NASA and Afterschool Programs: Connecting to the Future argues that the afterschool arena is uniquely suited for implementing learning experiences that can contribute significantly to engagement, capacity, and continuity, and make that personal connection to science. The report is informed by an eighteen-month study and demonstration project that included a scan of existing science programming in ... read moreafterschool, the development of prototype curriculum packets based on NASA resources, pilot testing and staff training in three afterschool programs in New York City, a review of science education research and promising practice literature, and consultations with experts in science education, afterschool, and curriculum development.read less
Hammer, David & Janet Coffey. "What NASA Has to Offer." In NASA and Afterschool Programs: Connecting to the Future, edited by Gretchen Walker, Ellen Wahl, & Luz M. Rivas, 76-83. Washington, DC: NASA, 2005.