(Resource List) James Webb Space Telescope First Image – Toolkit Unboxing Webinar

2022-05-24T16:40:40-06:00

Link Bank Presenters  Claire Ratcliffe Adams Space Science Institute cratcliffe@spacescience.org  Christine Shupla Lunar and Planetary Institute shupla@lpi.usra.edu  Dillon Connelly Space Science Institute dconnelly@spacescience.org  JWST First Image Toolkit Resources Improv with the Stars! (Modification & Prep List) (Science Blog) Multiwavelength Bingo (Modification & Prep List) (Science Blog) Filtered Light (Modification & Prep List) (Science Blog) NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Model (Modification & Prep List) (Science Blog) James Webb Space Telescope Resources Look Up! Explore Our Universe Event Page: https://www.starnetlibraries.org/look-up/ Look Up! First Image Clearinghouse Activity Collection: http://clearinghouse.starnetlibraries.org/178-look-up-first-image James Webb Space Telescope Website for Public Engagement Materials: https://webbtelescope.org/ Follow Webb using #NASAWebb on [...]

(Resource List) James Webb Space Telescope First Image – Toolkit Unboxing Webinar2022-05-24T16:40:40-06:00

(Resource List) Celebrate Water During Earth Science Week

2022-05-23T20:53:20-06:00

Lake Powell photographed by Landsat 8 satellite, 2014 (credit: NASA) Celebrate Water During Earth Science Week - Link Bank Presenters Claire Ratcliffe Adams Space Science Institute cratcliffe@spacescience.org Dillon Connelly Space Science Institute dconnelly@spacescience.org Webinar Recording: https://www.starnetlibraries.org/development/webinars/ Follow We Are Water Newsletter Signup: https://www.starnetlibraries.org/about/our-projects/we-are-water/#newsletter-signup STAR Net We Are Water (website for libraries): https://www.starnetlibraries.org/about/our-projects/we-are-water/ We Are Water (website for patrons): https://wearewater.colorado.edu/ We Are Water Stories (images, videos, podcasts): https://wearewater.colorado.edu/stories Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WeAreWaterSW Twitter: https://twitter.com/WeAreWaterSW Featured Activities: STAR Net Activity Clearinghouse “We Are Water” Collection: http://clearinghouse.starnetlibraries.org/167-we-are-water Adaptations: A Way of Life: https://www.starnetlibraries.org/2020/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Adaptations_-A-Way-of-Life.pdf Precipitation Towers: http://clearinghouse.starnetlibraries.org/activities/630-precipitation-towers.html Build-A-Bug: https://www.starnetlibraries.org/2020/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/build-a-bug.pdf SciStarter Citizen Science Projects: https://scistarter.org/ Take & Make: Be a Water [...]

(Resource List) Celebrate Water During Earth Science Week2022-05-23T20:53:20-06:00

Look Up! Featured Activity – NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope

2022-05-20T10:39:50-06:00

Credit: NASA This content was written by Dillon Connelly from the Space Science Institute  Celebrate the first images of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope with this featured activity: NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope  In this activity, you and your patrons will assemble a paper model of the James Webb Space Telescope. The model allows you to assemble the JWST from its three main elements. Facilitate as an in-person program at your library or a Take & Make activity.  Time to complete: 15-30 minutes  Ages: Upper Elementary, Middle, High School, Family  Modification and Preparation List   Total Cost: cost of printing and assembly [...]

Look Up! Featured Activity – NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope2022-05-20T10:39:50-06:00

Look Up! Featured Activity – Filtered Light 

2022-05-27T16:04:25-06:00

Credit: NISENET This content was written by Christine Shupla from the Lunar and Planetary Institute   Celebrate the first images of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope with this featured activity: Exploring the Universe: Filtered Light.   Filters allow us to block some types of light and isolate others; separating out these different colors or energy levels of light can give us new information. In "Filtered Light," participants discover how colored filters can help reveal more about an image. They can also make and study colorful images of their own.   Facilitate as an in-person program at your library, a Take & Make activity, [...]

Look Up! Featured Activity – Filtered Light 2022-05-27T16:04:25-06:00

Look Up! Featured Activity – Improv with the Stars

2022-05-27T16:07:40-06:00

Credit: Pioneer Library System Flickr This content was written by Christine Shupla from the Lunar and Planetary Institute  Celebrate the first images of NASA’s new James Webb Space Telescope with this featured activity: Improv with the Stars  After learning about four stellar classifications and the characteristics of stars, groups of patrons act out an improvisation of the “personality” of the four stars while the audience gets to guess which star type is which.   Facilitate as an in-person program at your library inside or outside. Consider pairing this with the Life Cycle of a Massive Star activity.  Time to complete: one [...]

Look Up! Featured Activity – Improv with the Stars2022-05-27T16:07:40-06:00

Look Up! Featured Activity – Multiwavelength Bingo

2022-05-27T13:50:34-06:00

Credit: Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics This content was written by Christine Shupla from the Lunar and Planetary Institute  Celebrate the first images of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope with this featured activity: Multiwavelength Bingo  Engage your patrons in astronomical images taken by telescopes studying the universe in different wavelengths in this game of bingo, after first exploring the idea of different types of light through an activity like Filtered Light or through this ViewSpace Interactive.   Facilitate as an in-person program at your library or as a Take & Make activity; interactive files are also available to conduct this game virtually with [...]

Look Up! Featured Activity – Multiwavelength Bingo2022-05-27T13:50:34-06:00

All Washed Up Looking for Oceans STEAM Activities for Summer Reading? Check out the Our Blue Planet: EARTH STEAM Activity Toolkit!

2022-05-27T11:29:07-06:00

Summer reading is rapidly approaching! If your library is participating in the Collaborative Summer Library Program’s Oceans of Possibilities summer reading theme or you simply want to facilitate some awesome water-themed STEAM activities the summer, have we got the toolkit for you!  The NASA@ My Library Our Blue Planet: EARTH STEAM Activity toolkit containing five ready-to-deploy hands-on activities related to ocean and water science. Each activity has been selected to be low-cost, adaptable, and fun for you and your patrons!  This digital toolkit includes blog posts here on starnetlibraries.org to help program facilitators with additional information on the tools and concepts [...]

All Washed Up Looking for Oceans STEAM Activities for Summer Reading? Check out the Our Blue Planet: EARTH STEAM Activity Toolkit!2022-05-27T11:29:07-06:00

The concepts of inclusion and intersectionality; and employing them to grow our audiences

2022-05-06T13:05:18-06:00

The concepts of inclusion and intersectionality; and employing them to grow our audiences by Kevin Tolley, Supervising Librarian Suisun City Library Suisun City, CA We are libraries and because of that we include everyone. This is a matter of deep moral imperative. We also are libraries, and because of that we need to increase our market penetration and usage rates in underserved populations. This is a financial imperative if we’re going to continue to function as libraries and have patrons who enjoy our services into the future. It would seem that these two things dovetail beautifully, on the one hand a [...]

The concepts of inclusion and intersectionality; and employing them to grow our audiences2022-05-06T13:05:18-06:00

Reaching Underserved Patrons – English-Language Learners

2022-05-06T13:02:29-06:00

Reaching Underserved Patrons – English-Language Learners by Barbara Shatara, Programs & Partnerships Librarian Fletcher Free Library Burlington, VT Libraries serve communities as unique as the individuals who live and work there.  Even libraries within the same city can be very different from one another.  One of our super-powers as librarians is the ability to craft our materials, services and buildings to best reflect the needs of our own unique community.   Keeping the library vibrant and vital is a dynamic process.  When members of your community aren’t participating in your programming or coming through the door, there are a several options for [...]

Reaching Underserved Patrons – English-Language Learners2022-05-06T13:02:29-06:00

Findings from the Colorado Health Program Survey

2022-05-06T09:21:56-06:00

April 22,2022 Written by Paul B. Dusenbery, Ph.D. Senior Educator Emeritus Space Science Institute Overview The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has caused a seismic paradigm shift. It has changed how people socialize, communicate, work, eat, and care for one another. It revealed the need for an infrastructure at the ready to mobilize public health resources to respond to future unexpected health challenges. COVID-19 is not the first health crises we have seen that is wrought with misinformation and lack of effective educational outreach resources to help communities make appropriate science-based decisions. Examples include the Spanish Flu of 1918 and the AIDS [...]

Findings from the Colorado Health Program Survey2022-05-06T09:21:56-06:00
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