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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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Earth Day Celebrations

This year, the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, found students engaged with NASA science like never before. Students of all ages on field trips made their way to the National Mall and Union Station to participate in hands-on science activities with NASA scientists and educators. The general public, too, enjoyed the opportunity to stop and learn more about our home planet, straight from the experts.

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Created 2015.05.05
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Happy Anniversary, Aura!

On July 15, NASA’s Aura atmospheric chemistry satellite celebrated its 10th anniversary. Since its launch in 2004, Aura has monitored the Earth's atmosphere and provided data on the ozone layer, air quality, and greenhouse gases associated with climate change. Initially scheduled for a five year mission, Aura has gone on to double it’s lifespan, and shows no signs of slowing down!

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Created 2014.08.06
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36,422 Photos = One Big #GlobalSelfie

On Earth Day, NASA asked the world to submit selfies in response to the question, “Where are you on Earth Right Now?” The response was overwhelming, with over 50,000 photos submitted from 113 regions and countries!

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Created 2014.05.23
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Celebrate Earth Day with NASA

Earth Day is just around the corner, and NASA is doing plenty to celebrate. You don’t need to be near a NASA center to participate in Earth Day – there are online events for all to share in the fun.

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Created 2014.04.17
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Get Ready for Your Closeup: #GlobalSelfie

Students and teachers around the world are invited to participate in a celebration of Earth Day with NASA's #GlobalSelfie event! On Earth Day (April 22), take a moment to go outside and capture a selfie of either yourself, your friends, or your entire class, and submit it using the hashtag #GlobalSelfie - these images will be used by NASA to create a mosaic image of Earth, starring you!

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Created 2014.04.09
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NASA @ NSTA!

Are you ready for a fun-filled week of science education at the 2014 NSTA National Conference in Boston? We are! From April 3-6, NASA will be at the conference, presenting sessions covering Earth and space science. A handy Google calendar shows all the NASA sessions and workshops, with times and locations. Sessions will include activities, lesson plans, and other educational resources and projects – most available online. Stop in to see what’s available to liven up your science lessons!

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Created 2014.04.01
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Solar Week - Celebrate the Sun-Earth Connection!

Do you know your solar flares from your sunspots? How does solar energy actually work? Why is the Sun so important to life on Earth? Learn all about the Sun with Solar Week! This bi-annual celebration (in Spring and Fall) encourages students in grades 5-9 to explore the wonders of our nearest star. This week features daily games and activities, as well as curriculum for educators, to allow students to follow along for a week of solar study!

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Created 2014.03.18
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