Join Capt. Howard Baugh Jr, a Tuskegee Airman, Dr. Lin Chambers of the NASA Langley Research Center, and students as they soar through the clouds at the intersection of history & science as NASA and Tuskegee Airmen discuss early frontiers of aviation.
The NASA Langley Research Center Distance Learning Network and the Science Directorate present a virtual discussion reviewing what contrails are and how they are made, why it is important to study contrails and their effects on the atmosphere, and personal experiences from the Tuskegee Airmen in the early days of aviation.
- To view the webcast please visit: http://science-edu.larc.nasa.gov/contrail-edu/contrails-edu-movie/
- For more information and resources on Contrail Education please visit: http://science-edu.larc.nasa.gov/contrail-edu/
- For future Distance Learning Network opportunities and webinars please visit: http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/dln/index.html
Earth System Science Resources from WGBH’s NOVA and MY NASA DATA—Webinar for Middle School and High School Educators
—Webinar for Middle School and High School Educators
(June 12th, 6:00pm EST)
Join WGBH’s NOVA and the MY NASA DATA team for a presentation about new Earth system science resources for middle school and high school educators. Hear about NOVA Education’s collection of free, standards-based media resources that highlight important concepts in Earth system science using video from new NOVA programs. Additionally, learn how to use the MY NASA DATA website to bring NASA data into your classroom and provide students with real-world science experiences. Register for the webinar here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YLMF8GQ.
**NOTE: The satellite ‘match emails’ are back up and running, The FLASHFlux Team has re-processed the satellite data to account for improvements in the algorithm. Please enter any observations and submit your reports that you may have held onto, match emails resumed 4/17.** Read the rest of this entry »
In March , NASA launched an exciting new partnership with Lockheed Martin to engage students in America’s next phase of human space exploration. The Exploration Design Challenge (EDC) invites students from kindergarten through 12th grade to learn more about one of the biggest challenges NASA faces before sending humans beyond low-Earth orbit: space radiation. Through a series of age-appropriate activities, participants will learn about radiation and its effects on humans and hardware destined for asteroids, Mars or other deep space locations. Orion is the vehicle for these space destinations and will make its maiden test flight in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »
The Students’ Cloud Observations On-Line (S’COOL) lesson Visual Opacity addresses the Next Generation Science Standard MS-PS4-2 Develop and use a model to describe that waves are reflected, absorbed, or transmitted through various materials. The lesson guides students in colleting information about the opacity of clouds as they examine the amount of the sun’s energy that is being allowed to travel through the cloud. In addition, the lesson includes cross-curriculum extensions that can be used to incorporate technology and English standards.
The Museo Delle Scienze in Trentino, Italy and the icleen; interrogarsi su clima ed energia website highlighted the S’COOL Project! With 48 Cloud Observing S’COOL schools and over 1,000 observations Italy is one of S’COOLs top observing countries.
Participants thank you for your interest in Students’ Cloud Observations On-Line (S’COOL), we appreciate the observations! You are an important piece of the puzzle, helping NASA Scientists answer the question, “What effect clouds have on the Earth’s climate?”
The S’COOL Observation processes contains a few easy steps:
- Request Satellite Overpass times; this provides you with a 30 minute window to observe the clouds above you while a satellite passes over your observation location.
- Observe and Report; A S’COOL report form can be found on the S’COOL website to help you collect your cloud data, then enter your data online and submit it to the S’COOL Team.
- Explore your data; A ‘match email’ will be sent to you with your ground observation and the satellite data side by side. Compare the data and send us any comments on the similarities and differences.
**NOTE: Satellite ‘match emails’ are currently on hold, The FLASHFlux Team is currently re-processing the satellite data to account for improvements in the algorithm. Please continue to observe and submit your reports as normal, match emails will be sent once processing catches back up to the present.**
Thank you for you patience,
From 15 March–22 April (Earth Day) the GLOBE Program Office will accept entries for the 2013 Virtual Conference taking place 06–31 May.
The GLOBE Virtual Student Conference is a fantastic opportunity for GLOBE students to showcase their research investigations and to have their projects reviewed by scientists and fellow students.
For more information please visit the following links
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