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Celebrate Day of Data with NASA & Microsoft Hack

Data literacy is a critical 21st century skill that students need for the jobs of tomorrow.

Today’s learners will enter a world defined by data. Reading and extracting key insights from data will become necessary and expected skills for the workforce of the future. Prepare your students by tapping into their creativity and curiosity today with NASA and Microsoft Hacking STEM – take them on a journey to outer space

Celebrate World Spreadsheet Day and 20 years of humans aboard the International Space Station with live events, lesson plans, and virtual Data Camps. You can participate in three ways, 

  • Talk to a NASA Astronaut: Join us for two live events on November 2nd and November 18th at 10:00 am Pacific Time with NASA astronauts and rocket scientists, where they will discuss how they use data and the impact that data has had on their job. Speakers will share their personal stories and answer questions from the audience at these Skype in the Classroom Live Events. The video will also be available on demand after the live event.
  • Get Free ‘Day of Data’ Resources from the Microsoft Educator Center (MEC): Dive into two immersive 45 to 90-minute NASA-inspired data experiences in Excel with standards-aligned lesson plans for your students, suited for remote learning. Your students can explore data in a self-paced Excel workbook to earn a Space Data Badge, and have the option to reflect on their experiences using Flipgrid. The Excel workbooks contain detailed lesson plans, curated data sets, and thought-provoking student journals. Hacking STEM’s Day of Data resources can be found on the Microsoft Educator Center
  • Attend Free Virtual ‘Space Data Camps’ with Microsoft stores team: If you would like a guided experience in your classroom or want to do this with your family, visit the Microsoft Store virtually through a ‘Space Data Camp’ where a Microsoft Store team member will walk you through the Day of Data experience. Participants will get a chance to earn a digital certificate of completion and a virtual Space Data badge. Space Data Camps
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