How to Participate
There are many ways to participate in Expedition Earth and Beyond. Here is a graphical representation of the EEAB Program that you can use to help decide how you would like to participate or you can read the written information provided below.
- Check out the Curricular Materials: These curricular resources are designed to help you teach what you need to teach, and help students gain interest, skills and knowledge that may lead them to want to conduct authentic research. Materials are Standards-aligned and most involve Science as Inquiry, Earth and Space Science, and History and Nature of Science to name a few. Materials can be adjusted to fit your individual classroom needs.
- Consider your options for involvement: You and your class have the option to do any or all of the following:
- Simply use the curricular activities, resources, and guides in your classroom to help you teach Standards and objectives you are required to teach.
- Use the resources with the intent of having students conduct authentic research with the possibility of being mentored by a science expert through the use of our EEAB Team Workspace Wiki.
- As your class conducts their research, they can submit a Data Request Form to potentially have a new image of Earth taken by astronauts on the International Space Station (ISS). (Note: Only 1 Data Request Form can be submitted per class.)
- Participate in Distance Learning opportunities to connect your class with science experts in real time.
- Have your students present their research to other students and professional scientists during Virtual Team Results presentation sessions.
- As a teacher or adult team leader, there will also be opportunities for you to participate in online professional development trainings.
- Join the EEAB Teacher Wiki: If you wish to have your students conduct authentic research and potentially be mentored by a science expert, join the EEAB Teacher Wiki. This wiki enables you to communicate with EEAB program staff and other involved teachers and allows you to submit a request to get your team set up with their own EEAB Team Workspace Wiki. The site also provides access to additional classroom resources.
- Make a plan and set goals for your class: Read the EEAB Teacher Manual for assistance. If your plans change during the semester, no worries! EEAB is a flexible program designed to allow you to fit your classroom needs.
- Have fun with your class learning and getting inspired about joining NASA in the process of exploration, discovery, and science!
- Present or post your team results: Student teams will have the opportunity to present their research during live Virtual Team Results sessions or can have their research considered for posting on the Student Team Results page.
Your level of participation is up to you!