Astronaut Health: Health Information Resources to Support Science Education*

For more information on this course, or to schedule, please contact Debbie Montenegro at Debbie.Montenegro@unthsc.edu

This presentation will introduce school librarians, public librarians, science educators, and other participants to health science education resources from the National Library of Medicine (NLM), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The resources pertain to the following subjects: K-12+ science education focusing on anatomy, genetics, health, and health science careers.

The overall goal of this course is to help participants find science resources, lesson plans, and programs through a unique and fun subject. Public and school librarians can support science educators and students by fostering science literacy and health literacy programs. Organizations that assist libraries with integrating science into their programs will be discussed. These efforts are creating value to the science education community. Such support can open the door to professional partnerships with educators.

Course URL: https://nnlm.gov/training/class-catalog

Learning Objectives:

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  •  Recognize National Library of Medicine* (NLM) and NIH resources for health information
  •  Identify NASA resources for science education
  •  Locate resources for health science careers
  • Gain awareness of communities of practice that support science programming in libraries

     

     * Including Genetics Home Reference, MedlinePlus, PubMed Central, Harry Potter's World and other NLM Exhibitions

Agenda:

Agenda – 1 hour

  • Introductions
  • Objectives
  • National Network of Libraries of Medicine
  • NNLM Summer Health Programming Manual

6 minutes

  • Astronauts and connection to Space and Health
  • Health Topics – Anatomy and Health
  • MedlinePlus, NIAMSD (and kids page), NCI, NEI (and kids page), PubMed Central and Space Life Sciences subset search strategy
  • Fitness

15 minutes

  • DNA, Chromosomes, Genetics (Twins Study)
  • Resources – Genetics Home Reference and Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine

10 minutes

  • Health Science careers – NLM Exhibitions including Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians, and Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care

3 minutes

  • Communities of Practice with resources to support science programming in libraries

16 minutes

  • Wrap up/overviews

5 minutes

  • Q&A and Evaluation

5 minutes

 

Agenda – 1.5 to 2 hours

  • Objectives

National Network of Libraries of Medicine

NNLM Summer Health Programming Manual

5 minutes

  • Introductions / Ice Breaker Activity

10 minutes

  • Astronauts and connection to Space Health
  • Health Topics – Anatomy and Health
  • MedlinePlus, NIAMSD (and kids page), NCI, NEI (and kids page), PubMed Central and Space Life Sciences subset search strategy
  • Fitness

15 minutes

  • DNA, Chromosomes, Genetics (Twins Study)
  • Resources – Genetics Home Reference and Harry Potter’s World: Renaissance Science, Magic, and Medicine

10 minutes

  • Break – 15 minutes
  • Group Activity – Lesson plan OR Program plan activity – 20 minutes
  • Share back session on group activity – 10 minutes

(Group activity and share back session are the addition for the 2-hour agenda).

  • Health Science careers - NLM Exhibitions including Rise, Serve, Lead! America’s Women Physicians, and Physician Assistants: Collaboration and Care

5 minutes

  • Communities of Practice with resources to support science programming in libraries

15 minutes

  • Wrap up/overviews – 5 minutes
  • Q & A and Evaluation – 10 minutes

MLA CE Credits: 1, 1.5