A Survey of Three NASA Authentic Data Resources for Science and Mathematics Education

ID: 51787 Type: Roundtable
  1. John Weis, NASA Educator Professional Development Collaborative, United States

Thursday, March 29 1:45 PM-2:45 PM Location: Edison Ballroom D View on map

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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.

Objectives

Make participants aware of NASA resources using authentic data Participants will participate in a discussion of modifications and usage of the NASA resources

Topical Outline

Introduction of NASA Resources Space Math @ NASA Earth Observatory My NASA Data Discussion of possible classroom usage and needed modifications

Experience Level

Beginner

Qualifications

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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