Using Authentic Science in the Classroom: NASA’s Coordinated Efforts to Enhance STEM Education

Lawton, Brandon and Schwerin, Theresa and Low, Russanne (2015) Using Authentic Science in the Classroom: NASA’s Coordinated Efforts to Enhance STEM Education. In: Celebrating Science: Putting Education Best Practices to Work. Astronomical Society of the Pacific Conference Series, pp. 75-83.

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Abstract

A key NASA education goal is to attract and retain students in science, technology engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines. When teachers engage students in the examination of authentic data derived from NASA satellite missions, they simultaneously build 21st century technology skills as well as core content knowledge about the Earth and space. In this session, we highlight coordinated efforts by NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) Education and Public Outreach (EPO) programs to enhance educator accessibility to data resources, distribute state-of-the-art data tools and expand pathways for educators to find and use data resources. The group discussion explores how NASA SMD EPO efforts can further improve teacher access to authentic NASA data, identifies the types of tools and lessons most requested by the community, and explores how communication and collaboration between product developers and classroom educators using data tools and products can be enhanced.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Astronomy Education Research
Depositing User: Dr Michael Fitzgerald
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2017 09:15
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2018 09:26
URI: http://istardb.org/id/eprint/1219

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