Inspark is a global team of educators and experts creating and sharing next-generation courses to revolutionize science education by teaching the subject as an exploration of the unknown, not just a mastery of the known. Inspark’s smart courseware includes “BioBeyond”(introductory biology course), “Habworlds”(general education science course), and “Inhabiting Earth”(course teaching chemistry principles through the interplay of matter and energy). Inspark’s “Infiniscope” feature presents virtual field trips and exploratory activities. The Inspark network is led by a partnership between the Center for Education Through Exploration (ETX) at Arizona State University and adaptive-learning developer Smart Sparrow.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has created Spacecraft 3D, an augmented reality (AR) app for iOS that lets students learn about and interact with a variety of spacecraft used to explore our solar system, study Earth, and observe the universe.
The Earth sciences curriculum, offered online through Penn State World Campus, can prepare you to help students in grades 7–12 master the educational objectives related to Earth and space science. You can take a course for professional development in the Earth sciences, learning from faculty who conduct cutting-edge research. Or you can take courses in such disciplines as geosciences, energy and mineral engineering, meteorology, geography, and even astronomy and apply what you learn in the classroom right away. The courses offer flexibility and convenience and are taught by the same distinguished faculty who teach on campus.