There’s more space in your life than you think! Spinoff highlights NASA technologies that benefit life on Earth in the form of commercial products. More than 2,000 spinoffs since 1976 have been profiled—for example, rodent research that contributes to osteoporosis treatments; fabric spun of reflective space insulation that lines lightweight rain jackets; memory foam that supports and shapes women’s apparel; technology measuring Webb mirrors that boosts LASIK eye surgery precision; and clean-air tech for spacecraft that helped fight the pandemic.
Since 2008, more than 700 high school chemistry teachers have received AmericanChemical Society (ACS)-Hach High School Chemistry Classroom Grants to support ideas that enhance classroom learning, foster student development, and reveal the wonders of chemistry.
Phenology is a fascinating study of the interconnectedness among plants, animals, and climate. It concentrates on the timing of different life-cycle changes that occur throughout the year. With Nature’s Notebook, teachers and their students can join more than 15,000 other naturalists across the nation in taking the pulse of our planet.
The National Weather Association (NWA) Foundation’sSol Hirsch Education Fund Grantsare awarded annually to K–12 teachers/educators to help improve the education of their students, their school, and/or their community in the science of meteorology.