Earth Day Celebrations

This year, the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, found students engaged with NASA science like never before. Students of all ages on field trips made their way to the National Mall and Union Station to participate in hands-on science activities with NASA scientists and educators. The general public, too, enjoyed the opportunity to stop and learn more about our home planet, straight from the experts.

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Created 2015.05.05
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The Making of an Icon: Earthrise

The image known as Earthrise, perhaps the most famous photograph of the Earth from space, documents the moment when our planet was seen for the first time by human eyes as it rose above the horizon of another world. A new visualization recreates the event surrounding the capture of this iconic image.

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Created 2015.03.19
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Authentic Data, Authentic Learning! Part 3: Space Science

Space science resources in Wavelength that use authentic data offer you a taste of what NASA does best – provide unique learning experiences for you to hone your science skills, using real space science data from some of the most technologically advanced space telescopes and space probes ever developed.
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Created 2015.03.04
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Authentic Data, Authentic Learning! Part 2: Earth Science

With NASA's comprehensive constellation of Earth-observing satellites, it should come as no surprise that there is a great deal of Earth science data available through Wavelength for use by educators. This blog post explores some of the excellent Earth science related educational resources available.

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Created 2015.02.17
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Authentic Data, Authentic Learning! Part 1: NASA Data on Wavelength

Welcoming authentic NASA data into the classroom supports the "Practices" dimension of the Next Generation Science Standards by encouraging analysis and interpretation of data. NASA missions generate troves of scientific data; whether gathered by peering into deep space or sampling Earth’s atmosphere, these data form the core of NASA science research. This series of blog posts aims to connect educators with data-driven educational resources.

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Created 2015.02.05
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Out-of-this-World Camp Programs

Camps and summertime enrichment programs are an exciting component of year-round student learning. With the flexibilities of camp scheduling, and a few great resources from Wavelength, it’s easy to create engaging and educational programming for your campers.

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Created 2015.01.12
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Strand Maps - Making Your Path Through Wavelength

Wavelength has a great feature that you may not know about - strand maps. Strand maps are not intended to prescribe a particular curriculum or instructional strategy, instead, they offer a framework to inspire creative curriculum design. Using the strand maps in this way first requires a quick primer on reading the strand maps, which is what this blog post is all about.

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Created 2014.11.14
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Read All About It: Science News for your Class

NASA science can provide students of all ages with a front-row seat to some of the most exciting, important and breaking news about our Earth system, Sun, solar system and universe. These science stories can range from events that happen seasonally and cyclically to breaking news on unexpected or surprising science discoveries from the latest NASA missions. Find out ways NASA science stories can be used to support STEM instruction and literacy in science.

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Created 2014.10.30
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Inspiring Wonder in Our Universe

“The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Ambassadors Program (SSA), a nationwide network of space enthusiast volunteers, is currently accepting applications through October 15, 2014. Highly motivated individuals will be given the opportunity to represent NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory as volunteer Solar System Ambassadors to the public for a one-year, renewable term beginning January 1, 2015.”

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Created 2014.09.23
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Your Students Can Fly Along With NASA Scientists

When you ask students about the work done by NASA, they will tell you about scientists exploring the moon, planets, stars, and galaxies, but often will never mention exploring planet Earth. The fact that NASA studies our home planet from space, from airplanes, and from the ground is often surprising to students. As an education specialist for the NASA Airborne Science Program, my job is to get this message out and to connect students directly to our airborne missions around the world.

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Created 2014.09.09
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