Look Up! Step Back in Time with the James Webb Space Telescope Beanstack Challenge
May 1 – May 31, 2022
Back by popular demand, we're thrilled to announce that the Look Up! Step Back in Time Beanstack challenge will be back for the month of May. This challenge is designed to help readers explore the science behind NASA's newest space telescopemission, the James Webb Space Telescope. Throughout the challenge, readers will have access to virtual resources like articles and videos about Space Science to gain new skills and explore educational and career pathways in Earth and Space Science. Visit the Beanstack websiteto find out more and sign up!
If you are a rural library in the Southwest, consider hosting the We are Water exhibition! We are looking for rural public, tribal, or college libraries within the Four Corners Region to host this multicultural exhibition for three months in 2023 or 2024. Training, learning resources, and a mini-grant will be provided! Applications are due May 2, 2022.
The STAR Library Network (STAR Net) is a hands-on learning network for libraries and their communities across the country. STAR Net focuses on helping library professionals build their STEM skills by providing “science-technology activities and resources” (STAR) and training to use those resources.
STAR Net is built upon a strong network of collaborators and partners, led by the Space Science Institute’s (SSI) National Center for Interactive Learning (NCIL). Partners include the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office, Collaborative Summer Library Program, Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, Lunar and Planetary Institute, Education Development Center, Twin Cities PBS (TPT), Institute for Learning Innovation (ILI), University of Colorado. Funding is provided by the National Science Foundation, and the NASA Science Mission Directorate.
STAR Net Blogs
Our Blue Planet: EARTH Featured Activity – Investigating the Insides
By Christine Shupla
Investigating the Insides is a 10 to 30 minute activity in which teams investigate the composition of unseen materials using a variety of tools. Check out this activity and more on Our Blue Planet Earth in this resource packed blog.
Oceans define our home planet, covering the majority of Earth's surface and driving the water cycle that dominates our land and atmosphere. This resource list includes a live recording webinar, activities and other resources for all your ocean planet programing needs.