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NASA@ ALA 2018

This year, NASA’s booth (#1839) at the annual American Library Association (ALA) conference will be home to a universe of opportunities. From June 22-25, 2018 the booth will be bustling with opportunities to learn from subject matter experts representing each of NASA’s science areas (Earth, sun, planets, and the universe), to experience NASA’s Hyperwall through visuals and accompanying narratives, to speak with NASA scientists and educators, to find more information regarding related sessions and to acquire additional resources from several NASA education projects to add to your existing library programs.

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Created 2018.06.21

National Reading Month

Discover the dramatic environmental effects associated with “Urban Heat Islands.” “EO Kids: Landslides” reveals the consequences of geologic action. Join in the adventure of making “Discoveries at Willow Creek.” Investigate the “Mystery of the Missing Hummingbirds.” Travel to Pluto with the New Horizons mission in “Space Place: Hail King of the Ice Dwarfs.” Read front page stories from the “Cosmic Times” declaring discoveries about the universe that made headlines as far back as 1919, or go back to 1958 to the launch of Explorer I in “60 Years of Looking at Earth from Above.”

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Created 2018.03.02

Resources for Libraries

June marks the astronomical start of summer in the northern hemisphere with the passage of the summer solstice. It is also the time of the annual American Library Association (ALA) conference – one of the largest gatherings of innovators and thought leaders in the library field. Join NASA scientists and educators at the ALA conference in Chicago, June 22-27, 2017, for some out-of-this-world science storytelling and resources for learners of all ages. But you don't have to attend the ALA conference to learn about NASA science resources for libraries.

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Created 2017.06.22

Earth Science Week Blog Reading Strategies Guide

Written by Cassie Soeffing and Liz Burck, IGES

In celebration of Earth Science Week’s theme of Visualizing Earth Systems, NASA scientists, visualizers and others affiliated with NASA Earth science agreed to share their research and expertise in blog posts. Their blogs feature the latest in the creation and scientific utilization of visualizations.

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Created 2015.10.14

Summer Reading

In this post, we have highlighted some valuable resources you can use to establish summer reading programs with your students, no matter what their age. Summer reading isn’t just about language skills or reading proficiency, it can also serve to further engage students in STEM fields in a new way. From graphic novels to textbook chapters, there's a broad range to choose from on Wavelength.

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Created 2015.05.27

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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