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National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2015
The NASA Education Implementation Plan (NEIP) provides an understanding of the role of NASA in advancing the nation's STEM education and workforce pipeline. The document outlines the roles and responsibilities that NASA Education has in approaching and achieving the agency's and administration's strategic goals in STEM Education. The specific…
Descriptors: Agency Role, STEM Education, Educational Objectives, Alignment (Education)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2013
With just a few materials, building a paper model of the International Space Station (ISS) can become an excellent group, troop, or class project. This publication contains a brief overview of the ISS, its parts, the science that occurs on board, instructions, and extensions for an interdisciplinary technology experience. Discover more about the…
Descriptors: Space Sciences, Space Exploration, Science Instruction, Simulation
Vogt, Gregory L.; Shearer, Deborah A. – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2011
Among the thousands of questions that need to be answered before astronauts travel to distant planets and asteroids are questions related to the astronauts themselves. How much food will they need and what foods can they take? We are fortunate on Earth to have an amazing variety of foods to eat. When astronauts do go to Mars and other…
Descriptors: Space Sciences, Space Exploration, Nutrition, Food
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2011
The people at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are passionate about their work. NASA's missions are exciting to learners of all ages. Since its creation in 1958, NASA's people have been passionate about sharing their inspiring discoveries, research and exploration with students and educators. When retired Marine Corps General…
Descriptors: Program Design, Student Interests, Science Interests, Government School Relationship
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2010
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Engineers at Marshall Space Flight Center, Dryden Flight Research Center, and their partners at other NASA centers and in private industry are currently developing X-33, a prototype to test technologies for the next generation of space transportation. This single-stage-to-orbit reusable launch…
Descriptors: Space Sciences, Astronomy, Engineering, Worksheets
Schneider, Twila, Ed. – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2010
This educator guide is organized into seven chapters: (1) Overview; (2) The Design Challenge; (3) Connections to National Curriculum Standards; (4) Preparing to Teach; (5) Classroom Sessions; (6) Opportunities for Extension; and (7) Teacher Resources. Chapter 1 provides information about Environmental Control and Life Support Systems used on NASA…
Descriptors: Glossaries, Web Sites, Technological Literacy, Space Sciences
Tuchscherer, Tyson – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2010
The Calculator Controlled Robots activities are designed to engage students in hands-on inquiry-based missions. These activities address National science and technology standards, as well as specifically focusing on mathematics content and process standards. There are ten missions and three exploration extensions that provide activities for up to…
Descriptors: Graphing Calculators, Educational Technology, Robotics, Discovery Learning
Dana, Judi; Kock, Meri; Lewis, Mike; Peterson, Bruce; Stowe, Steve – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2010
The many activities contained in this teaching guide emphasize hands-on involvement, prediction, data collection and interpretation, teamwork, and problem solving. The guide also contains background information about aeronautical research that can help students learn how airplanes fly. Following the background sections are a series of activities…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Space Sciences, Teaching Guides, Educational Resources
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2008
For the past 15 years, the number of American college students earning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees has continued to decrease. By 2010, it is projected the national demand for STEM employees will rise by 10 percent. The Education Communication Strategy identifies the steps National Aeronautics and Space…
Descriptors: Communication Strategies, College Students, Aviation Technology, Educational Opportunities
Lockwood, Jeff – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2008
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) is one of the biggest employers of engineers in the world--about 90,000 among its own employees and its corporate partners. So it's not surprising that NASA wants kids to learn more about engineering, become interested in the things engineers do, and experience the world of engineering…
Descriptors: Engineering, Space Exploration, Astronomy, Aviation Technology
Huegele, Vince; Hill, Kristy; Terry, Brenda – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2008
This guide was prepared as a tool useful for informal education venues (4-H, Boys and Girls Clubs, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, etc.), science clubs and related programs, and can be adopted for formal education settings. An exciting and productive study in rocket science can be implemented using the selected activities for the above-mentioned…
Descriptors: Space Sciences, Informal Education, Clubs, Scientific Principles
Shearer, Deborah A.; Vogt, Gregory L. – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2008
This guide provides teachers and students many opportunities. Chapters within the guide present the history of rocketry, National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) 21st Century Space Exploration Policy, rocketry principles, and practical rocketry. These topics lay the foundation for what follows--a wealth of dynamic rocket science…
Descriptors: Space Exploration, Science Activities, Class Activities, Learning Activities
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2007
Field Trip to the Moon uses an inquiry-based learning approach that fosters team building and introduces participants to careers in science and engineering. The program components include the Field Trip to the Moon DVD [not included here], Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO)/Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) Activities, and…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Informal Education, Workshops, Astronomy
Haddad, Nick; McWilliams, Harold; Wagoner, Paul – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2007
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Engineers at Marshall Space Flight Center, and their partners at other NASA centers and in private industry, are designing and beginning to develop the next generation of spacecraft to transport cargo, equipment, and human explorers to space. These vehicles--the Ares I and Ares V launch…
Descriptors: Space Exploration, Space Sciences, Heat, Secondary School Science
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2007
The Field Trip to the Moon program uses an inquiry-based learning approach that fosters team building and introduces young people to careers in science and engineering. The program components include the Field Trip to the Moon show (either on DVD or presented in a planetarium dome) and workshop investigations. The compelling show provides…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Workshops, Museums, Recreational Facilities
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