Classrooms Can Connect With NASA for Earth Day
The following educational activities are sponsored by the NASA/JPL Education Office.
04.18.10 -- How can you and your family help protect our planet? How does NASA study Earth's changing climate? Two new online activities from the NASA/JPL Education Office give classes the opportunity to share their ideas and submit questions to a scientist.
An interactive form and map allow users to submit their thoughts about how they can help Earth, see comments from other participants and print a certificate that includes a factoid explaining how NASA studies Earth. Users have the option to include their school name or their first name.
This activity in now online at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/earthday/earthdayflash.cfm .
Students can also participate in a live chat on Earth Day, April 22, 2010, at 10 a.m. PDT/1 p.m. EDT. NASA/JPL atmospheric scientist Mike Gunson will take questions for one hour in a text-based Web chat. Classes may pose questions during the live chat or e-mail questions in advance. An effort will be made to answer as many questions as possible.
Details about the chat may be found at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/index.cfm?page=144.
Questions for the chat may be e-mailed to education@xxxxxxxxxxxx by Wed., April 21, 3 p.m. PDT/6 p.m. EDT.
Visit http://education.jpl.nasa.gov for teacher resources, space games and student/faculty programs.
Teachers may follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NASAJPL_Edu .
Students interested in internship information may join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/NASAJPLStudents .
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