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STEM Teaching Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, Informal

Event Date: Feb. 1 at 1 p.m. EST

https://na.eventscloud.com/593102

Join us for a webinar designed to help parents and caregivers learn how to guide STEM student learning in a home setting using expert tips and strategies. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), the Mathematics Common Core and the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for science and math will be reviewed to aid participants in locating information about what students are expected to learn at each grade level. We will conclude by sharing exciting NASA resources to supplement the distance learning programs parents/guardians and children may be using during this time of stay-in-place teaching and learning.


STEM at Home and at School — Solar System

Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, Informal

Event Date: Feb. 1 at 4:30 p.m. EST

https://na.eventscloud.com/600540

Come explore NASA STEM resources related to planetary research projects. Participants will learn about the criteria for project-based learning standards using examples from NASA websites and lesson plans. Multiple solar system resources will be introduced to assist as you guide your students to pose pertinent questions.


Diversifying STEM Workforce — Highlighting Scientific and Technological Contributions From Historically Underrepresented STEM Professionals at NASA

Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, Informal

Event Date: Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. EST

https://na.eventscloud.com/600086

We highlight scientific and technological contributions from historically underrepresented STEM professionals at NASA. Through this focused webinar, participants will explore ways to address issues of diversity and equity in STEM education and the workforce — from highlighting NASA role models from underrepresented groups in STEM to in-depth exploration of research and practical strategies using NASA resources such as webinars and digital badges.


Explore Space Tech — Environmental Control Life Support System, Water Filtration and the Engineering Design Process

Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, Informal

Event Date: Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. EST

https://na.eventscloud.com/597233

NASA’s fleet of satellites, its airborne missions and researchers address some of the critical challenges facing Earth today and in the future: climate change, rising sea levels, freshwater resources and extreme weather events. Join us to learn about the Environmental Control and Life Support System that reclaims wastewater aboard the International Space Station. Explore hands-on experiments and physical demonstrations that can be used in the classroom to create, build and test a water filtration device using commonly available materials.


Aeronaut-X — X-Plane Glider Challenge

Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, Informal

Event Date: Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. EST

https://na.eventscloud.com/599807

Review the history of X-planes and NASA aeronautical research, and learn about the future of NASA aeronautics innovation. Explore geometry and how it relates to aircraft design, and learn how NASA engineers use the engineering design process when designing new aircraft. Discover the science of sound, sonic booms and the future of commercial supersonic flight. The session will end with an overview of NASA websites and NASA STEM education and aeronautics resources.


Virtual Learning Opportunities and Digital Badging

Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, Informal, Higher Ed.

Event Date: Feb. 3 at 1 p.m. EST

https://na.eventscloud.com/603220

This webinar will feature an overview of the EPDC virtual learning opportunities available to educators and students. Participants will explore the EPDC website to discover resources available to assist educators with their STEM instruction and students with their continuous STEM learning.


Explore Moon to Mars — Drag Devices

Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, Higher Ed., Informal

Event Date: Feb. 3 at 4:30 p.m. EST

https://na.eventscloud.com/600570

Participants will learn how technology drives exploration. Using the Beginning Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) curriculum, participants will explore ways to use the engineering design process to build and test a drag device. Participants will also get the latest information about the upcoming Mars Perseverance rover landing.


Aeronaut-X — Combine Aeronautics and Geometry With the ‘Shape Your Flight’ Activity

Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, Informal

Event Date: Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m. EST

https://na.eventscloud.com/600585

An overview of the “Shape Your Flight” activity will be shared. Learn about a series of demonstrations focusing on the forces of flight using different materials and shapes to determine which are the most and least susceptible to lift, weight, drag and thrust. Review the history of X-planes and NASA aeronautical research, and learn about the future of NASA aeronautics innovation, including NASA's newest X-plane, the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST), and research on quiet supersonic flight. Explore ways to engage students with standards-aligned, hands-on activities that can be used within the classroom or at home.


Explore Moon to Mars — Landing the Mars 2020 Rover Perseverance

Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, Informal

Event Date: Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. EST

https://na.eventscloud.com/600945

NASA's latest and most advanced Mars rover, Perseverance, is scheduled to reach Mars on Feb. 18, after a seven-month journey. This fifth Mars rover will be the next giant leap in advancing our understanding of Mars and will build on decades of NASA research trying to answer the ever-elusive question: “Are we alone?” We will focus on the engineering systems that will introduce Perseverance to its new home. We will talk about previous missions’ landing systems and discuss why such a complex solution was required for our intrepid hero. We will introduce activities that will allow you and your young explorers to try your hand at creating your own solutions to the challenge of landing safely.


Virtual Learning Opportunities and Digital Badging

Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, Informal, Higher Ed.

Event Date: Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m. EST

https://na.eventscloud.com/603221

This webinar will feature an overview of the EPDC virtual learning opportunities available to educators and students. Participants will explore the EPDC website to discover resources available to assist educators with their STEM instruction and students with their continuous STEM learning.


Commercial Crew: New Launches and Resources

Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, Informal

Event Date: Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. EST

https://na.eventscloud.com/603160

NASA has new launches coming up as Boeing prepares for the second OFT launch and Crew-2 sets off this spring. NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is the next phase in space transportation, enabling industry to provide safe, reliable and cost-effective access to and from the International Space Station and low-Earth orbit. Learn about the companies, the vehicles, the crew and the STEM classroom resources related to the Commercial Crew Program.


NASA's Best: Engineering Design Process

Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, Informal

Event Date: Feb. 8 at 4:30 p.m. EST

https://na.eventscloud.com/602049

Discover how engineering in the classroom is a great way to support, improve and enhance the teaching of science. Participants will be provided with a high-level overview of the Engineering Design Process (EDP) used by professional engineers to create innovative solutions to human, animal, planetary, and space problems. Participants will also be provided with many of NASA's Best Engineering Design resources to help promote engineering mindsets in students and strategies on how to integrate (EDP) into their teaching practices. The session will end with sharing exciting NASA resources to supplement remote learning and STEM Learning at home.


Diversifying STEM Workforce: Exploration of STEM Careers and Career Pathways at NASA

Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, Informal, Higher Ed.

Event Date: Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. EST

https://na.eventscloud.com/600091

Through this focused webinar we intent to offer various levels of engagement that address issues of diversity and equity in STEM education and workforce – from highlighting NASA role models from underrepresented groups in STEM to in-depth exploration of research and practical strategies using NASA resources in our webinars and digital badges. Join us as we share STEM career insights and recommendations to students interested in STEM careers using NASA as a context and inspiration.


Explore Moon to Mars: Mars Rover and the Engineering Design Process

Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, Informal

Event Date: Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. EST

https://na.eventscloud.com/600633

Learn how Technology drives exploration. Using the Beginning Engineering Science and Technology curriculum, participants will learn how to use the engineering design process to build and test a Rover. Participants will also learn about current research going on at NASA with a focus on the Mars Rover - Perseverance.


Explore Moon to Mars: Robotics and Automated Reconfigurable Mission Adaptive Digital Assembly Systems (ARMADAS) Project

Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12, Informal

Event Date: Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. EST

https://na.eventscloud.com/600575

NASA Ames Research Center is responding to the needs of future deep space exploration. The Automated Reconfigurable Mission Adaptive Digital Assembly Systems (ARMADAS) project will develop and demonstrate the autonomous assembly of digital materials and structures. Learn how automated technologies present potential for long duration and deep-space infrastructure needs.


Explore Moon to Mars: BEST Thermal Protection & the Engineering Design Process

Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, Informal

Event Date: Feb. 10 at 1 p.m. EST

https://na.eventscloud.com/601297

Participants will learn what it takes to move around on Mars and the difference in gravity. Participants will learn about the Beginning Engineering Science & Technology (BEST) curriculum and use the Engineering Design Process to design, create, and test a prototype of a spacecraft that is able to withstand a battery of tests that simulate the harsh conditions in space. This webinar is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. Screen reader support enabled.


Aeronaut-X: Fan-tastic Forces in Aeronautics

Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, Higher Ed., Informal

Event Date: Feb. 10 at 4:30 p.m. EST

https://na.eventscloud.com/601224

By constructing forces of flight objects, participants will review the four forces of flight by going over the Fan-tastic forces Activity. Learn about the four forces of flight and Newton's third law of motion by constructing a small paper airplane. Take a look back at the history of X-Planes and NASA Aeronautical Research while also looking forward to the future of NASA Aeronautics Innovation. For decades NASA has been studying aircraft noise in order to reduce noise emissions. Come learn about NASA's newest X-plane, the X-59 QueSST, and the research on Quiet Supersonic Flight


Explore NASA Rocketry

Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, Informal

Event Date: Feb. 11 at 6 p.m. EST

https://na.eventscloud.com/599810

Few classroom topics generate as much excitement as ROCKETS! Explore NASA rocketry, physical science concepts, and the laws of motion through authentic hands-on, minds on experimentation and the Engineering Design Process (EDP). Participants will learn more about NASA's Artemis (Moon to Mars) Mission and NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS). SLS is the most powerful and capable rocket NASA has ever built and will send missions farther and faster through space. It is "rocket science"! Attendees will have access to NASA resources to implement into their classrooms.


Celebrating ISS Technology: 3-D Printing Food for Astronauts?

Grade Levels: K-4, 5-8, 9-12, Higher Ed., Informal

Event Date: Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. EST

https://na.eventscloud.com/601428

With a human crewed mission to Mars potentially taking up to five years to complete, the challenge of providing nutritious, tasty food that will promote astronaut health is a formidable one. In this ISS 20 webinar that celebrates 20 years of continuous human presence in space, we'll explore 3-D printing research as it applies to bioprinting food in space and here on Earth. Relevant instructional resources will also be included.

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