PBS LearningMedia and Smithsonian Science Education Center (SSEC) have partnered to bring the professional development series Good Thinking! to PBS LearningMedia’s on-demand service for educators. Drawing from peer-reviewed research in science, cognition, and pedagogy, Good Thinking! distills valuable findings from hard-to-access journal articles to promote effective classroom practices. The series is available on SSEC’s YouTube channel.
NASA Wavelength is a digital collection of earth and space science resources for educators of all levels—from elementary to college, to out-of-school programs. In one activity, designed for grades 3–5, students examine line plots of NASA data and see that the Sun heats up land, air, and water.
The Saxena Family Foundation awards grants and supports programs that have a particular focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and around empowering girls and young women so that they have equal rights later in life through literacy programs, jobs, and life-skills training.
K–12 students in US public, private, and home schools can enter NASA’s Mars 2020 Name the Rover essay contest. One grand-prize winner will name the rover and be invited to see the spacecraft launch in July 2020 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.