Special Event: DLN Virtual Visits

Target Audience
  • Students
Hosting Center(s)
  • Langley Research Center
  • Glenn Research Center
  • Dryden Flight Research Center
  • Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • Marshall Space Flight Center
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Johnson Space Center
  • Stennis Space Center
Subject Category
  • Earth Science
  • Life Science / Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physical Science
  • Math
Unit Correlation
  • Special Programs
Grade Level
  • 04
  • 5-8
  • 9-12
Minimum Delivery Time
  • 045 min(s)
Maximum Connection Time
  • 060 min(s)

Event Focus How can  STEM educators connect with NASA experts to interact with their students through online technologies? Click on the images below to view short interviews with NASA experts available for Virtual Visits.  We also have many other experts available based on your instructional needs as specified in the registration form link below.


Customize your DLN Experience! Virtual Visits is separate from the standard DLN programs we offer.  This is an opportunity for 4th - 12th grade teachers who are looking for a way to connect their students with NASA experts. The DLN is offering to locate NASA experts who can address specific areas of student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) related to the NASA's missions and research. The online sessions will bring an expert into your learning environment for a 45-60 minute interactive Virtual Visit with your students.

You have a choice of several delivery methods specified below.

  • Videoconferencing
  • Online collaborative tool (WebEx, Elluminate, etc.)
  • Webconferencing (Skype, etc.)

Request a NASA DLN Virtual Visit by clicking on the link below or by pasting it into your browser.  

(We MUST have a minimum of 30 days advanced notice, and due to the ever changing schedules of our guest speakers, we can not schedule an event more than three months in advance.)


If you are looking for a standard DLN module, choose one from the event catalog and schedule it through the main DLN site.

Note: Astronaut requests should be processed through the Astronaut Office at the NASA Johnson Space Center:


Instructional Objectives.

Engage Students will view various images from a subject matter expert's academic and career experiences.
Explore Students will participate in discussion with a subject matter expert and discuss his career path and necessary academic steps that lead him in that particular direction for his career choice.
Explain Students will discuss importance of academic choices for their future career paths and how they parallel with the subject matter expert's experiences.
Elaborate Students will apply what they have learned from their discussions with the subject matter expert to their own future career choices.
Evaluate Students will express what they must do in order to achieve their future plans in careers of their choice.

Sequence of Events

Pre-Conference Activities

Students should become familiar with the expert's biographical information which will be provided when the event is approved and the date and time of the Virtual Visit are confirmed. After confirmation they should submit questions relevant to the expert's professional experiences, research area, and career.

Videoconference Activities

The event will be customized to the educator's and students' needs.  A pre-event discussion will solidify expectations. Options:

  • Expert provides presentation followed by Q&A.
  • Expert answers questions submitted prior to the event.
  • Expert provides description of experiences related to career path.
  • Open-ended discussion between students and expert.

Post-Conference Activities


To be determined by educator.

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Page Last Updated: May 15th, 2014
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