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Astronaut Health: Health Information Resources to Support Science Education

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 science 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 science 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.

Formerly titled, Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources. 

Objectives: 

Revised objectives for Fall 2019:

  • Recognize National Library of Medicine* (NLM) and NIH resources for health information
  • Identify NASA resources for science education
  • Locate resources for health science careers
  • Gain awareness of communities of practice that support science programming in libraries

Previous objectives (2017 to summer 2019):

  • 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, Harry Potter's World and other NLM Exhibitions

Class Length: 
1.0, 1.5 hours. Variable credit class. The number of CE credits is tied to how much time and effort is expected of the learner to complete the class. Resources updated as of Summer 2019.
Course Owner(s):
Debbie Montenegro, MSIS, Consumer Health Coordinator
Instructor(s):
Debbie Montenegro, MSIS, Consumer Health Coordinator
Continuing Education:

MLA CE available: 1.0 and 1.5 hours

Past Classes

This year’s summer reading theme at public and school libraries throughout the nation will be Space!

Upcoming Classes

Astronaut Health: Health Information Resources to Support Science Education
Thursday, December 5, 2019
11:00am - 12:00pm
CT
Region/Office:
National
Instructor(s):
Debbie Montenegro