Earth and Space Science Resource Posts

By Charlotte Cushman
North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind (NDVS-SB) has created a video about a new tactile resource from NASA called “Getting a Feel for... read more
By Laura Hospitál
This Tactile Astronomy section of Amazing Space features a library of selected Hubble images that can be printed in a tactile format.  It opened in... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
The Whalemobile is a life-sized (43 feet long) humpback whale you can touch.  It is modeled after a real whale, named Nile, who spends her summers... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
SOFIA, which is a jumbo jet fitted with an infrared telescope, recently flew through the "central flash" of Pluto.  This is the area where... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
The SETI Institute’s NASA Airborne Astronomy Ambassador Program seeks to engage learners of all ages in NASA's science education programs and... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Many thanks to Jim Allan for sharing this incredible resource.  NASA has made many of their images available in 3-D format appropriate for printing... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Wanda Merced, having lost her vision as a young woman in college, continued in her study of physics.  She speaks about the uncommon practice of "... read more
By Laura Hospitál
Students with visual impairment can be involved using radio methods to measure meteor impacts through NASA's SSERVI (Solar System Exploration... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
A team of educators, including Science Teacher Jeff Killebrew from New Mexico School for the Blind, flew on the SOFIA mission to observe NASA science... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
Astrophysicists Jabran Zahid and Wanda Diaz Merced recently taught a hands-on lesson to secondary school students at the Perkins School for the Blind... read more
By abobnar
Why teach a student who is blind about light? Because it exists! This activity explains the basic foundation for teaching a student who is blind... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
Archived Hubble Hangout video on 3D printing and technology in astronomy education and research.  The 3D Astronomy Project at the Space Telescope... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
Produced by a collaboration between the Space Telescope Science Institute and SAS, Reach for the Stars is a free iBook available for download to use... read more
By Accessible Science
This article by Kate Fraser discusses oceanography for students who are visually impaired and describes a scientific collaboration which allows... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
Students from Perkins School for the Blind Outreach Program attended Space Camp.  During this experience, they have an opportunity to meet other... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
SCIVIS (Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students) offers a wonderful opportunity each September for students in grades 4-12 who are... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
Adapted Curriculum Enhancement (ACE) seeks to provide research-based educational products and services for students with visual impairments.  Their... read more
By Charlotte Cushman
Touch the Universe: A NASA Braille Book of Astronomy by Noreen Grice is designed to make astronomy accessible to students who are blind or visually... read more