NASA Resources for Interpreters
Portal to information and visual media about our home planet
Earth Observatory https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov
Includes feature articles, image of the day one page articles, special collections and great images, all in layman’s language
NASA Earth Research Findings https://www.nasa.gov/subject/7782/earth-research-findings/
Earth’s Climate http://climate.nasa.gov
Earth Quiz https://climate.nasa.gov/climate_resource_center/interactives/quizzes
How well do you know your Earth? Find out by taking quizzes!
NASA Sea Level Website https://sealevel.nasa.gov/
Great source for climate change articles, news and visual media focused on sea level change
GLOBE Observer https://observer.globe.gov/
An international citizen science project in which participants use their smart phones to make environmental observations that complement NASA satellite observations. The aim is to help scientists studying Earth and the global environment. Download the app for android or apple.
Solar System and Beyond
Portal to information and visual media about planets, moons and dwarf planets; stars and galaxies; asteroids and comets; black holes; dark energy and dark matter; our Sun and the search for life and exoplanets. https://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/index.html
Night Sky Network https://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov
Astronomy interpretation info, and gateway to network of astronomy clubs bringing the wonders of the universe to the public.
Afterschool Universe https://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/educators/programs/au/
An out-of-school-time program for middle school students. Explores astronomy concepts via engaging hands-on activities and takes participants on a journey through the Universe beyond the solar system.
Family Science Night https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/epo/families/fsn.php
Developed to foster the curiosity of middle school students and their families. Fun, hands-on exploratory activities enable participants to see science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in a whole new light. Organizers gain access to a wide-range of support resources.
NASA Meteor Watch
A network of cameras to observe meteors brighter than the planet Venus (“fireballs”). Images, movies, diagrams, and text files, organized by date. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NasaMeteorWatch/
Meteors, Meteroids, Fireballs, What’s the difference? https://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/watchtheskies/overview.html
NASA’s Watch the Skies Blog https://www.nasa.gov/topics/solarsystem/features/watchtheskies/index.html
International Observe the Moon Night https://moon.nasa.gov/observe-the-moon/annual-event/overview/
Worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually in September or October, when the Moon is around first quarter. Observe and learn about the Moon and celebrate the cultural and personal connections we all have with Earth’s nearest neighbor. Participate by hosting or attending an event.
Portal to main image galleries https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/index.html
Images taken by astronauts https://eol.jsc.nasa.gov/
Use geographic name or map to search. Then use view in “coolris.” Click to get image page which has info and downloadable image.
Earth Science Picture of the Day http://epod.usra.edu/blog/ (check copyright permissions)
Earth As Art https://eros.usgs.gov/imagegallery
Gorgeous images of our home planet. Click on Earth As Art (these are LARGE files)
NASA WorldView https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov/
Provides daily images of Earth – near real time and archived. Find fires, storms, pollution, etc.Take the tutorial tour. Use layers under + Add Layers button to add fire, surface temperatures, etc.
Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS) https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Check the Galleries, Hyperwall Presentations and the Goddard Media Studio for amazing short movies about Earth and the Universe. Climate Essentials https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/Gallery/ClimateEssentials.html
has the latest and most popular climate-related images, data visualizations and video features.
NASA APPS Portal
- NASA Visualization Explorer: iPhone/iPad
- Earth as Art iPad
- Earth-Now iPhone or Android
- Images of Change iPad
- NASA Science: A Journey of Discovery iPad
- Space Images iPhone/iPad or Android
NASA Social Media and YouTube Accounts
NASA Museum Alliance https://informal.jpl.nasa.gov/museum/
The Museum Alliance brings current NASA science and technology to free-choice learners through professional development of informal education providers and access to NASA staff and materials.
Solar System Ambassadors https://solarsystem1.jpl.nasa.gov/ssa/home.cfm
The Solar System Ambassadors (SSA) program works with motivated volunteers across the nation to share the latest science and discoveries of NASA's missions through a variety of events that inspire their communities. Use the directory to find an SSA near you or check the Event Calendar to see Ambassador events near you.
NASA Educational Resources – Searchable Archive https://www.nasa.gov/education/resources
NASA Education EXPRESS https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/Express_Landing.html
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