Why We're Teachers: a Florida science teacher's experience in a Nasa research project

Why We're Teachers: a Florida science teacher's experience in a Nasa research project

A high school science teacher took part in the Nasa/Ipac Teacher Archive Research Program to experience first-hand how scientific research works. She shares her experience and the lessons she brought back to the classroom.

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Venus for the Armchair Space Explorer

Amateurs can explore space - and contribute to science - from the comfort of their own homes thanks to the Internet, the power of personal computers, and space agencies’ open data policies. This post collects resources I’ve found that amateurs can use to explore the planet Venus. This is part of a series of posts about Armchair Space Exploration

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Mercury for the Armchair Space Explorer

Amateurs can explore space - and contribute to science - from the comfort of their own homes thanks to the Internet, the power of personal computers, and space agencies’ open data policies. This post collects resources I’ve found that amateurs can use to explore the planet Mercury. This is the first in a series of posts about Armchair Space Exploration.

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Australians and Indians Use Mars Tech to Search for Radioactive Slime

Australians and Indians Use Mars Tech to Search for Radioactive Slime

The Arkaroola Mars Robot Challenge Expedition is underway in the Australian desert. The Mars Society of Australia conducts the robotics expeditions to evaluate technologies and exploration techniques that future astronauts may use on Mars.

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Teachers Research Like The Pros

Teachers Research Like The Pros

Nasa and CalTech join forces to give teachers a 13-month experience conducting real astrophysics research, making science a more experiential force in the classroom, and inspiring thousands of students to study science and mathematics.

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Small Satellites for Secondary Students

Students take the next step towards space science thanks to Small Satellites for Secondary School Students. Teacher workshops and open source hardware and software provide affordable resources for schools to develop scientific payloads for high-power rocket launches or high-altitude balloon flights.

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Amateur Space News April 17, 2014

News today about some of the teachers who will conduct research on Nasa’s 747-based flying observatory, a new press release from CosmoQuest, and a Near Space flight for a college mascot.

 

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European Space Education Resource Office

The European Space Agency’s European Space Education Resource Office supports primary and secondary education in its member-nations by developing classroom resources and developing the skills of science and math teachers. Esero conducts four-day summer teacher workshops and supports European activities of the independent Galileo Teacher Training Program (website or our page). In many cases these programs are accredited professional development courses.

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Galileo Teacher Training Program

The network of schools and teachers in the Galileo Teacher Training Program train other teachers in the science and techniques of astronomy. The program trains teachers to become Galileo Teachers and Ambassadors. Galileo Teachers use the program’s resources in the classroom while Galileo Ambassadors conduct local workshops to recruit more Galileo Teachers. As a program of the International Astronomical Union, the Galileo Teachers Training Program links its teachers with professional astronomers