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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Amateur Space Weekly - March 7

Amateur Space Weekly - March 7

Undergrads design the first satellite to be assembled in space, a new app crowdsources flood reports in Europe, how citizen scientists can help study a solar eclipse, amateur observations of a stellar merger, and more in this week's recap of news in amateur space exploration.

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Amateur Space Weekly - February 8

Amateur Space Weekly - February 8

This week's recap of news from the world of amateur space exploration includes astronomy research using amateur observations, British rocketcars, Australian DIY satellites, student zero-g research, yachting for science, and more....
 

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Amateur Space Weekly - December 13

30,000,000th variable star observation from amateur astronomers, teen rocketeers launch in India and the US, kids take control of robots on the space station, plus citizen science projects that study exoplanets, gravity waves, and weather. All this and more in this week's recap of news in amateur space exploration.
 

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Amateur Space Weekly - September 12

Teachers fly with Nasa, rhinos interrupt a South African near space project, Texas students to do zero-g science, citizen scientists map black holes and more in this week's recap of amateurs exploring space.

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The Week in Amateur Space Exploration - February 20

The Week in Amateur Space Exploration - February 20

Amateur images of Mars spark professional research, students and teachers conduct galactic research, crowdsourcing 1,230 public reports of earthquakes, teenagers' microgravity research, and amateur rocket projects are just some of the week's news in amateur space exploration.

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Nasa's Maven reaches Mars, now its K12 STEM mission begins...

Nasa's Maven reaches Mars, now its K12 STEM mission begins...

Nasa’s latest Mars orbiter, Maven, arrived at the red planet yesterday where it will begin its mission to learn how Mars loses its atmosphere to space. But Maven also has a mission here on Earth: to inspire a new generation of scientists and engineers. 

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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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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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Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope

The Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope program lets students across America study radio emissions from the giant planets and the black holes in distant galaxies using one of Nasa’s giant radio dish antennas. More than 32,000 primary and secondary school students have conducted real scientific research since the program began twenty years ago. Their work supports professional research and helps the Juno and Spitzer space missions.

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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