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Designs for multimedia, interactive delivery of instruction. Hands-on, inquiry-based scenarios for K-12 students.

Challenger Center Educational Programs.
Challenger Center for Space Science Education. 2006-2012. Over 100 YouTube Channel videos, 200 Podcasts, Webcasts, Interviews with planetary scientist Dr. Alan Stern.

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 CrisisMount Pinatubo: The Blast Heard ‘Round the WorldCalifornia ClimateHurricane!, 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.

Garriott Science Challenge: Richard Garriott is a preeminent game developer and son of NASA Skylab Astronaut Dr. Owen Garriott. As a private space explorer, Richard followed the lead of Educator Astronaut Barbara Morgan (STS-118), through interactive lessons before, during and after his spaceflight to motivate and inspire students. His flight to the International Space Station occurred in October 2008.

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.

Results of a Practical Model for Integrating Technology Resources into the Egyptian Educational System. Pal-Tech, Inc. for USAID. 2005.


A Practical Model for Integrating Technology Resources into the Egyptian Educational System. EdMedia Conference Pal-Tech, Inc. for USAID, 2004.

The High School Texas Aerospace Scholars Program, NASA Johnson Space Center, 2002. Scholar Testimonials.

Assessing the Impact of the NASA Distance Education and Mentoring Program Texas Aerospace Scholars. 2002.

Design and Development of an Interactive Web-Based Curriculum for Science, Math, Engineering and Technology: Texas Aerospace Scholars. 2001.

Collaboration between Scientists and Educators in the Development of Distance Education Curriculum for the Web.  2001.

Design and Development of an Interactive Web-based Curriculum in Support of the Space Science Education Initiative: Mars Millennium.  2000.

Texas Space Leadership Council Needs Assessment. 2000.

RITA KORIN KARL

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