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Planetary Data in Education Community
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Planetary Data in Education Community


Examples of Programs

Mars Student Imaging Project
Teams of students in grades 5 through college sophomore level will have the opportunity to work with scientists, mission planners and educators on the THEMIS team at ASU’s Mars Space Flight Facility, to image a site on Mars using the THEMIS visible wavelength camera onboard the Mars Odyssey spacecraft.

My NASA Data
Mentoring and inquiry using NASA Data for Atmospheric and earth science for Teachers and Amateurs (MY NASA DATA) is a project to enable K–12 teachers and students, as well as citizen scientists, to explore the large volumes of data that NASA collects about the Earth from space. Students use scientific inquiry and math skills as they access and display microsets of the Earth System.

Project Spectra
Project SPECTRA! is a science and engineering program for 6th–12th grade students, focusing on how light is used to explore the Solar System.  The program emphasizes hands-on activities, like building a spectragraph, as well as the use of real data to solve scientific questions.

Student Observation Network
Student Observation Network modules allow students to discover answers to some of the questions that excite NASA scientists about solar storms, climate change, and exploring for life. Each SON module features a question to be answered or problem to be solved. To help answer the question or solve the problem, students will learn how to make their own observations and how to compare them with NASA data

Exploring the Environment
The 25 online modules and activities put students in problem-based learning scenarios based on actual situations. The modules cover topics such as weather, population growth, biodiversity, land use patterns, volcanoes, water pollution, and global warming. Students use remote sensing and other techniques to formulate problem statements, collect and analyze data, prepare and present their findings, and recommend solutions.





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