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Astronaut Health: Science Education Resources

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*

*The 1.5, 2.0, and 2.5 hour versions of this course will have participants assemble their own program. 
Resources updated as of August 9, 2018.

Class Length: 
1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 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.
Course Owner(s):
Debbie Montenegro, MSIS, Consumer Health Coordinator
Debbie Montenegro, MSIS, Consumer Health Coordinator
Continuing Education:

MLA CE available: 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, and 2.5 hours

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