The Mars Survival Kit is a collection of lessons and educational activities for students in grades K-12 designed to guide their exploration of Mars. Each educational activity includes a brief description, as well as information about how the activities and lessons align to science standards.
This year Earth Science Week will be held from October 8 – 14 and will celebrate the theme “Earth and Human Activity.” This year’s event, the 20th annual Earth Science Week celebration, promotes awareness of what geoscience tells us about human interaction with the planet’s natural systems and processes. The 2017 Earth Science Week Toolkit will ship starting in August 2017, but advance orders are being taken now.
Science WOW! features NASA’s latest science education offerings delivered “Weekly on Wednesdays.” Each week’s message kicks off with a science question-and-answer and a featured science education tool. It also delivers the latest science education opportunities, including professional development webinars, student contests, workshops, lectures and more.
A free 2017 solar eclipse guide designed primarily for public libraries and the communities they serve is available online to download and print. The “All-American” Eclipse: A Guide for Public Libraries and Their Communities was written by Andrew Fraknoi of Foothill College and Dennis Schatz of the Pacific Science Center and can be found on the Science-Technology Activities & Resources for Libraries (STAR_Net) website.
NASA eClips are short, relevant educational video segments designed to inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections. Playlists are for all levels, kindergarten through adult lifelong learner.
Find out all about eclipse history. Check out Eclipse 101.
A MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission) outreach webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24 at 7 pm EST (4 PM PST). Dr. Shannon Curry from the University of California Berkeley will discuss how planetary bodies such as Mars and Venus can be used to provide insight into how atmospheres evolve, as scientists model and begin to observe directly the atmospheres of exoplanets. This professional development opportunity is for formal and informal educators, troop leaders, museum docents, and others interested in MAVEN and Mars science.
The United States Geological Survey has an education handout listing links to 3-D paper models and accompanying educator guides to help teach geologic concepts.
Celebrate Earth Day with NASA science data. NASA invites you to virtually adopt a piece of Earth as seen from space. Just type your name and you will get a randomly assigned location somewhere on Earth to explore. Adopt the Planet!