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California State University-NASA Collaborative 2004 Summer Institute (June 15-17, 2004)

This collection of excellent NASA resources was used to explore strategies for developing "deep understandings of science" with reference to the California Science Standards at the CSU-NASA Summer Institute. More information about the institute is at and contact Ron Hughes ( for more details about the event.
Course: The institute was attended by teams composed of a CSU science professor, CSU science methods educator, and K-12 teacher who have a strong interest in using NASA resources.

Pedagogical Approach


Learning Outcomes

The goal of the institute is to develop exemplary science lessons modeling the use of NASA content and resources. These exemplary lessons will benefit: (1) Science and liberal studies majors, whose instructors present student opportunities to use NASA content and resources, (2) Science methods students (elementary and secondary) whose instructors model the implementation of NASA content and resources into the curriculum, and link it to the California Academic Content Standards, and (3) K-12 teachers, who address the California Academic Content Standards with real-time data, and other NASA content and resources.<



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Course Resources

  • AIRS (Atmospheric Infrared Sounder)
    The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS), an advanced sounder containing 2378 infrared channels and four... More
  • GAVRT (Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope) Project
    GAVRT teaches students to use radio astronomy, to control a huge antenna, and to collect science data from objects in... More
  • Reading, Writing and Rings:  The Cassini Mission Literacy Program
    The focus of the website is to engage elementary students in reading and writing to strengthen these basic academic... More
  • Mars Student Imaging Program (MSIP)
    NASA and Arizona State University?s Mars Education Program is offering students nationwide the opportunity to be... More