NASA Digital Learning Network

Welcome to the NASA DLN

distance learning services bannerNASA's Digital Learning Network provides free, interactive video- and web-conferencing events for educators interested in enhancing their STEM classes by connecting directly with NASA education specialists and subject matter experts. Register for and schedule lessons in our catalog of events.    We also feature live webcasts on the DLiNfo Channel from our 10 DLN studios.  Check us out on Facebook and Twitter.

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DLN Event
Scheduling Procedures 

 Attention DLN Users: Please submit your request for DLN modules 2 weeks before your desired event date.  Procedures for requesting January-May Events are located on temporary calendars (Click Here). You will see links to all 7 active DLN Sites. DLN Specialists will update their calendars daily to display available and unavailable time slots.  Please follow the instructions carefully so that we
can process your requests in a timely fashion.  

STEM Mania Event Schedule 2015 
Rain-out or Game-on: What clouds can tell us about weather (Grades K-5) / February 23rd / 4-5pm ET
Test your skill at cloud identification. Then learn about correlations between cloud types and weather, as a way to predict the likelihood of a sporting event being cancelled.
Energizing the Arena (Grades 6-9) / February 24th / 4-5pm ET
Learn how ENERGY is used at sporting events, particularly innovative uses of alternative energy. Can you name three fossil fuels, or identify which green energy source has grown the most in the past five years? Sharpen your energy knowledge and get your students interested in energy concepts as they see how ENERGY USAGE is a part of the sports they LOVE!
Engineering Sports into the Classroom (Grades 5-8) / February 25th / 4-5pm ET
Join us for an introduction to Engineering Design and ways to integrate it into your classes as both stand alone and integrated lessons. We will discuss adaptations and a challenge to engineer “Classroom Basketball” as an example.
Robo Arm and Weightlifting (Grades K-5) / February 26th / 4-5pm ET
Explore the use of Robo Arm and how it functions like a real human arm. Robo Arm is used on the International Space Station to move equipment and supplies and assist the astronauts. During this session, you will design your own robotic arm and participate in a weightlifting challenge.


February Ask US

Wed, Feb 18, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The National Climate Assessment, released in May of 2014, summarizes the impacts of climate change on the United States, touching on many disciplines: earth science, biology, human health, engineering, technology, economics, and policy. Explore the document with a lead NCA author, then learn about related educator resources with Minda Berbeco from the National Center for Science Education. Discover how to bring these resources into classroom lessons, engage students in data collection and analysis, share visualizations and citizen science projects. Focus this month will be on the Southwest region.  Watch for additional regions to be featured in upcoming “Ask US” sessions.

Click here to watch the Hangout!

Online Courses for Educators- Learn how to teach DLN module content in your learning environment.

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These DLN Modules are now online courses. Go To NASA Virtual University, and look under -Available Courses for Educators

Mapping the Moon   Our Magnificent Sun    The Moon        Our Planet 

 Wall-E picture                                 Hand holding Earth

Toys in Space     A View from the Top

             satellite images from space     

Humans in Space     States of Matter     Our Solar Neighborhood

            astronauts on the ISS            states of matter graphic                Jupiter and a moon   

Educator Professional Development

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Get your students’ heads in the clouds!  Register your class for Student Cloud Observations On-Line, S’COOL, where students play the role of scientists studying the impact clouds have on our atmosphere. Students
learn how to generate real-time data as cloud observers and report their observations on-line to assist NASA with validating the CERES satellite instrument.  Teachers may request to participate in this special event by emailing Sarah Crecelius at sarah.a.crecelius@nasa.gov. Limited connections available. Learn more about S’COOL and how to register here.

Educator Professional Development

Let's take a look at Earth! Learn all about how and why NASA studies our home planet through a series of satellite images and photos taken from the International Space Station. Hear about what we can learn about our atmosphere by looking at Earth from space using high-tech instruments, including SAGE III/ISS. Discuss what you can do to help understand and
care for Earth's atmosphere. Teachers may request to participate in this special event by emailing Kristyn Damadeo at kristyn.damadeo@nasa.gov

Page Last Updated: January 30th, 2015
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