Professional Development Opportunities
The BEST team is willing to train via distance learning or on site, depending upon audience size. We also host teacher training opportunities as scheduled events across the country. If you and your colleagues are interested in a training session, please contact us.
Please contact Laurie Cook for general program inquiries and curriculum content or to arrange a training workshop.
NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center
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NASA's BEST -- Activity Guides
NASA's BEST activities focus on teaching the engineering design process. Each activity features objectives, a list of materials, educator information, procedures and student worksheets. All activities are intended for student teams. Ideally, each team would consist of three or four students. The content in the guides can be used to supplement curricula during the school day or as activities for after-school clubs. Educators may use the materials as a set or as individual activities. The activities keep material costs to a reasonable limit by using materials often found in the classroom or at home.
Grade Level: K-8
Engineering K-2: EG-2011-3-036-GSFC
Engineering 3-5: EG-2011-3-035-GSFC
Engineering 6-8: EG-2011-3-034-GSFC
Technology 5-8: EG-2013-11-128-MSFC
Download NASA's BEST activity guides and educational videos below.
Engineering Design Process
Technology Demonstration Missions
|Next Generation Activity Guide -- Grades 5-8||Go to page|
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