Education & Public Outreach
Alaska: A Bird's Eye View
Follow Tutangiaq, a Canada Goose as he flies over Alaska and describes aspects of the state from his unique perspective in the sky. Alaska: A Birds' Eye View provides an introduction to remote sensing concepts and how the technology is used to better understand Earth's features. The website is geared to middle school students and was reviewed and approved by the NASA Earth Science Enterprise Education Product Review Panel.
Treasure Hunt in Alaska
Treasure Hunt in Alaska is an education product funded by the Alaska Space Grant Program, the national Space Grant Program and NASA. The interactive website is designed to introduce students to synthetic aperture radar remote sensing data. The target audience is Alaska students in grades 4-5.
New Teacher in Noorvik Blogs
The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District in collaboration with the Alaska Space Grant Program presents "Math Day on Campus" at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for 6th grade students who are in a pilot program for highly advanced math. Approximately sixty students from six different schools participated in this all day event focusing on the application of mathematics in different fields of study. Four different colleges and schools at the university showcased how they use math through a variety of projects.
NASA RECOMMENDS DISCONTINUATION OF STUDENT ROCKET ACTIVITY
Recently, an air pressurized paper rocket launcher being used by an educator failed. This launcher is described in NASA’s Rockets Educator Guide, publications EG-2011-11-223-KSC, pp. 86-90 and EG-2008-05-060-KSC, pp. 86-90. NASA completed an engineering investigation into the failure and determined that the launcher, or design equivalents, should not be used. NASA has removed the launcher design from its website and its education curriculum. Individuals and organizations should immediately discontinue use of the launcher published in the referenced NASA publications. The point of contact for additional information is James Stofan, Deputy Associate Administrator for Education Integration at