Resources for Learning
NASA Education Program Site
- A comprehensive collection of educational activities and programs
available to teachers and students offered through NASA.
Office of Space Science
Forum - This site is one of four NASA Office of Space Science
Education/Public Outreach Forums. These pages are a public resource
for finding all the current information from NASA about our solar
system, i.e., the other planets, comets, asteroids, and moons.
Space Science Education Resource Directory - This directory
is a convenient way to find NASA space science products for use
in classrooms, science museums, planetariums, and other settings.
New Millennium Program
Educational and Public Outreach - The New Millennium Program
and its Missions focus on such issues as supporting and augmenting
good models of existing science education programs rather than
creating entirely new ones; identifying specifics ways to integrate
program and mission content into existing educational delivery
systems; and inspiring underrepresented minorities to get involved
and stay involved in science.
Telescopes in Education (TIE) - The TIE program brings
the opportunity to use a remotely controlled telescope and charge-coupled
device (CCD) camera in a real-time, hands-on, interactive environment
to students around the world. TIE enables students to increase
their knowledge of astronomy, astrophysics, and mathematics; improve
their computer literacy; and strengthen their critical thinking
- AIRS Educational Outreach Program - It is only relatively
recently, perhaps in the last 20 years, that clouds have been
recognized as important components of Earth's weather and climate
system. Before that time, they were often thought of as pretty
ornaments that were passive indicators of short-term weather
conditions. Now we know that clouds are active elements that
play a crucial role in determining conditions on our planet.
Oceanography Distributed Active Archive Center (PODAAC)
- PODAAC at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory archives and distributes
data relevant to the physical state of the oceans. The PODAAC
is part of EOSDIS, the information system for NASA's Earth Observing
System (EOS) project.
Winds Education and Outreach - By tracking the wind speed
and direction over the world's oceans, scatterometry helps weather
forecasters, storm detectors, ship routers, oil producers, and
food producers. The Scatterometer Program Office is committed
to meeting the increasing requests for educational resources
about NASA's Space and Earth Science activities. Several new
products being developed for the release in late 1998 include
updated multidisciplinary curricula on Global Climate in conjunction
with "behind-the-scenes" news and stories from the SeaWinds
- Seeing Earth in a New Way - NASA has developed an exciting
interactive education program for use in the classroom. The
SIR-C Education (SIR-CED) Program's primary component, is a
CD-ROM entitled Seeing the Earth in a NEW Way: The SIR-C
Missions of Endeavour. It is an excellent discovery tool,
and shows how looking at Earth in different wavelengths, revels
entirely new aspects of our home planet. The CD includes images,
videos, lesson plans, and classroom presentation materials.
SIR-CED also includes slide sets, videos, posters, and teacher
- Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) - SRTM was launched
February 11, 2000 aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour on an eleven
day mission to map Earth in three dimensions. Two radar antennae
separated by a 60 meter (200 foot) mast used the technique of
radar interferometry to acquire data to produce the most detailed,
near global map ever. The SRTM's Public Outreach and education
page has imaging radar and map information for teachers, and
some interesting activities for students.
- The Space InfraRed Telescope Facility (SIRTF) Education and
Outreach - Teacher resources and classroom activities on
the topic of infrared light.
- TOPEX/Poseidon Educational Outreach - From the folks who
brought you space images of El Niño here is information
on oceans, climate, and satellite altimetry resources for kids
teachers, and the general public.
- Mars Exploration Program - The Mars Exploration Education
Program seeks to educate teachers and students with diverse
backgrounds, in a gender sensitive manner, over a wide geographic
area of the United States in grades Kindergarten through 12.
The secondary focus of the effort is to reach and educate the
public at large.
- Mars activities
- includes curriculum and lesson plans.
- Cassini Teacher Guide - Teacher guide that includes lesson
plans and resources for this exciting mission to Saturn.
- Saturn activities - intended for integration into a unit
focusing on Saturn.
|The Outer Planets
- Outer Planets/Solar Probe Educational Outreach - Pluto Express
can truly involve and inspire our young people and serve as
a model for overcoming the most difficult obstacles and achieving
success as a nation and individuals. Experience with educational
public outreach activities indicate that interest in exploring
Pluto, in a sense our "gateway to the stars," is high. The excitement
of the technical challenges as well as the uniqueness of the
endeavor provide fertile ground to engage students, teachers,
and public as active participants during all phases of the mission
including development, cruise, encounter, and data analysis.
Ideas for integrating NASA Quest
into your curriculum.