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New Education Website and Educational Materials Available at

By SpaceRef Editor
May 29, 2010
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New Education Website and Educational Materials Available at

– Day in the Life Aboard the International Space Station Website

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live and work in space? Follow astronauts on the International Space Station in a series of videos as they explain their daily routines. Learn where they sleep, and how they eat, exercise, work and spend free time. Compare life in space with life on Earth. Educators can use this series of videos and resources to enhance K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula. Check it out:

– New Educational Materials Available at

The Educational Materials section of NASA’s Web site offers classroom activities, educator guides, posters and other types of resources that are available for use in the classroom. Materials are listed by type, grade level and subject. The following items are now available for downloading.

– Easy Ways to Obtain NASA Educational Materials Flier — All Grades

NASA’s Office of Education works collaboratively with NASA experts to promote education as a component of NASA research and development missions. These efforts result in innovative and informative educational materials that engage student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This flier describes how teachers can access the materials.

– Do-It-Yourself Podcast Bookmark — All Grades

The downloadable bookmark has the Web address to NASA’s Do-It-Yourself Podcast. At the DIY Podcast site, students preview and download audio and video clips and find images to mix and mash their own podcasts related to science and engineering topics.

– Amateur Radio on the International Space Station Bookmark — All Grades

The downloadable bookmark has the Web address to information about how students can use amateur radio to talk directly with International Space Station crew members.

– Robotics Education Bookmark — All Grades

The downloadable bookmark has the Web address for NASA’s Robotics Education site. The website offers lesson plans, career information and multimedia highlighting NASA’s robotics projects.

– Hurricane Katrina: A Problem-Based Learning Module

Because it recognizes the importance of U.S. coastal areas to the nation’s economy, the U.S. National Ocean Service has formed a task force that is studying the trends and impacts of hurricanes on coastal regions. They have invited your students to participate. In this activity, students are tasked with conducting an Earth systems analysis of Hurricane Katrina that will help answer the question “Is global warming causing an increase in hurricane frequency and intensity?”

SpaceRef staff editor.