Why is the sky blue? Is there life on other planets? How do I pursue a career in science? The UA/NASA Space Grant Science Speakers Program brings faculty, researchers, and graduate students to your class or organization to give talks on a variety of topics. The presentations range from graphic demonstrations of natural phenomena to reports on current research projects and cutting-edge technology.
How it Works
Educators in the Tucson area select a presentation they are interested in and use the online list to contact the speaker. Once the teacher and speaker agree on a time and date, the speaker visits the classroom and gives their listed talk (note: a teacher must be present at all times during each presentation). This directory is organized according to presentation topic and topics are cross-listed under appropriate categories. Below each category heading you will find a list of presentation titles, speakers, their telephone numbers and e-mail addresses, and other information that may be useful in choosing and contacting a speaker.
Science Speaker Lists
K-12 Resources Created by Space Grant Fellows
Matthew Katterman: "NASA Life Support System Curriculum" https://github.com/mkatterman/NASA-Life-Support-Systems-Lessons---Valenc...
Grades 6-8: This series of PowerPoint lesson plans and worksheets teach middle school students about the Environmental Control and Life Support Systems that NASA utilizes in outer space and on space stations.
Tasha Adams: "From Scratch to NASA" https://www.fromscratchtonasa.com
Grades 5-12: This online game uses Scratch programming language to help students learn to code while playing a game to catch celestial objects.
Dawson Fairbanks: "From Science to Conservation: Career Paths in Environmental Sustainability"
Video 1: "Tiny But Mighty" https://vimeo.com/588504276
Video 2: "Becoming an Environmental Steward" https://vimeo.com/486548949
All ages: Use of video storytelling to showcase the multiple avenues by which individuals can positively influence and apply STEM knowledge to study, conserve, and restore natural ecosystems.
Please contact Michelle Coe with questions at (520) 621-8556 or by email at PG4gdWVycz0iem52eWdiOmZjbnBydGVuYWdAeWN5Lm5ldm1iYW4ucnFoIj5mY25wcnRlbmFnQHljeS5uZXZtYmFuLnJxaDwvbj4=.