Host a Launch Event in Your Classroom!
Launch may be over, but there are plenty of ways to re-live it in your classroom. Using the current SDO mission as a hook, it's easy to engage your students in authentic science. Check out these ideas:
Feel free to get creative! The SDO team will do our best to support you on our end with live communications from the SDO team. One possible scenario includes:
Questions? Contact me for more info!
I want to be like... NSTA investigates how TV portrays scientists
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by Jennifer Hammond
I've been working on a series of children's science story books along with a colleague from Allentown PA. There will be three, the first called "The Day Joshua Jumped Too Much," that will all address a different solar science topic. The unique thing about these books is the Concept Enhancement Lesson Plan that will accompany each book. They are designed with elementary teachers in mind, and include math, science, language arts and reading connections - even a bulletin board idea! Teachers can use them to make a unit out of the concept or just use the book for story time - its up to them. The books will be distributed through workshops at Goddard and at the National NSTA conference. I'm excited, we've been dreaming these up for quite a while now. Check it out!
Lessons, Resources, and Stuff...
Solar Dynamics Observatory for Educators
Science - Class - LOTS of great lessons!
NASA Education Site
NASA SMD Portal
Follow an Astronomer on Twitter!
Student Observation Network - Solar Energy
A Day at Goddard
Highschool science teachers are invited to visit Goddard Space Flight Center for a personalized, career focused field trip. Students will see the Visitor Center, meet a scientist and engineer, tour the testing facilities, and conduct an inquiry based lab on center. Sound good? Live in the DC metro area? Register!