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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2015. Sharing the Adventure with the Student: Exploring the Intersections of NASA Space Science and Education: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21751.
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SHARING THE
ADVENTURE

WITH THE STUDENT

Exploring the Intersections of NASA Space Science and Education
A WORKSHOP SUMMARY

Dwayne Day, Rapporteur

Space Studies Board

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Board on Science Education

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2015. Sharing the Adventure with the Student: Exploring the Intersections of NASA Space Science and Education: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21751.
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THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2015. Sharing the Adventure with the Student: Exploring the Intersections of NASA Space Science and Education: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21751.
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OTHER RECENT REPORTS OF THE SPACE STUDIES BOARD

Optimizing the U.S. Ground-Based Optical and Infrared Astronomy System (Board on Physics and Astronomy [BPA] and Space Studies Board [SSB], 2015)

Evaluation of the Implementation of WFIRST/AFTA in the Context of New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics (BPA and SSB, 2014)

Pathways to Exploration: Rationales and Approaches for a U.S. Program of Human Space Exploration (Aeronautics and Space Engineering Board [ASEB], SSB, and the Committee on National Statistics, 2014)

Landsat and Beyond: Sustaining and Enhancing the Nation’s Land Imaging Program (SSB, 2013)

Lessons Learned in Decadal Planning in Space Science: Summary of a Workshop (SSB, 2013)

Review of the Draft 2014 Science Mission Directorate Science Plan (SSB, 2013)

Solar and Space Physics: A Science for a Technological Society (SSB, 2013)

Assessment of a Plan for U.S. Participation in Euclid (BPA with SSB, 2012)

Assessment of Planetary Protection Requirements for Spacecraft Missions to Icy Solar System Bodies (SSB, 2012)

Earth Science and Applications from Space: A Midterm Assessment of NASA’s Implementation of the Decadal Survey (SSB, 2012)

The Effects of Solar Variability on Earth’s Climate: A Workshop Report (SSB, 2012)

NASA’s Strategic Direction and the Need for a National Consensus (Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, 2012)

Report of the Panel on Implementing Recommendations from the New Worlds, New Horizons Decadal Survey (BPA and SSB, 2012)

Technical Evaluation of the NASA Model for Cancer Risk to Astronauts Due to Space Radiation (SSB, 2012)

Assessment of Impediments to Interagency Collaboration on Space and Earth Science Missions (SSB, 2011)

Panel Reports—New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics (BPA and SSB, 2011)

Recapturing a Future for Space Exploration: Life and Physical Sciences Research for a New Era (SSB and ASEB, 2011)

Sharing the Adventure with the Public—The Value and Excitement of “Grand Questions” of Space Science and Exploration: Summary of a Workshop (SSB, 2011)

Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022 (SSB, 2011)

Capabilities for the Future: An Assessment of NASA Laboratories for Basic Research (Laboratory Assessments Board with SSB and ASEB, 2010)

Controlling Cost Growth of NASA Earth and Space Science Missions (SSB, 2010)

Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth-Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies: Final Report (SSB with ASEB, 2010)

An Enabling Foundation for NASA’s Space and Earth Science Missions (SSB, 2010)

Forging the Future of Space Science: The Next 50 Years (SSB, 2010)

New Worlds, New Horizons in Astronomy and Astrophysics (BPA and SSB, 2010)

Revitalizing NASA’s Suborbital Program: Advancing Science, Driving Innovation, and Developing a Workforce (SSB, 2010)

OTHER RECENT REPORTS OF THE BOARD ON SCIENCE EDUCATION

Reaching Students: What Research Says About Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering (Board on Science Education [BOSE], 2015)

Guide to Implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (BOSE, 2015)

Literacy for Science: Exploring the Intersection of the Next Generation Science Standards and the Common Core for ELA Standards: A Workshop Summary (BOSE, 2014)

Climate Change Education: Engaging Family Private Forest Owners on Issues Related to Climate Change: A Workshop Summary (BOSE, 2014)

Climate Change Education: Preparing Future and Current Business Leaders: A Workshop Summary (2014)

Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards (BOSE with Board on Testing and Assessment [BOTA], 2014)

STEM Integration in K-12 Education: Status, Prospects, and an Agenda for Research (BOSE and the National Academy of Engineering, 2014)

Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education: A Nation Advancing? (BOSE and BOTA, 2013)

Next Generation Science Standards: For States, By States (BOSE, 2013)

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PLANNING COMMITTEE ON SHARING THE ADVENTURE WITH THE STUDENT: EXPLORING THE INTERSECTIONS OF NASA SPACE SCIENCE AND EDUCATION: A WORKSHOP

PHILIP R. CHRISTENSEN, Arizona State University, Co-Chair

BRETT D. MOULDING, Utah Partnership for Effective Science Teaching and Learning, Co-Chair

ALBERT BYERS, National Science Teachers Association

HEIDI B. HAMMEL, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy

WESLEY L. HARRIS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

CHARLES F. KENNEL, University of California, San Diego

JAMES MANNING, Consultant

RICHARD A. McCRAY, University of California, Berkeley

MITCHELL NATHAN, University of Wisconsin, Madison

PATRICIA H. REIFF, Rice University

THERESA SCHWERIN, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Staff

ABIGAIL SHEFFER, Program Officer

KATIE DAUD, Research Associate

ANESIA WILKS, Senior Program Assistant

MICHELLE THOMPSON, Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Intern

ANGELA DAPREMONT, Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy Intern

MICHAEL H. MOLONEY, Director, Space Studies Board

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Research Council. 2015. Sharing the Adventure with the Student: Exploring the Intersections of NASA Space Science and Education: A Workshop Summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/21751.
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SPACE STUDIES BOARD

DAVID SPERGEL, Princeton University, Chair

ROBERT BRAUN, Georgia Institute of Technology, Vice Chair

MARK ABBOTT, Oregon State University

JAMES ANDERSON, Harvard University

JAMES BAGIAN, University of Michigan

JEFF BINGHAM, Consultant, Round Hill, Virginia

PENELOPE BOSTON, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

JOSEPH FULLER, JR., Futron Corporation

THOMAS GAVIN, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NEIL GEHRELS, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

SARAH GIBSON, National Center for Atmospheric Research

RODERICK HEELIS, University of Texas, Dallas

WESLEY HUNTRESS, JR., Carnegie Institution of Washington

ANTHONY JANETOS, University of Maryland, College Park

DAVA NEWMAN, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

SAUL PERLMUTTER, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

LOUISE PROCKTER, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory

MARCIA RIEKE, University of Arizona

MARK THIEMENS, University of California, San Diego

MEENAKSHI WADHWA, Arizona State University

CLIFFORD WILL, Washington University

THOMAS ZURBUCHEN, University of Michigan

MICHAEL H. MOLONEY, Director, Space Studies Board

CARMELA J. CHAMBERLAIN, Administrative Coordinator

KATIE DAUD, Research Associate

MEG KNEMEYER, Financial Officer

CELESTE A. NAYLOR, Information Management Associate

TANJA PILZAK, Manager, Program Operations

SANDRA WILSON, Financial Assistant

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BOARD ON SCIENCE EDUCATION

ADAM GAMORAN, President, William T. Grant Foundation, New York, Chair

GEORGE BOGGS, American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, D.C. (retired)

MELANIE M. COOPER, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan

RODOLFO DIRZO, Stanford University, California

JACQUELYNNE S. ECCLES, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

JOSEPH S. FRANCISCO, Purdue University, Indiana

MARGARET HONEY, New York Hall of Science, Corona, New York

MATTHEW KREHBIEL, Kansas State Department of Education

MICHAEL LACH, University of Chicago, Illinois

LYNN LIBEN, Pennsylvania State University, State College

BRIAN REISER, Northwestern University

MIKE SMITH, Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching, Stanford, California

ROBERTA TANNER, Thompson School District in Loveland, Colorado (retired)

SUZANNE WILSON, University of Connecticut, Storrs

YU XIE, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

HEIDI A. SCHWEINGRUBER, Director

MICHAEL A. FEDER, Senior Program Officer

MARGARET HILTON, Senior Program Officer

KERRY BRENNER, Program Officer

MATT LAMMERS, Program Coordinator

KELLY ARRINGTON, Senior Program Assistant

JOANNA ROBERTS, Program Assistant

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Acknowledgment of Reviewers

This workshop summary has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the NRC’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published summary as sound as possible and to ensure that the summary meets institutional standards for clarity, objectivity, and responsiveness to the charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this workshop summary:

Bonnie Eisenhamer, Space Telescope Science Institute,
Neil Gehrels, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center,
Michael Lach, University of Chicago, and
Mordecai Mac Low, American Museum of Natural History.

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they did not see the final draft of the workshop summary before its release. The review of this summary was overseen by James S. Trefil, George Mason University. Appointed by the National Research Council, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this summary was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this summary rests entirely with the author(s) and the institution.

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On December 2-3, 2014, the Space Studies Board and the Board on Science Education of the National Research Council held a workshop on the NASA Science Mission Directorate (SMD) education program - "Sharing the Adventure with the Student." The workshop brought together representatives of the space science and science education communities to discuss maximizing the effectiveness of the transfer of knowledge from the scientists supported by NASA's SMD to K-12 students directly and to teachers and informal educators. The workshop focused not only on the effectiveness of recent models for transferring science content and scientific practices to students, but also served as a venue for dialogue between education specialists, education staff from NASA and other agencies, space scientists and engineers, and science content generators. Workshop participants reviewed case studies of scientists or engineers who were able to successfully translate their research results and research experiences into formal and informal student science learning. Education specialists shared how science can be translated to education materials and directly to students, and teachers shared their experiences of space science in their classrooms. Sharing the Adventure with the Student is the summary of the presentation and discussions of the workshop.

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