Archive for October, 2011
Notable events in solar system exploration coming up for November 2011:
“Jack Horkheimer : Star Gazer” series covering October 31- November 06, 2011
It’s best printed on cardstock. There are a lot of small pieces but you dont need to be a origami expert to put together a good looking model that will make a nice addition to your book shelf.
White school glue will work but I like tacky white glue that is available from most craft stores because it cleans up just as easily but speeds things along because it’s, well, stickier.
You can also help the mission education team meet a challenge Flat Stanley style. The team is asking for photos of the mission mascot, NPPy, in every state in the U.S. I’m sure they’d like some photos from outside the U.S. as well. NOAA and NASA partner with many countries weather bureaus sharing data from NPP as well as data from those countries to build up a more complete picture of the factors which impact our global weather.
Download NPPy, add your child’s first name, photograph him in your hometown and email it to the address on the sheet. Decorate NPPy if you like. Fans in Kaui, HI did a nice job of giving NPPy some island flair. Then look for your photo to appear on the NASA website in a few days.
It’s a fun project for your class, scout troop, or your family. But please show off your hometown and avoid including people’s faces in the photo.