Passport to Knowledge Electronic Field Trip

Key words: Curriculum Materials/Science/K-12

You are invited....

Join the Passport to Knowledge Electronic Field Trip:
Live From the Hubble Space Telescope

"It's a great time to be a teacher or a student of science -- and a television producer as well! -- with such fantastic tools as the Hubble Space Telescope, interactive television, and the Internet now at hand. These tools are linking us to scientific experts who want to share their expanding body of knowledge with those who want to learn more about the world and the universe in which we live." Project Director Geoff Haines-Stiles

For the first time ever, in the spring of 1996, students in grades K-12 will have a chance to serve as collaborators with space scientists as they design and implement observations for three upcoming Hubble Space Telescope orbits. These observations will be the focus of two live, interactive television broadcasts scheduled for March 14, 1996 and April 23, 1996 at 13:00-14:00 Eastern time on NASA-TV and many Public Broadcasting Stations.

Passport to Knowledge projects integrate live telecasts, on-line resources, and print curriculum materials.... three key characteristics of this frontier breaking real world science adventure series. Working in partnership with NASA, NSF, STScI (Space Telescope Science Institute), and public television, Passport to Knowledge is living up to our theme......"real science, real scientists, real locations, real time!"

Students will have the opportunity to interact with scientists via an on-line Question and Answer forum and Field Journals, giving a close-up glimpse of the lives of key scientists, researchers, and support personnel. Our discussion mail list invites educators to share integration ideas. Special activities are planned now through April so be sure to join our updates mail list.

If you and your students would like more information about our project, send a message to:
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in the message body, write: subscribe updates-hst

A copy of the soon to be released teacher's kit (includes lessons, activities, background materials, poster, and hands-on materials ) can be ordered by sending a check, money order, or purchase order for $10.00 payable to Passport to Knowledge:

Passport to Knowledge-LHST
P.O. Box 1502
Summit, New Jersey 07902-1502

Please indicate your name, position, grade level, number of students participating, email address, etc. when ordering.

Check out our NASA K-12 Internet Initiative web site which includes a full array of background files, biographical sketches of participating scientists, image files, links to related Hubble resources, teacher's lounge, and archive of the discussion forum postings (discuss-hst). : Live From The Hubble Space Telescope

Copies of our "Great Debate" video tape, which aired November 9, 1995, introducing students to the Planet Advocates (four of the foremost planetary scientists) and the case for selecting their planets (Jupiter, Neptune, Uranus, or Pluto) as the focal point of upcoming observations can be ordered from NASA Core (216-774-1051). Call for current pricing and ordering information.

Updated information about the Passport to Knowledge project can be accessed by calling 800-626-LIVE.

If you have questions, please contact Education Outreach Coordinator,

Jan Wee at or call 608-786-2767.

Jan Wee, Education Outreach Coordinator
Passport to Knowledge

Uploaded by: Melissa Close/Kent State University/Deaf Education Major