Teaching Force and Motion With Rocket Activities

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Teaching Force and Motion With Rocket Activities


Audience: Educators of Grades 4-10
Event Date: Jan. 11, 2018, at 5 p.m. EST
Contact: susan.m.kohler@nasa.gov

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar. This project-based STEAM webinar will guide participants through hands-on and inquiry-based learning activities related to forces, motion, and the engineering design process. Lessons that will be explored in this webinar include Stomp Rockets, Foam Rockets, Green Propellant Rockets and Balloon Rockets. Online registration is required.
 

Free ‘STEM in 30’ Webcast — How Do We Know What’s Out There?

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Free ‘STEM in 30’ Webcast — How Do We Know What’s Out There?


Audience: Grade 6-8 Educators and Students
Event Date: May 16, 2018, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. EDT
Contact: STEMin30@si.edu

From using the naked eye to the Hubble Space Telescope, we can observe the universe in many different ways. Join the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum for this fast-paced webcast to explore the science behind observing our universe and the equipment allowing us to see farther and farther out.
 

NASA Internships and Fellowships — Summer 2018 Opportunities

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NASA Internships and Fellowships — Summer 2018 Opportunities


Audience: Informal Education Institutions
Audience: High School, Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Application Deadline: March 1, 2018
Contact: https://intern.nasa.gov/oic/

NASA Internships and Fellowships provide students at all types of institutions access to a portfolio of opportunities offered agencywide. The online application for NASA Internships and Fellowships enables students to easily access, register and complete the application, as well as search and apply for up to 15 opportunities. A completed application places the student in the applicant pool for consideration by all NASA mentors.
 

#TeacherOnBoard Ricky Arnold and Guardians of the Galaxy Super Heroes Launch to Station in 2018!

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#TeacherOnBoard Ricky Arnold and Guardians of the Galaxy Super Heroes Launch to Station in 2018!


Audience: Students Ages 13-18
Entry Deadline: Jan. 31, 2018
Contact: JSC-STEMonStation@mail.nasa.gov

The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space and Marvel Entertainment are challenging students to design a microgravity experiment based on the characteristics of popular Marvel comics super heroes — Rocket and Groot. Two student-submitted concepts for the Guardians of the Galaxy Space Station Challenge will become official space station experiments. Who knows? Maybe former classroom teacher and astronaut Ricky Arnold will conduct the experiments during his 2018 mission.

Find more ways to bring NASA into your classroom during NASA’s A Year of Education on Station, a celebration of an almost 12-month presence of a teacher on board the International Space Station.
 

NASA Aeronautics: Elementary Balloons and Kites

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NASA Aeronautics: Elementary Balloons and Kites
Audience: Educators of Grades K-5
Event Date: Jan. 18, 2018, at 5 p.m. EST
Contact: susan.m.kohler@nasa.gov

Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar. Participants will learn how to use aeronautic teaching guides to teach STEAM lessons that incorporate children’s literature and art. By using popular children’s books, students are engaged in the cross-cutting principles and the science and engineering process skills of the Next Generation Science Standards. Online registration is required.