Category Archives: Education

Exploration of the Moon and Asteroids by Secondary Students (ExMASS)


The Exploration of the Moon and Asteroids by Secondary Students (ExMASS) program is managed by the Center for Lunar Science and Exploration (CLSE), one of nine teams with the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute. ExMASS is an academic year-long, national standards-based lunar/asteroid research program that envelops students in the process of science. Working alongside their teachers and a scientist advisor, students undertake authentic, open-inquiry research projects that engage them in the process of science. At the end of the year, student research is reviewed by a panel of scientists. The top four teams present their research to this panel of scientists, competing for a chance to present their work at the Exploration Science Forum held at the NASA Ames Research Center in the summer. Applications for the 2017-2018 ExMASS program are due by March 31.

The Educator Event @HMNS January 21


The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents The Educator Event at the museum on Saturday, January 21 from 8 am to 1 pm. This conference-style event gives educators a unique chance to learn about the educational opportunities provided by museums, educational nonprofits, and local organizations in and around Houston. Attendees will earn three hours of CPE credit by attending a variety of exciting hands-on workshops. Registration is free for all educators. Sign up today.

Universe in the Classroom Electronic Newsletter

uitc93-1The Universe in the Classroom is an electronic educational newsletter for teachers and other educators around the world who want to help students of all ages learn more about the wonders of the universe. The Fall 2016 issue is available online now. The feature article is “Getting Ready for the All American Eclipse! An NGSS Storyline Approach to Classroom Instruction.”