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.
A recent American Geophysical Union Plainspoken Scientist blog entry discusses the power of art in science education.
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!
Make plans to join the LPI in a celebration of Earth Day on Saturday, April 22, at Exploration Green, a 200-acre green space in the heart of Clear Lake City that serves as an environmental refuge dedicated to conservation, recreation and flood control. This free community event will take place from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Enjoy kids’ activities and games, guided tours, and six miles of walking and bike trails.
Space Center Houston will host its first Sensory Friendly Evening designed specifically for children with sensory sensitivities and their families 5:30 – 9 pm on Thursday, April 20. Individuals diagnosed with conditions such as, but not limited to, autism spectrum disorder and sensory processing disorder are invited to explore in a reduced sensory environment with modified lightning, music and sound effects. A limited number of tickets are available for this private event to allow visitors to enjoy Space Center Houston without crowds. Find out more and purchase tickets online.
Explore the Earth and space with NASA Space Place. It’s a great place for students, parents, and educators to find games, crafts, activities, Fact of the Day, and more.