Swift Educator Resource Area
The Swift mission investigates the almost unimaginably violent explosions called gamma-ray bursts, tremendous supernovae and voracious black holes gobbling down matter at fantastic rates. These are topics which fascinate students, and can inspire them to learn more about math, science, technology.
The Swift E/PO group has created many standards-based activities which use these targets
of Swift science to engage students, and help educators better show them the wonders of the Universe.
- Classroom Materials - Exciting and engaging activities for use in the classroom.
- Swift Educator Ambassadors - A program to help teach teachers about Swift science. Find out about Educator Ambassadors or workshops near you.
- About Swift - Read more about the Swift mission.
- What's in the News? featuring Swift - (WITN) was a television show, produced by Pennsylvania State University that reached millions of middle-school students across the country. WITN produced a series of short five-minute spots and longer 15 minute features that showcase Swift.
- Imagine's Gamma-Ray Burst Lesson Plan - How Far... How Powerful
- Imagine's Gamma-Ray Burst Information and Activity Books
- Swift Q&A - Page listing the questions that have been asked through the feedback form.
- The Global Telescope Network -
Use real astronomical data in your classroom!
- Space Math @ NASA - Visit this NASA resource to download hundreds of math problems for grades K12 featuring a behind the scenes look at NASA press releases and discoveries. The problems range from simple scaling and proportions to algebra and calculus, and cover topics spanning all NASA science and engineering activities.