Designs for multimedia, interactive delivery of instruction. Hands-on, inquiry-based scenarios for K-12 students.
Center Educational Programs.
Lessons and Interactives:
Climate Change Challenge: Expand your vision of space exploration to one that also looks back on Earth. Global Climate Change Education resources are funded by NASA and showcase a climate change interactive, CCEarth4U, that allows students to research the shifting balance of Earth’s system. Explore different scenarios and challenges with our Carbon/Temperature Model to draw some conclusions about what events are causing the greatest shifts in Earth’s climate. Five scenarios are available: Deforestation, Volcanoes, California Climate, Hurricanes and Frozen Arctic. The interactive may be used on its own or to accompany five classroom units and lessons: Rainforest in Crisis; Mount Pinatubo: The Blast Heard ‘Round the World; California Climate; Hurricane!, and A Frozen Arctic.
Earth Science Challenge: This project adds activities for teachers and students to use to learn about viewing the Earth from space including classroom lessons on how astronauts take photographs from space and how scientists understand them, and images of Challenger Learning Centers from space and images of important Nature Conservancy areas as seen from space.
Sports in Space Game - This interactive online game lets students to try throwing a football, catching a pass and blocking an opponent in the 1G environment of Earth, the 1/3 gravity of Mars, the 1/6 gravity of the Moon and the weightless environment of the International Space Station. The game, developed by partner Red Knight Media, features private space explorer Richard Garriott and former NFL player Ken Harvey.
Assessing the Impact of the
NASA Distance Education and Mentoring Program Texas Aerospace Scholars. 2002.
RITA KORIN KARL