Audience: All Educators and Students
Launch Date: Sept. 12, 2017, at 5:17 p.m. EDT
Tune in to NASA TV next Tuesday to watch astronaut and former classroom teacher Joe Acaba and his Expedition 53-54 crewmates Mark Vande Hei and Alexander Misurkin launch to the International Space Station. Shortly after they return in February 2018, astronaut and former classroom teacher Ricky Arnold will launch to the space station as part of the Expedition 55-56 crew. Keep an eye out for another upcoming launch – “A Year of Education on Station” website — for opportunities and resources designed to connect educators and students with Acaba’s and Arnold’s missions.
Audience: Educators of Grades 3-8
Event Date: Sept. 11, 2017, at 5 p.m. EDT
Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for free 60-minute webinar. Participants will learn about the engineering design process and explore methods of implementing culturally responsive bilingual activities and lessons. Online registration required.
Audience: 9-12 Educators and Students
Kick-Off Event: Sept. 9, 2017, at 1 p.m. EDT
Registration Deadline: Sept. 27, 2017
Teams of U.S. high school students are challenged to design a software program for small satellites called SPHERES that operate inside the cabin of the International Space Station. Finalists will have their codes sent to the station, where an astronaut will program the SPHERES to run their tests. Visit the site on Sept. 9, 2017, at 1 p.m. EDT, to watch this year's live kickoff event.
Audience: In-service, Pre-service, Home School and Informal Educators
The NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative (EPDC) at Texas State University is presenting a series of free webinars open to all educators. Join NASA education specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and resources that bring NASA into your classroom. Registration is required to participate. To register, simply click on the link provided beneath the webinar description.
August 16, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. ET: Exploring Beyond the Planets: Understanding Asteroids (Grades 5-12) — Participants will get an overview of asteroids and learn about NASA resources for studying these indicators of our solar system’s history. Specific applications of these activities will be discussed. This webinar addresses the Next Generation Science Standard ESS1. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/242608
August 17, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. ET: Exploring Beyond the Planets: All About Moons(Grades 5-12) — This webinar will discuss the many types of moons found in our solar system and what we can learn from them. Specific NASA resources related to moons will be incorporated throughout the presentation. This webinar addresses the Next Generation Science Standard ESS1. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/242614
August 23 2017, at 4:00 p.m. ET: Exploring Beyond the Planets: NASA and Star Wars — The Connections Are Strong in This One! (Grades K-12) — Are planets like those in “Star Wars” really out there? NASA plans to find out. Join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for a free 60-minute webinar to learn about exoplanets and the search for habitable worlds. Bring this topic to your classroom with a NASA STEM lesson plan that focuses on sequencing, comparing and contrasting. Register online to participate. https://www.etouches.com/249124
August 24, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. ET: Solar Eclipse 2017: So It Rained — What Did You Miss?(Grades K-12) — If you didn’t see the 2017 solar eclipse, what did you miss? Even if you watched the event, join the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development Collaborative at Texas State University for a free 60-minute webinar to explore the science, views and videos of the eclipse that were recorded by NASA and citizen scientists across the U.S. NASA STEM solar resources for the classroom will be presented for your use year-round. And be prepared to share your eclipse stories. Register online to participate. https://www.eiseverywhere.com/265514
For the NASA STEM Educator Professional Development webinar schedule, go to: http://www.txstate-epdc.net/events/
NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center is uploading hundreds of historic aeronautic research videos to their YouTube channel. These are great for enthusiasts and educators. Check them out!