NASA GISS Sumer Internship Program STEM Educator Application

Dates of Program: 7/5/2017 – 8/11/2017
The New York City College of Technology Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology offers an Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) as well as a baccalaureate degree. Both degree programs are hands-on with engineering applications in areas such as CAD, CAM, Materials Testing, and Robotics. The preferred candidate will have a background in engineering and preferably experience in Mechanical Engineering. Experience in CAD, CAM, and robotics is a plus. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a strong working knowledge of various elements of design, manufacturing and mechanical systems. The candidate should be familiar with writing scientific reports knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is a must. The candidate should be able to work independently and willing to learn and transfer that knowledge to the participating students. The candidate is expected to work in additive manufacturing and materials testing for different materials (PLA, ABS, Nylong,…etc) to demonstrate the variation of material properties in tension, compression, bending, and torsion due to additive manufacturing process. Intensive data collection and intensive use of graphs.
The STEM teacher selected for this position will be part of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Summer Internship program and will lead all activities as defined by their mentor while leading research teams, participate in and supervise enrichment events and develop STEM curriculum that will become integrated into their current classrooms. Applicants should be full-time, in service credentialed teachers with a minimum of three years’ experience in the classroom and have experience developing STEM curriculum. The awardee will work full time throughout the entirety of the program which begins on July 5th 2017 and concludes on August 11th 2017. 

JogNog game-based quiz program

This game-based quiz program offers assessments for students in grades 2–12 in a variety of core subjects, including science, math, language arts, and history. Teachers can use the website’s pre-existing quizzes or create their own. The science quizzes employ the key vocabulary and concepts in the NGSS, providing useful practice for students preparing for standardized science assessments. The quizzes’ game-based nature makes reviewing the material fun for students.

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The Laser Classroom Resource Exchange

Teachers can share K–12 lessons, demonstrations, tips, and tricks for teaching about light, lasers, and optics on this community platform. Visit the website to join the community and browse a collection of downloadable activities or upload optics-related activities of your own creation. The activities address topics relating to the properties of light (e.g., color, reflection, refraction, and shadows), as well as how lasers and fiber optics work. Each activity features targeted grade levels, step-by-step instructions, and embedded instructor tips. Titles include Classroom Cave (grades 1–5), Color With M&Ms (grades 3–8), and Invisibility for Muggles (grades 9–12). The platform also allows teachers to set up classes, assign activities, and track student progress.

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Science Fair Fun: Designing Environmental Science Projects

This online booklet for students in grades 6–8 is a step-by-step guide to designing a successful and meaningful science fair project that focuses on the 3Rs of waste management: reduce, reuse, and recycle. The booklet guides readers through a project from start to finish and includes helpful checklists such as What the Judges Look For and What Makes a Good Science Fair Project? With this resource, students’ science fair projects can send a clear message showing how the 3Rs lead to resource conservation.

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Get Current Coloring and Activity Books

The Get Current coloring book engages preschool and kindergarten children with energy. The coloring book introduces renewable energy sources and takes the student through solar, wind, water, hydropower, bioenergy, and geothermal before demonstrating ways to improve energy efficiency, like plug-in electric vehicles. The activity book ( is for middle level and high school students and includes crosswords, word games, math puzzles, and more challenging ways to help students, learn, understand, and internalize the principles of energy literacy, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

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