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Careers in Mining
Careers in mining offer the opportunity for world travel, good income and the opportunity to make a difference. Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM subjects) are used by mining professionals throughout the industry. Listen to these interviews to see how interest in STEM subjects can lead to a rewarding career in the mining industry.

Free "NASA’s Journey to Mars" Planetarium/Dome Show
"NASA's Journey to Mars" is a short planetarium presentation that can be used in the educational domes of your school district, as well as local planetariums, to inspire interest in STEM. Learn how you can acquire the show for use in your area.

Space Shuttle Thermal Protective Tiles and Blankets Available for Educational Use
NASA invites eligible U.S. educational institutions and museums to request space shuttle thermal protective tiles, space shuttle thermal protective blankets and other special items offered on a first-come, first-serve basis while quantities last.

Mars Survival Kit: Lessons and Activities to Guide Your Exploration of Mars!
The Mars Survival Kit is a collection of educational activities for students in grades K-12. Each educational activity includes a brief description, as well as information about how the activities and lessons align to the Next Generation Science Standards.

Online Tool: Climate Inspector
The Climate Inspector is an interactive Web application that builds on GIS mapping and graphing capabilities to visualize projected temperature and precipitation changes throughout the 21st century. With the Climate Inspector, users can explore how temperature and precipitation may change to investigate climate changes around the globe and through time; inspect climate trends, variability, and uncertainty; and download maps and data at approximately 1° spatial resolution.

New Traveling Exhibit - Protecting Our Home
The Center for Lunar Science and Exploration at the Lunar and Planetary Institute has a new traveling library exhibit available for loan. The exhibit, Protecting our Home, discusses the threat of impacts from asteroids, the damage they can cause, and how scientists are studying asteroids to better understand how to mitigate potential impacts from space.

NASA Space Place Website: Play Helios!
The sun generates all that heat, light, and other energy from fusion. Protons and neutrons smash together in a reaction that releases lots of energy. Experience the excitement for yourself in Helios, a game about fusion on NASA Space Place.

25 Biggest Turning Points in Earth's History
This BBC website has a timeline of Earth's history, with short descriptions and videos describing the important points in the history of our planet.

What's Up in the Atmosphere? (Elementary)
New Elementary GLOBE book on aerosols, with four activities: See the Light, Up in the Air, Why (Not) So Blue?, and Sky Observers.

NASA eClips: Real World (Middle School)
NASA eClips are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections. The Real World series of NASA eClips connects classroom mathematics to 21st century careers and innovations and are designed for middle school students to develop an appreciation for mathematics through real-world problem solving.

Announcing EONET: The Earth Observatory Natural Event Tracker
Browse the entire globe using specialized client applications (e.g., NASA WorldView, Google Earth) to look for natural events as they occur through NASA’s Earth Observatory Group's EONET: The Earth Observatory Natural Event Tracker.