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(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract xxxxx-xx

HR: 09:18h
AN: ED21B-06
TI: Space Weather Around the World: Using Educational Technology to Engage Teachers and Students in Science Research
AU: Lewis, E
AF: SP Systems Inc., Code 672 NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD 20771, United States
AU: Cline, T
AF: Raytheon Inc., Code 672 NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD 20771, United States
AU: * Thieman, J
AF: NASA/GSFC, Code 690.1 NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD 20771, United States
AB: The Space Weather Around the World Program uses NASA satellite data and education technology to provide a framework for students and teachers to study the effects of solar storms on the Earth and then report their results at their own school and to others around the world. Teachers and students are trained to create Space Weather Action Centers by building their own equipment to take data or using real satellite and/or ground-based data available through the internet to study and track the effects of solar storms. They can then predict "space weather" for our planet and what the effects might be on aurora, Earth-orbiting satellites, humans in space, etc. The results are presented via proven education technology techniques including weather broadcasts using green screen technology, podcasts, webcasts and distance learning events. Any one of these techniques can capture the attention of the audience, engage them in the science and spark an interest that will encourage continued participation. Space Weather Around the World uses all of these techniques to engage millions. We will share the techniques that can be applied to any subject area and will increase participation and interest in that content. The Space Weather program provides students and teachers with unique and compelling teaching and learning experiences that will help to improve science literacy, spark an interest in careers in Science, Technology, Engineeering, and Mathematics (STEM), and engage children and adults in shaping and sharing the experience of discovery and exploration.
DE: 0845 Instructional tools
SC: Education and Human Resources [ED]
MN: 2007 Fall Meeting