NASA STEM EPDC has created “One-Pager” addenda to accompany available NASA lessons. We began the process by having expert professors from our Minority Serving Institution Teacher Education Network (MSI TEN) go through the lessons, evaluate, and make suggestions for increasing their cultural relevance. From those suggestions, an education specialist with 20 years of classroom experience working with diverse students compiled the suggestions from the MSI TEN faculty, and created an addendum document to accompany the lessons that will update the lesson to include any new scientific discoveries, give the NGSS and Common Core standards covered, and make real world suggestions for teacher to be better able to implement the lesson into their normal curriculum in such a way as to reach all of their students in a more culturally responsive way. An initial batch of 25 lessons went through the entire process, with more being added regularly.
Lesson 1 – Packing for the Moon
Lesson 3 – Exploring Radiation in Your Life
Lesson 5 – Follow the Water