Teacher Review for NASA App

Students love taking part in the lesson, they were very engaged, listening and learning.

Louise L.
National Earth Science Teacher's Association NE Region Liaison contact
New York City School District
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Science
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Homework
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Set up takes about 10-15 minutes. First I go to the site www.nasa.gov/ipy and choose the point of focus I'm interested in references: http://pigiceshelf.nasa.gov . I would use these sites for references and create a Treasure Hunt which the student will choose from a group of statements to identify the site, such as What Is the official NASA IPY Web site? Which one has a children laboratory activity investigating the effects of ice? Which one has a radio program? The app can be used as practice or independent work,
My Take
I was able to use this program teaching a science lesson that showed the location of the moon and the sun to each other, students were amazed and as we viewed the live cam at different times observations were made and recorded by the students in reference to the location of the sun and moon as they drew pictures some classes.The sounds you hear are alive and it gives great ideas for science fair projects using satellite data of snow and ice. It has resources for informal science educators.