[library-media] Fwd: NASA Images for School Libraries
Tue, 09 Oct 2001 21:35:43 -0500
>NASA IMAGES BRING PLANETS, WEATHER, GEOLOGY TO YOUR LIBRARY
>Fit the giant planet Jupiter and its moons into your library. Explore the
>peaks and valleys of the ocean's floor without getting all wet. Travel to
>distance galaxies and back in one afternoon. Experience the excitement of
>a gravity-free environment by watching an astronaut eat floating M&Ms.
>Nearly 100 images -- from Buzz Aldrin taking a walk on the moon to
>colliding galaxies to the volcano of Mt. Etna, Italy -- are available
>through NASA's educational Web site The Space Place (
>http://spaceplace.nasa.gov ) for library use. The pictures featured help
>bring a number of topics alive, including the Solar System, weather,
>geology and geography.
>Librarians can access these images through the "Goodies for Teachers"
>section by simply clicking on the schoolhouse icon on The Space Place home
>page. There, they can choose Earth- and space-related printable pictures
>in the following categories: Solar System; Earth (Geography and Mapping,
>Oceans, Volcanoes, Weather); Astronauts; Stars, Galaxies and Nebulae; and
>Rockets, Space Shuttles, International Space Station, Rovers.
>Within each category are several images from which to choose. Librarians
>can click on the small image to view it in a larger format. To print a
>clean copy (without browser information on the page), save the .jpg file
>(File/Save As) to the hard drive or a disk, and open and print it using
>any paint program (Photoshop, Windows Paint, PowerPoint, Macpaint,
>etc.) The image file can also be placed into a word processor, such as
>Microsoft Word, document for printing.
>The Space Place includes images and curriculum for use in the library, as
>well as discovery-based learning activities for students to do on their
>own. For more information about The Space Place, contact Nancy Leon at
>Education and Public Outreach Lead
>NASA New Millennium Program
>NASA/JPL 4800 Oak Grove Drive
>Pasadena, CA 91109