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K-12 Education

The educational programs and projects created or supported by the Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium are designed for teachers, librarians, and students, and are aligned with Hawai‘i State and National Educational Goals and Standards for Science, Technology, Math, and Geography. Our on-going development of hands-on activities for science inquiry and understanding adds to the variety and depth of topics presented and shared. With an extensive array of K-12 programs including family science nights, summer science camps, community science days and support and leadership in scholastic robotics program statewide, the Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium supports the work force development pipeline in STEM-G.

  • Space Education in the Classroom - 3 credit semester course for educators, UH Hilo.

  • Future Flight Hawai‘i - summer programs for students and families;
    year-round, in-school programs for grades 2-7;
    teacher training

  • Exploring Planets in the Classroom: Online activities.

  • Open houses.

  • Handy Links we'd like to share (these links open in a new window):

    >> NASA's 2013 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest
    The Cassini spacecraft launched in October 1997 and has been orbiting Saturn since 2004. The 2013 Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest is open to students in grades 5-12. Essays must be under 500 words. There are three essay topics to choose from: (1) Saturn's moon, Iapetus, (2) Saturn's moon, Dione, and (3) Saturn. Students choose one of these topics and write an essay about why they think this image should be taken by the Cassini spacecraft. What questions do they hope will be answered by taking this picture? The essay contest meets U.S. National Science and Language Arts Standards. For contest rules, videos about each essay topic, a downloadable contest flyer, frequently asked questions, and more information, visit: http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/scientistforaday/. The deadline for the U.S. contest is Friday, October 25, 2013.

    >> BrushBot Olympics program: Entry-level robotics concepts.
    >> Easybotics: Online source for educational robotics kits.
    >> Hawai‘i Robotics: Programs and events.
    >> Hawai‘i to Mars: Culturally Relevant Lessons.
    >> Space Explorers BrushBot FESTivals: Family science night flyer [pdf].
    >> Tour Through the Solar System: Lesson plans, hands-on experiments, and teacher tutorials for high school. The curriculum was developed for a six-week summer session of Upward Bound by our colleagues Jeffrey Gillis-Davis and Sarah Sherman (Hawai‘i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology) and Joe Ciotti (HSGC and Windward Community College).

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Communications: Linda Martel
Updated September 3, 2013.
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