Resources for Libraries

June marks the astronomical start of summer in the northern hemisphere with the passage of the summer solstice on June 20. It is also the time of the annual American Library Association (ALA) conference – one of the largest gatherings of innovators and thought leaders in the library field. Join NASA scientists and educators at the ALA conference in Orlando, June 23-28, 2016, for some out-of-this-world science storytelling and resources for learners of all ages.

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Created 2016.06.23
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NASA Earth Science Is Live!

At sea, in the air, and on the ground, NASA scientists will be working hard to study regions of critical change, in ways that satellites simply can't. Your classroom can connect with NASA to keep pace with the latest discoveries. There are eight major Earth expeditions that will be underway around the globe in 2016.

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Created 2016.04.21
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Earth Day 2016

Connect with NASA this Earth Day using the hashtag #24Seven to share your Earth Day celebrations and see the work that NASA does every day for our home planet. Find activities to include in your Earth Day event.

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Created 2016.04.15
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The Van Allen Belts

On January 31, 1958, America launched its first Earth satellite. Explorer-1, equipped with a cosmic-ray detector, made a tremendous, unexpected discovery- the presence of a belt of charged particles trapped in space by the Earth’s magnetic field.

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Created 2016.02.02
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Weather Wrecker: Teaching El Niño

The strongest El Niño event in decades is making headlines and your students have likely heard about this phenomenon, though they may not know what causes it or what impact it may have.

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Created 2016.01.04
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Carbon Cycle

On November 12, 2015, NASA released cutting-edge visualizations related to one of Earth's key cyclical flows of energy and matter: the carbon cycle. As global atmospheric carbon increases, the carbon cycle will play a leading role in the future of climate. Give your students a front-row seat to the frontiers of science by bringing these visualizations into the classroom with the help of NASA Wavelength.

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Created 2015.11.06
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Ever Wondered?

Invite students to ask questions, and let the discovery begin!

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Created 2015.11.02
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Earth Science Week Blog Reading Strategies Guide

Written by Cassie Soeffing and Liz Burck, IGES

In celebration of Earth Science Week’s theme of Visualizing Earth Systems, NASA scientists, visualizers and others affiliated with NASA Earth science agreed to share their research and expertise in blog posts. Their blogs feature the latest in the creation and scientific utilization of visualizations.

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Created 2015.10.14
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International Observe the Moon Night

International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is an annual worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration. One day each year, everyone on Earth is invited to unite and observe and learn about the Moon and its connection to planetary science, and share personal and community connections we all have to the Moon.

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Created 2015.08.18
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International Year of Light Blogs

Throughout 2015, NASA scientists and educators have been writing blog posts about what light means to them and their research. At NASA Wavelength we would like to highlight these blog posts and associated lists of educational resources to bring this international celebration of light into your classrooms and out-of-school programs.

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Created 2015.08.13
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