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NISE Network Explore Science: Voyage through the Solar System kit – Application for a free physical activity kit due May 15, 2023

  • 1.  NISE Network Explore Science: Voyage through the Solar System kit – Application for a free physical activity kit due May 15, 2023

    Posted 03-27-2023 11:41 AM

    The National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Network) is pleased to offer 350 free physical Explore Science: Voyage through the Solar System activity kits to eligible institutions in the United States. This new kit focuses on NASA's ongoing efforts to send future astronauts to the Moon, Mars, and beyond. This physical kit will include all the materials for three hands-on STEM activities designed to complement the NISE Network Explore Science: Earth & Space toolkits (making this physical kit smaller than past Earth and Space toolkits). 

     

    KIT CONTENTS & AUDIENCES

    Three hundred and fifty (350) free Explore Science: Voyage through the Solar System 2023 physical kits will be awarded to successful applicants from eligible organizations. 

     

    Please note: 

    • Activities are designed for use in children's museums, science centers, science museums, public planetariums and observatories, and NASA visitor centers in the United States. 

    • Activities are designed for family audiences with a range of experiences appropriate for visitors ages 4 through adult.

     

    The Explore Science: Voyage through the Solar System small activity kit will include: 

    • professional learning resources 

    • resources to help prepare for the 2023 and 2024 Solar Eclipses 

    • three hands-on activities focused on human exploration of the Solar System 

    • promotional materials about the DIY Sun Science and DIY Solar System apps, which are designed to extend learning at home In addition to the physical kits, the DIY Sun Science and DIY Solar System apps and digital versions of kit materials will be available for free online to support at-home STEM learning beyond museum walls.

     

    HOW TO APPLY

    Applications for the Explore Science: Voyage through the Solar System small activity kit must be submitted online through Alchemer (SurveyGizmo) by May 15, 2023: 

     

     

    Before applying, please read the overview and preview the application, which includes application instructions, eligibility requirements, and project expectations: 

     

     

    You may download the application in PDF and Word document formats here: 

     

    REQUIREMENTS

    Successful applicants who receive the physical kit will be required to use the activities with local public audience(s) and complete a short online report about this use by November 1, 2023. Please see the requirements section of this overview for further details.



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    Catherine McCarthy
    Project Manager Senior - NISE Network
    Center for Innovation in Informal STEM Learning
    School for the Future of Innovation in Society
    Arizona State University
    cmccarthystem@gmail.com
    https://www.nisenet.org
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