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NASA's/Marshall's Education Representatives Are Out In The Community
06.29.12
 
A variety of telescopes were set up for safe viewing of the Venus Transit for scouts, educators, and general public at Lookout Mountain, Ala. A variety of telescopes were set up for safe viewing of the Venus Transit for scouts, educators, and general public at Lookout Mountain, Ala. (NASA/William Robertson)
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NASA's Marshall Center Provides DeKalb County, Ala., Residents Opportunity to Observe Venus Transit

More than 40 residents, including teachers, students and the public were provided an opportunity to observe the 2012 Venus Transit on June 5 through a community event sponsored NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center and Boy Scout troops from northeast Alabama and northwest Georgia. For the viewing atop Lookout Mountain, Ala., near Ft. Payne, a variety of telescopes and binoculars were set up. Before the program, a NASA Aerospace Education Science Project (AESP) representative provided information on safe viewing of the sun, as well as information about current and upcoming NASA planetary missions. Marshall Space Flight Center created the blog website and maintains it. View video at: http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/webcasts/marshall/





The NASA's BEST Activities Guides have been designed to bring the principles of engineering alive to younger audiences. The NASA's BEST Activities Guides have been designed to bring the principles of engineering alive to younger audiences. (NASA) Marshall Space Flight Center to Present NASA's BEST Students at Oscar Mason Library

The Marshall Space Flight Center Academic Affairs Office in the Office of Human Capital, in collaboration with the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, will present a NASA's BEST (Beginning Engineering, Science, and Technology) student workshop to approximately 50 participants from local Boys and Girls Clubs and their instructors July 11 at the Oscar Mason Branch Library in Huntsville, Ala. The workshop is part of the library's "Summer Fun" series and is designed to present science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts to K-8 students and educators with an introduction to the Engineering Design Process (EDP). Participants will describe and implement the EDP; develop skills and confidence with hands-on engineering concepts; and design, assemble and experiment with rocket design and launch. Read more: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/best/

NASA provides a set of audio and video clips along with links to images and information about a STEM-related topic. Students can choose as many items as they want to include in a project and download them to their computer. NASA provides a set of audio and video clips along with links to images and information about a STEM-related topic. Students can choose as many items as they want to include in a project and download them to their computer. (NASA) NASA's Newest Podcast: Do-It-Yourself Podcast Blog

"One of Our Kind in Space" is the newest post on NASA's Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Podcast blog. The podcast's activity sets the stage for students to host a show featuring astronauts doing experiments on the International Space Station or NASA experts explaining scientific concepts. The post, uploaded June 4, explains how to stay connected to fellow teacher Joe Acaba -- now a flight engineer aboard International Space Station -- via Twitter, his blog, and the Teach Station website. The post encourages educators to use the Space Station DIY Podcast module. Marshall Space Flight Center created the blog website and maintains it. Go to the blog: http://wiki.nasa.gov/cm/blog/diyPodcastBlog