at 6.00 p.m. EST

Explore hurricanes, tropical cyclones and other severe storms while integrating NASA STEM curriculum, online resources, missions and the Next Generation Science Standards into your classroom instruction.

Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/153598.

 

Webinar: Earth Right Now: Changing Weather in Our Climate — Using Earth Observations to Talk About Snow and Ice

Audience:Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 4-10

Event Date: Jan. 14, 2016, at 6.30 p.m. EST

Participants will explore resources from the Earth Observatory and NASA Earth Observations websites. Learn how to use these resources to discuss the effects of changing snow and ice coverage on Earth. The resources covered in this webinar address the Next Generation Science Standards ESS2 and ESS3.

Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/155793.

 

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December 2015

A monthly broadcast including upcoming educational programs, events, opportunities, and the latest resources from NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

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Exoplanets and Our Solar System Workshop (Deadline: Feb. 7, 2016)

McDonald Observatory is offering a NASA-sponsored teacher professional development for 6th-12th grade educators entitled, “Exoplanets and Our Solar System.”  This 3 day / 2 night workshop will be held July 11 – 13, 2016, at the McDonald Observatory in west TX, in the Davis Mountains.  Support from NASA provides scholarships for the workshop, which covers most workshop expenses including food, lodging and program fees; participants are responsible for their own travel expenses.

More details about the workshop/online application are at http://bit.ly/1lqf9JE.

The deadline to apply for this workshop is February 7, 2016

Contact Keely Finkelstein at keelyf@astro.as.utexas.edu with any questions.

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NASA Professional Development Webinars

ISS – Off the Earth, For the Earth: Cross-Curricular Activities

Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades 5-8

Event Date: Dec. 1, 2015, at 6 p.m. EST

Explore the ISS L.A.B.S. Educator Resource Guide and learn ways to engage your students with STEM activities celebrating the “One-Year Crew” and their yearlong mission on the International Space Station. The guide features six hands-on activities and makes connections to various science curricula including chemistry, technology/robotics, physics, mathematics and Earth science for grades 5-8.

Register online to participate http://bit.ly/1OqLL1z.

 NASA Elementary STEM: Exploring Snow and Ice

Audience: Pre-service, In-service, Home School and Informal Educators of Grades K-5

Event Date: Dec. 3, 2015, at 6 p.m. EST

Learn ways to use NASA STEM inquiry strategies to explore phase changes. Learners will observe ice melting and freezing under a variety of conditions and relate that to NASA’s MESSENGER mission. Participants will learn about the Exploring Ice in the Solar System guide, which features 12 individual lessons. This resource includes “Acting Out Science” and Common Core English Language Arts concepts.

Register online to participate at http://bit.ly/1juu9Fe.

ISS – Off the Earth For the Earth: Sally Ride EarthKAM

Audience: Educators of Grades 4-9

Event Date: Dec. 7, 2015, at 6.30 p.m. ET

Sally Ride EarthKAM (Earth Knowledge Acquired by Middle school students) is a NASA educational outreach program that enables students, teachers, and the public to learn about Earth from the unique perspective of space. During Sally Ride EarthKAM missions (periods when the Sally Ride EarthKAM camera is operational), middle school students around the world request images of specific locations on Earth.

The entire collection of Sally Ride EarthKAM images is available in a searchable image archive. This image collection and accompanying activities are extraordinary resources to engage students in Earth and space science, geography, social studies, mathematics, communications, and art.

Register online to learn more about how to use this great resource at http://bit.ly/1PWlHwO.

ISS- Off the Earth for the Earth: Changing Altitude of ISS

Audience: Educators of Grades 6-8

Event Date: Dec. 9, 2015, at 6.30 p.m. EST

Participants in this webinar will get an overview of the NASA Space Math Curriculum. This webinar focuses on using NASA press releases, video clips, and math problems all in one lesson. All lesson materials are aligned with NGSS and Common Core Math.

Register online to participate http://bit.ly/1HAqKjG.

ISS- Off the Earth for the Earth: One Year Crew

Audience: Educators of Grades 6-8

Event Date: Dec. 10, 2015, at 6.00 p.m. EST

Explore STEM on Station where NASA is celebrating the “One Year Crew” and their year-long mission to the International Space Station (ISS). This webinar will also explore NASA STEM online resources, lesson plans, videos and up-to-the minute education news, while integrating the NGSS, to discover how to bring space into your classroom.

Register online to participate http://bit.ly/1HAqKAo.

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NASA National Community College Aerospace Scholars (Deadline: Dec. 15, 2015)

The National Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) is an online workshop for community college students interested in exploring careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program culminates in a three-day, in-person learning experience at a NASA center.

As part of the program, students will take part in a five-week online workshop, participating in discussions and live video chats with NASA experts and various mission design challenges. Students will have the opportunity to spend three days at a NASA center, getting an inside look at NASA missions and science, networking with NASA scientists and engineers, and developing a presentation to showcase their work to a panel of judges.

For information about requirements and details, visit http://go.nasa.gov/1XsioBT. The application deadline for spring 2015: Dec. 15, 2015 at 12 p.m. PST.

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The High Altitude Student Platform (Deadline: Dec. 18, 2015)

NASA is accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate university students to fly their science and technology experiments to the edge of space on a scientific balloon mission. A fall 2016 launch is planned for the next High Altitude Student Platform (HASP) mission, a joint project between NASA and the Louisiana Space Consortium (LaSPACE) in Baton Rouge. The deadline for applications is Dec. 18, 2015.

Interested school teams should contact Greg Guzik at guzik@phunds.phys.lsu.edu for more information. General and participant information is available at http://bit.ly/1PWlRnR.

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NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies Seek Students for Climate Research Initiative (Deadline: March 16, 2016)

The NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative is a summer internship opportunity for high school and undergraduate students to work directly with NASA scientists in a NASA research project associated with the science related to climate change. High school interns will work for 40 hours per week for a six-week period in the summer session and undergraduate students work full time for eight weeks to complete a research project. Interns will create a scientific research paper and presentation and present their scientific poster at a STEM symposium.

All applicants must be U.S. citizens who are at least 16 years old and reside within a 50-mile radius of the Goddard Institute for Space Studies located in New York City. Applications are due March 1, 2016.

For more information, visit http://smdepo.org/post/8474. Please direct inquiries about the NASA GISS Climate Change Research Initiative to Matthew Pearce at matthew.d.pearce@nasa.gov.

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NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowships Program Accepting Proposals for 2016-2017 Academic Year (Deadline: Feb. 1, 2016)

The NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship program is soliciting applications from accredited U.S. universities on behalf of individuals pursuing masters or doctoral degrees in earth and space sciences, or related disciplines, for the 2016-2017 academic year. Awards resulting from the competitive selection will be training grants to the respective universities, with the advisor serving as the principal investigator. Initially, NESSF awards are made for one year and may be renewed for up to two additional years, contingent upon satisfactory progress and the availability of funds. The maximum amount of a NESSF award is $30,000 per year.

Proposals for this opportunity are due February 1, 2016. For more information about this solicitation, visit http://go.nasa.gov/1H34oH3.

Questions about Earth Science Research NESSF opportunities should be directed to Claire Macaulay at Claire.I.Macaulay@nasa.gov. Questions about Heliophysics Research, Planetary Science Research and Astrophysics Research opportunities should be directed to Dolores Holland at hq-nessf-Space@nasa.gov.

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Saturn Talk by Carolyn Porco; Latest in YouTube Silicon Valley Series

The YouTube Channel for the Silicon Valley Astronomy Lectures now features a recent, visually stunning talk by Dr. Carolyn Porco on ten years of Cassini-Huygens exploration of the Saturn system. She takes us through the many discoveries made about Saturn, its complex ring system, and its intriguing moons (especially Titan, with its thick atmosphere, and Enceladus, with its salt-water geysers.)

The channel includes 42 other illustrated talks, including a personal preview of the New Horizons encounter with Mark Showalter, a Dawn mission review by Marc Rayman, and a discussion of black widow pulsars by Roger Romani. The talks in this series have now had nearly three quarters of a million views from around the world. They are free for any educational use at: http://www.youtube.com/svastronomylectures. This series is co-sponsored by NASA’s Ames Research Center.

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