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David Mastie

David Mastie is, first and foremost, a classroom Earth Science teacher: twenty-nine years of middle level teaching, three years of television teaching beamed into inner cities nationwide, and five years as a high school teacher in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Dave has been invited to sit on Educational Advisory boards for the American Geological Institute (AGI) and the American Geophysical Union (AGU). Presently Secretary-Treasurer of the Educational Division of the Geological Society of America (GSA).

Most recently, because of some high profile publicity over community service presentations to children, Dave has become known as "The Science Wizard." The photo here shows him appearing to do magic to make a key point. Dave wants it known that he doesn't believe in magic. "Magic tries to hide the answer, and we are about doing just the opposite. We are stripping off the disguise, peeling back the hidden layers and exposing what's there. It is these hidden truths that grab me and keep me working toward changing the face of K-12 education in this country."

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Traveling Nitrogen Classroom Activity Kit

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Classroom Tools to Explore the Past, Present and Future of Climate Change

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Playing with Ecosystem Science: Informal Modeling Games to Explore the Delicate Balance

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Polsintoovly

Polsintoovly, the Bird God, joined the Windows team in May of 1999. Also known as Chris Gleason, this graduate of the University of Michigan became well versed in world mythology while working on the mythology...more

Sandra Henderson

Hi there! I am a science educator with the Windows to the Universe project. Mostly, I work on the classroom activities and help lead our professional development efforts for teachers. It is very rewarding...more

Marina LaGrave

Ms. Marina LaGrave served as a Spanish translator on the Windows to the Universe project from ~2003 to 2010.  Because she does not have an academic background in science, her translations were checked...more

Jean Pennycook

Jean has been a science teacher for 20 years. In that time she has served to promote science education and excellence at all levels encouraging students to continue a higher education and pursue science...more

Windows to the Universe, a project of the National Earth Science Teachers Association, is sponsored in part is sponsored in part through grants from federal agencies (NASA and NOAA), and partnerships with affiliated organizations, including the American Geophysical Union, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Earth System Information Partnership, the American Meteorological Society, the National Center for Science Education, and TERC. The American Geophysical Union and the American Geosciences Institute are Windows to the Universe Founding Partners. NESTA welcomes new Institutional Affiliates in support of our ongoing programs, as well as collaborations on new projects. Contact NESTA for more information. NASA ESIP NCSE HHMI AGU AGI AMS NOAA