A Survey of Three NASA Authentic Data Resources for Science and Mathematics Education
John Weis, NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative, United States
Thursday, March 29 1:45 PM-2:45 PM
Location: Edison Ballroom D
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Abstract: This educator focused paper discusses three online resources for educators interested in integrating authentic NASA data, challenges and technologies into the secondary classroom. The resources discussed are intended to supplement existing instructional structures to increase student capacity in the 21st Century skills in Learning and Innovation and Information, Media and Technology. The resources included are based in mathematics, Earth science observations and Earth observation data sets respectively providing a cross curricular experience for student participants. In each case, challenges and problems posed are focused on real world applications of concepts in an open ended format designed to give the students a voice in the path that they take to a solution.
Make participants aware of NASA resources using authentic data
Participants will participate in a discussion of modifications and usage of the NASA resources
Introduction of NASA Resources
Space Math @ NASA
My NASA Data
Discussion of possible classroom usage and needed modifications
B.S. Secondary Math Science Teaching (Math/Physics) - Florida State University
M.S. Curriculum and Instruction - University of Scranton
NASA Education Specialist - Goddard Space Flight Center
Aerospace Education Services Project - 7/2004 - 9/2006
NASA Education Specialist - Marshall Space Flight Center
Aerospace Education Services Project - 9/2006 - 9/2013
Educator Professional Development - 10/2013 - 12/2014
Educator Professional Development Collaborative 1/2015 - Present
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