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Touring the heavens with NASA through the lens of a smartphone

02/13/2020

Topics: citizen science from NASA, NASA, NSSEC, STEM

Sten Odenwald likes to get the public involved in citizen science projects by using one of the most…

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NASA Project Allows Students to Eavesdrop on Faraway Planets

12/21/2020

Topics: citizen science from NASA, NSSEC

Radio Jove, a NASA citizen science project, provides a way for students and other everyday Earthlings to…

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Nadia Abuisnaineh, a Solar System Ambassador for NASA, teaches students about space.

NASA program brings space exploration down to Earth for students

09/10/2019

Topics: NASA, NSSEC, STEM

Do you want your students to learn about NASA’s plans to return to the moon or its efforts to find extraterrestrial life? Or how scientists plan to grow food on extended space missions or the latest…

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NASA wants students to help predict real-world disease outbreaks

NASA wants students to help predict real-world disease outbreaks

04/01/2019

Topics: NASA, NSSEC, STEM

They’re the bane of summer campouts, cookouts and evening strolls. They’re also the world’s most dangerous animal, causing more deaths even than humans. Yet most people don’t think about mosquitoes until they’…

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NASA resources: A universe of learning at your fingertips

NASA Resources: A Universe of Learning at Your Fingertips

12/21/2020

Topics: citizen science from NASA, NASA, NSSEC, STEM & STEAM

Searching for resources on the NASA website to challenge and inspire budding scientists can be a bit like exploring the universe: You’ll find a vast expanse of interesting data, visuals, stories and creations.…

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7 NASA Citizen Science Lessons Any Teacher Can Lead

04/14/2021

Topics: ISTE Standards for Students, NSSEC, STEM & STEAM

Even as a die-hard science geek, molecular biologist Melanie Peffer found her science classes painfully boring. It wasn’t until she started engaging in authentic scientific inquiry in real-world labs that she…

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Students can explore the solar system's outer limits with NASA

Students can explore the solar system's outer limits with NASA

06/12/2018

Topics: ISTE Standards for Students, NSSEC, STEM & STEAM

Wanted: Rogue planet believed to be hiding at the edge of the solar system. Cold, faint and hard to spot. Reward for information leading to its discovery includes the chance to contribute to a new field of science.

“It’s a huge opportunity for education,” says Dr. Marc Kuchner, a NASA…

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