Quest's primary goal is to connect you to the people and science of NASA.
We do this through "events" that involve live encounters with
the people who make NASA's goals a reality.
Events may be stand alone or involve a series of offerings
over an extended period of time. Events are made up of a combination of
any or all of the following ingredients:
are video offerings provided over the Internet, allowing you to view
the action from your computer monitor.
accompany webcasts, allowing you to participate by asking the NASA
expert questions. Webchats may also stand alone, as you communicate
with a NASA expert in text only.
|| Forums are extended
"chats" that often include several NASA experts. Questions are placed
in the room and experts check in periodically to answer the questions.
involve interaction between classrooms in design and/or decision making
processes, usually overseen by a NASA Expert.
To accompany these live events, NASA Quest provides you
with profiles of the experts, journals
of their day-to-day activities, and background information
on the projects in which they are involved. Additionally, some of NASA
Quest's events include a variety of lesson helps
or lesson plans. With the proper teacher guidance, students will learn
Additionally, students will experience
the excitement and inspiration accrued from interacting live with someone
who works for NASA. We expect that all participants will read the online
profile of the expert (and any journals or previous chats available). This
can be done either individually or with the teacher (depending on students'
age). See our teaching tips.
- research an area of expertise by
reading the expert's profile
- formulate quality questions
- improve writing skills
Participation in an event can be simple as long as you plan
ahead. For instructions for the newcomer, see "How
Do I Participate?" at left. See the Calendar
of Events for this year's offerings.