Looking for exciting NASA inspired, hands-on materials for use with out-of-school time middle school learners?
What do we know about water in the solar system? How can we reuse water in extreme environments?
Northern Arizona University is seeking Out-of- School Time educators to participate in a study of the Planetary Learning that Advances the Nexus of Engineering, Technology, and Science (PLANETS) Water in Extreme Environments curriculum for middle school-aged learners.
What is the purpose of the study?
The study will begin in February 2020 and will look at:
- How educators use the materials to help learners understand how scientists study water on remote worlds
- What educators think of the quality and usefulness of the material
- How the units impact learners interest in science and engineering
What do you need to do?
- Attend an online study orientation (1 hour) and participate in online professional development (3 hours)
- Implement the PLANETS Water in Extreme Environments curriculum with your learners (12 hours)
- Complete an online survey about your use of the materials and your experience (20 minutes)
- Participate in an interview about the curriculum (40 minutes)
- Participate in classroom observations (for a sample of classrooms)
- Administer an engineering interest survey to your students (20 minutes)
How will you be compensated for participating?
- You will receive the Water in Extreme Environments teaching materials (guides and materials kit) needed to implement the curriculum (approx. $450 value).
- You will receive $500 for implementing the curriculum and participating in data collection to compensate you for your time.
Apply for the Field Test Study Today!
If you have a moment...
…we’d appreciate learning more about the programs and educators who use PLANETS…