Website Find - NASA Education

In honor of World Space Week, I encourage you to check out NASA Education.  NASA has developed quite a useful site for educators! 

From the site:
"As the United States begins the second century of flight, the Nation must maintain its commitment to excellence in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education to ensure that the next generation of Americans can accept the full measure of their roles and responsibilities in shaping the future....
NASA will continue to pursue three major education goals:
-- Strengthening NASA and the Nation's future workforce
-- Attracting and retaining students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, disciplines
-- Engaging Americans in NASA's mission"

Some of the items you will find on this site:
  • Subscription to a weekly email with education opportunities
  • Lesson plans & teaching materials searchable by keyword, subject and grade level
  • Links to other useful materials, including NASA Galleries which provide lots of images and videos that you or students can use copyright-free (.gov materials are public domain unless otherwise noted)
Talking about Hurricane Matthew?  Show your students the videos from the International Space Station as it flew over the hurricane (it gives a great perspective of "eye of the storm").

Teaching about plants? Participate in a live video chat with a researcher studying plants on the space station.

Looking for pictures to better illustrate objects in space?  Search through the image library for extensive photos from many sources, including the Hubble Telescope.

A whole host of resources to supplement your studies of our planet and the skies around us. 

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