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Back to School Resources

Need help with your science homework? We’ve got you covered! Here are some out-of-this world (pun intended) resources for your science and space questions.

Let’s take a look…

NASA Space Place

From questions like “Why does Saturn have rings?” to games that allow you to explore different galaxies, NASA Space Place has a variety of content for elementary-age kids, parents and anyone who likes science and technology topics. 

Visit the NASA Space Place website or follow @NASASpacePlace on Twitter.

SciJinks

Targeting middle-school students and teachers, this NOAA and NASA partnership has games and useful information about weather and other Earth science subjects. 

Visit the SciJinks website or follow @SciJinks on Twitter. 

NASA Education

The NASA Education website includes an A-Z list of education opportunities that we offer throughout the year, as well as education programs, events and resources for both students and educators. 

We have a diverse set of resources for multiple age groups:

Visit the NASA Education website or follow @NASAedu on Twitter. 

Want to get NASA Education materials for your classroom? Click HERE

A Year of Education on the International Space Station

Although on different crews, astronauts Joe Acaba and Ricky Arnold - both former teachers - will work aboard the International Space Station. K-12 and higher education students and educators can do NASA STEM activities related to the station and its role in our journey to Mars. Click HERE for more. 

Sally Ride EarthKAM

Also on the International Space Station, the Sally Ride EarthKAM @ Space Camp allows students to program a digital camera on board the space station to photograph a variety of geographical targets for study in the classroom. 

Registration is now open until Sept. 25 for the Sept. 26-30 mission. Click HERE for more. 

NASA eClips™

NASA eClips™ are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections by exploring current applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, topics. The programs are produced for targeted audiences: K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and the general public.

Space Operations Learning Center

The Space Operations Learning Center teaches school-aged students the basic concepts of space operations using the web to present this educational content in a fun and engaging way for all grade levels. With fourteen modules, there’s lots to explore for all ages.

The Mars Fun Zone

The Mars Fun Zone is a compilation of Red Planet-related materials that engage the explorer inside every kid through activities, games, and educational moments. 

Fly Away with NASA Aeronautics

Frequent flyer or getting ready to earn your first set of wings? From children’s books for story time to interactive flight games, we’ve got Aeronautics activities for students of all ages that are sure to inspire future scientists, mathematicians and engineers. 

On Pinterest? We have a board that highlights NASA science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) lessons, activities, tools and resources for teachers, educators and parents. 

Check it out here: https://www.pinterest.com/nasa/nasa-for-educators/ 

Make sure to follow us on Tumblr for your regular dose of space: http://nasa.tumblr.com.

School  Explained By Rick Sanchez

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Hello, my name is Yumna and I’m a junior in high school! Here are some of my favorite apps to use during school season!

Google Drive- You’ll be able access to files anywhere through secure cloud storage and file backup for your photos, videos, files, documents, presentations just from a click of your phone!

myHomework Student Planner-Pretty Self Explaintory…and yes, its a LONG name but its great!

Office Lens - it can trim, enhance, and make pictures of whiteboards and docs readable. You can use Office Lens to convert images to PDF, Word and PowerPoint files, and you can even save images to OneNote or OneDrive.

Flat Tomato- Its an app that is a beautifully designed timer for people who want to avoid distractions and get more done!

Dragon Dictation- This app allows a truly hand-free text input. Use your voice to dictate a text message or email, create Facebook status updates etc..

MathWay-  its a very useful app that can help you solve all those math problems that require a more complex tool than your device’s built-in calculator.

Socratic- All you have to do is  take a photo of your homework question and get answers, math solvers, explanations, and videos. Works for Math, Science, History, English, and many more.

GoodBudget- Great for students who want to keep track of their money to spend, save, and give toward what’s important in life.

Evernote-  Helps organize your work and declutter your life. With Evernote on your desktop and mobile devices, your notes are always with you and always in sync.

Grammarly- Its a free grammar checker that instantly eliminates grammatical errors and can help enhance your writing.

I hope these apps prove helpful! If you ever need to ask me anything my inbox is open! ILY GUYS :)

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL PRINTABLES

School is going to be starting soon, so I decided to make a bunch of printables to try to be more organised from the very first day. I don’t know about you, but every year (until now), on the first day of classes, I would write down everything that the teacher was saying on random pieces of paper I could get my hands on, which I would end up losing the moment I walked out of the classroom. This year, I decided to change that so I made class info printable. I also made a lab tracker because I always lose my labs and then the teacher always asks for them at the end of the year… So for this year, I made a lab tracker ahead of time. I also made an assignment and test tracker so that I can have a pretty good idea as to what my final mark will be. I made some vocab and formula sheets too to make studying them a bit easier. I made a schedule printable because the schedule that my school gives every year is pretty ugly and I end up losing it. I made a weekly review so that I can make sure that I looked over everything I learned that week instead of just forgetting about it. I also made a daily planner because why not. There are also different versions of every printable so you can choose which one you like best. Other printables. Tag me with #msprintables

How do you do, fellow kids?

We’ve teamed up with Tumblr and our Campus Ambassadors to find out how you are bringing pride #backtoschool this Fall.

More than 30% of Americans polled say they are uncomfortable with LGBTQ people in their families, schools, and communities, but acceptance is growing! Over 20% of millennials identify as LGBTQ and 63% identify as allies. Most importantly, many LGBTQ students feel a stronger sense of community among friends and chosen family in their schools, and we want to celebrate those student stories!

Let’s share messages, images, and stories of love and acceptance to LGBTQIA and questioning students as they head #backtoschool.

#backtoschool cool

Post a selfie, mirror pic, group shot, or old photo of you looking #backtoschool cool and tell us about your life as an LGBTQ or ally student.

Not a student? Share your cutest or strangest #fbf (flashback Friday) photo from your school days!

Let us know… How are you bringing pride back to school? What are you most excited about this year? What are you and your student activism organizations working on? Who is in your queer family at school? Why are you proud to be you?

Thank you for spreading love to queer youth going #backtoschool! To learn more about GLAAD and how to get involved with our youth initiatives, check out glaad.org/youth.

(Art by Tumblr Creatr, Pop Aesthete)

Back to School tips/ideas

I am no way qualified to give anyone tips but seeing as I have made mistakes in the past I feel like others can learn from this. I know that this is for back to school but I also feel like it is important to share some other ideas for the school year. As September gets closer and closer (or August depending on where you live) nerves start to ramp up and the first day of school approaches. Here are ten tips to help you get back into the grind.

1. Start Waking up early a week before school starts

What I find in the summer is that wake up real late. Like 12:00. So to handle getting up 6 hours earlier I start waking up at that time before school starts. This helps me get into the mindset of getting back to school and getting into the habit that I need to wake up early. Other things that help is to make your bed when you wake up because that helps set you up for success. Also, drink a glass of water after you wake up because you lose a lot of water when you sleep and you will feel even more tired because you’re dehydrated.

2. Make a study space or study nook free of distraction

YOU DO NOT EVEN KNOW HOW MUCH THIS HELPED ME!!! I have always not been a huge studier and I never knew why. I didn’t get horrible grades but I could always do better. Once I had my own space I started focusing better and surprisingly, my grades got better. You can decorate this however you want. Make it AESTHETIC GOALS or just find a desk in your house. This is important though because we live in an age of constant distraction that you turn off all your notifications. I have mentioned an app before called freedom before but I found a new one called space which is much better. Also, make sure this space makes you comfortable because if not this could hurt you rather than help you.

3. Familiarize yourself with your teachers and professors

This was helpful for me last year. I did have another post where I talked about the importance of asking for help. Even if you don’t even like your teachers it is important to make contact with them and not to ice them out. I was fortunate enough to have teachers that I liked and that were easy to talk to. If your teachers are hard to talk to in person send them an email and they will probably email you back. This will also help you later in the year if you need any letters of recommendation or signatures from your teachers.

4. Find a way to study that helps you (not others).

If you look around the studyblr community you will notice handwriting porn basically. Don’t be intimidated by this. I made a post on the importance of finding studying tips so I will keep this short. Make sure that you are not bullied into doing something you don’t want. Find what is right for you

5. If you like music, make a playlist

This is probably one of the most fun things on the list. When I study I feel 100% better when I listen to music. Whether you like chill pop or some hardcore rap then you do you boo boo. Some people also like to listen to music in different languages when they study their world language. I think that @studypuppers made a post about world language playlists. really just have fun with this. I am really digging Kesha’s new song praying it gives me chills when I listen to that.

6. Take breaks and find ways to relieve stress

Make sure that it isn’t 24/7 365 studying even though we have all been there at one point or another. It is important to rest after studying and in between study sessions, I like to watch Netflix, read a book, or just listen to music. It is up to you but It is important for well-being to take breaks.

7. Do everything as it comes

I have succumbed to the procrastination gods and have put off work which leaves you with a black cloud. Do your assignments as they come. For example, if I was given an essay on Monday that isn’t due for 2 weeks get it done right away so you aren’t pulling an all nighter 2 weeks from now. It will really help and as much as you won’t want to do it it will help you 100%

8. Drink plenty of water and breathe

It is helpful to stay hydrated when you study because your brain won’t function as well if you are dehydrated. Also, meditation or yoga can help clear your mind as well.

I hope these tips help you guys out. I track #bohostudying ask box is always open

Every time someone tells me that my study will be too difficult for me, I have to laugh. They don’t know me and they don’t know what I’m capable of. I’ll surprise them. Regardless how much time I have to be working on it to succeed. I’m going to do what makes me happy. Maybe I’ll even surprise myself.