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Therese Houghton Therese Houghton 7210 Points

I wanted to recommend this online NASA resource. It seems as if it could be used in a science and society lesson unit. Do you see any other applications? Many people don't realize that much of the technology used to produce consumer goods in this country was pioneered by NASA scientists. Here is the link: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/nasalife/index.html

Maureen Stover Maureen Stover 41070 Points

by Therese Houghton, Today, 8:57 AM
Many people don't realize that much of the technology used to produce consumer goods in this country was pioneered by NASA scientists.
Hi Terry,

Thanks for sharing the NASA link. I found another interesting article about 10 NASA inventions you use in everyday life. This would definitely make a great lesson. I think it would also be interesting to have students to have students do a small research project about how NASA inventions affect their everyday lives.

Maureen

Carolyn Mohr Carolyn Mohr 92316 Points

Thank you for that link, Adah. NASA is incredible -awesome! I am now registered for NASA Talk and am excited to check it out. It says it is designed to provide resources for STEM education. How have you used this particular NASA site?

Dorian Janney Dorian Janney 10505 Points

Therese posted: [i]I wanted to recommend this online NASA resource. It seems as if it could be used in a science and society lesson unit. Do you see any other applications? Many people don't realize that much of the technology used to produce consumer goods in this country was pioneered by NASA scientists. Here is the link: http://www.nasa.gov/topics/nasalife/index.html '' target="_blank"> http://www.nasa.gov/topics/nasalife/index.html ' target="_blank"> http://www.nasa.gov/topics/nasalife/index.html posted: "[/i] I loved seeing this site because it reminded me of something I started doing with my students when we had greater access to internet in the classroom. I gave them a rotating assignment in which they were to find a website that they thought did a good job of teaching the content we were currently studying- say Astronomy- and then they presented their site to the class and showed us some of the interesting facets of their website. The other students and I loved this as we found out about so many amazing sites, and the students looked forward to their day to present their website. I was thinking that you could take the website you provided above and assign students to delve into various aspects of it- different stories and links- perhaps even working with a partner or two, and then reporting and sharing in on what they discovered. I am interested in hearing how other incorporate websites into their classrooms on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing this with us!

Carolyn Mohr Carolyn Mohr 92316 Points

Dorian said, "I gave them a rotating assignment in which they were to find a website that they thought did a good job of teaching the content we were currently studying..." I love that idea! Thank you. I am going to incorporate it into next semester's assignments.

Kyung Kim Kyung Kim 420 Points

Thank you for sharing the links. They were very helpful and interesting in giving me ideas. I especially enjoyed the new teachers and nasa curriculum.

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