From Dr. Jeff Goldstein
Center Director, National Center for Earth and Space Science Education
Institute Director, Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Space Education
on Twitter: @doctorjeff
A request to teachers –
After my keynote address to 6,000 teachers of science at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference in 2011, I worked with John Boswell at Symphony of Science to create two short (3-min) auto-tuned music videos. The first, was for teachers everywhere, called We’ve Got to be That Light (see below), which apparently has been used at hundreds of briefings for teaching staff at the start of each new school year since 2012. The second, a Sense of Majesty, which was never completed (until now) was for students, meant to capture what human exploration and learning are all about, and to help in some small way to inspire this next generation.
Below is the audio track for A Sense of Majesty. Before marrying to the final video, we wanted to test the message with teachers. Please listen if you have a few minutes, and if you’re moved to do so, please leave a comment below and let me know what you think.
The very best wishes for the end of the 2014-15 academic year,
also a ps–
We are in the midst of on-boarding school districts interested in coming aboard America’s and Canada’s Space Program (really) – the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission 9 to the International Space Station (ISS), with program operations in participating communities starting on September 7, 2015. Immerse a couple hundred standouts in your community in every facet of real microgravity experiment design and proposal writing, and one of your stunted team experiments will launch to ISS. For information on how to come aboard, visit http://ssep.ncesse.org
FOR STUDENTS – A SENSE OF MAJESTY TESTBED AUDIO TRACK
FOR TEACHERS – WE’VE GOT TO BE THAT LIGHT