Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources
This year’s summer reading theme at public and school libraries throughout the nation will be Space! Join us for the first online offering of Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources and get ready to spend this summer celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing with your community and network partners! Instructor Debbie Montenegro, NNLM SCR Consumer Health Coordinator and recently recognized NASA Solar System Ambassador, will walk through various resources from NLM, NIH, and NASA, as well as wonderful communities of practice that are ready to help you get your summer programming together. Get ready to explore where space and health resources collide!
This class is eligible for 1 hour of MLA Continuing Education credit. Make sure to register below to receive login information on the day of the session!
Apr 23, 2019
11:00AM - 12:00PM CT
This presentation will introduce school librarians, public librarians, science educators, and other participants to health science education resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The resources pertain to the following subjects: K-12+ science education focusing on anatomy, genetics, health, and health science careers.
The overall goal of this course is to help participants find STEAM* resources, lesson plans, and programs through a unique and fun subject. Public and school librarians can support science educators and students by fostering science literacy and health literacy programs. Organizations that assist libraries with integrating STEAM into their programs will be discussed. These efforts are creating value to the science education community. Such support can open the door to professional partnerships with educators.
*STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
- Recognize National Library of Medicine* (NLM) and NIH resources for health information
- Identify NASA resources for STEM education
- Locate resources for health science careers
- Describe STEAM programming in libraries
* Including Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, PubMed Central, and Harry Potter's World
Resources updated as of August 9, 2018.