Learning from the Frontier: Getting Planetary Data in the Hands of Educators
March 14, 2004
Library for Earth Science Education (DLESE)
DLESE is an effort sponsored by the National Science Foundation involving educators, students, and scientists working together to improve teaching and learning about the Earth system. DLESE provides support services, including access to Earth datasets and imagery, access to tools and interfaces that enable data use in educational settings, and s upport services to help educators and learners effectively create, use, and share educational resources. DLESE resources include electronic materials for both teachers and learners, such as lesson plans, maps, images, datasets, visualizations, assessment activities, curriculum, and online courses.
Center for Image
Processing in Education (CIPE)
CIPE, a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1992 as an outgrowth of the Image Processing for Teaching project of the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory at the University of Arizona. CIPE promotes the use of visualization technologies for educational applications and develops discovery-based instructional materials that help educators use digital image analysis and geographic information systems (GIS) to teach science and mathematics.
Valley Radio Telescope (GAVRT)
GAVRT is a partnership among NASA, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and The Lewis Center for Educational Research in Apple Valley, California. K-12 students and teachers work with space scientists to control a 34-meter radio telescope to learn more about radio astronomy and to introduce students to the process of science.
Explorer Schools (NES)
NES establishes a three-year partnership between NASA and school teams, consisting of teachers and education administrators from diverse communities across the country. While partnered with NASA, NES teams acquire and use new teaching resources and technology tools for grades 4-9 using NASA's unique content, experts, and other resources.
Planetary Data Systems
The PDS archives and distributes scientific data from NASA planetary missions, astronomical observations, and laboratory measurements.