Rachel Zimmerman Brachman

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Recent Posts by Rachel

Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:36 PM in Science Fair
Dear Mallory, I ran a science fair at my son's elementary school. Let me know if you want any advice. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory has made a series of videos about choosing a science fair project topic, what to put on the display board, and more. Here's the link: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/learn/activities/science-fair-project/ I hope this helps! Best wishes, R...

Wed Feb 01, 2017 4:48 PM in 3rd Grade Science Lesson--Help!
I saw your NSTA post about wanting to teach about the planets in the solar system. Have you tried NASA's free software download, "Eyes on the Solar System"? http://eyes.nasa.gov Eyes on the Solar System shows all of the NASA spacecraft in context in the solar system, anytime between 1950 and 2050. All of the planets are in the right place at all times, and you can see the motion of the p...

Fri Dec 02, 2016 7:26 PM in Teaching Space Science?
If you have a computer in your classroom, you can use NASA's Eyes on the Solar System to show all of the planets, moons, comets and asteroids in our solar system, as well as the NASA spacecraft that explore these worlds. http://eyes.nasa.gov It works on desktops and laptops, but not on mobile devices like iPads, cell phones, or chrome books. When you download Eyes on the Solar System, you a...

Recent Public Collections by Rachel

NASA's "Eyes on the Solar System" interactive web tool
Type: User uploaded resource

Teacher’s Toolkit: It’s a big, busy solar system
Type: Journal Article

Science for Students with Disabilities

3 Resources

This is a collection of resources related to science education for students with disabilities.

Making Technology Inclusive
Type: Journal Article

Tech Trek: Technologies for special needs students
Type: Journal Article