3,620 Grade K-13 Educators Trained
inquiry-based, hands-on lessons in the Earth and space sciences,
and aeronautics and astronautics, at 56 professional development
workshops (an average of 64 educators per workshop.)
School Programs by 114 Visiting Researchers
and 9 Visiting Educators from 38 research institutions
- 1,554 schools visited across
13 communities (an average each year of 25 schools per community.)
- 4,657 programs conducted
in grade K-20 classrooms.
- 196,700 grade K-13 students participated
in classroom programs (an avg. of 40 students per classroom
program; an annual average of 3,600 students per community.)
- 7 NASA field centers & institutes,
11 colleges & universities, 7 corporations, and the
Smithsonian were among the home institutions of
the Visiting Researchers and Visiting Educators.
95 Family/Public Events conducted
for a combined 34,400 parents, students,
and teachers, corresponding to an average of 360 attendees
47 Journey through the Universe
Weeks conducted across 13 communities nationally.
Program models developed and assessed
over a wide range of environs, including: under-served
rural communities with both large and small geographic footprints;
inner-city urban areas with high minority populations; a multiple
school district model; school district-led, science center-led,
and university-led initiatives; a single grade level model
across a large school system; and a comprehensive grade preK-20
approach in smaller school districts.
Development of grade K-13 lesson packages
so well mated to curricular standards for teaching and learning
that they can be adopted by a school district as
the curriculum, as was the case for sixth grade in
Washington, DC, in 2000.