Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

August 3, 1999

WSGC Newsletter for Educators

WELCOME to the first edition of the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium's electronic newsletter for teachers.

This new service will provide you with curriculum ideas, Internet links and other resources to help you better meet the Washington Essential Academic Learning Requirements and the National Science Education Standards. New bulletins will be e-mailed the first and third week of each month during the school year.

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REMEMBERING APOLLO 11 CD-ROM

Remembering Apollo 11: The 30th Anniversary Data Archive CD-ROM is available free while supplies last.

If you would like a copy, please send a self-addressed sturdy mailer or padded envelope stamped with sufficient postage (generally $1.90) to the NASA Information Center Mail Code CI-4, 300 E Street SW, Room 1H23, Washington, D.C. 20546-0001. Only one CD per customer, please. No cash or checks accepted in lieu of postage.

EVERYDAY CLASSROOM TOOLS

This Web site from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and NASA's Learning Technologies Project offers an inquiry-based science curriculum for kindergarten through sixth grade.

Each thread in this curriculum begins by telling you how the National Standards are incorporated. Through this feature, producers say they hope to allow teachers "new freedom in your science curriculum, while assuring you that our program fulfills requirements you are being asked to meet." Visit Everyday Classroom Tools at:

http://hea-www.harvard.edu/ECT/index.html

ONE SITE, HUNDREDS OF IDEAS

More than 35 new federal educational resources have been added to FREE, the one-stop Web site that lets teachers search the resources of over 40 federal agencies. Visit "What's New" at the FREE Web site:

http://www.ed.gov/free

LINKING TO SPACELINK

An updated guide to NASA educational program offices and points of contact, resource centers, and on-line resources is now available. You can order "How to Access Information on NASA's Education Program, Materials, and Services" at:

http://spacelink.nasa.gov/products/Accessing.NASA.Education.Brochure

REGISTRATION OPENS FOR NASA CONNECT 1999-2000

NASA CONNECT, a series of 30-minute integrated mathematics and science programs, is designed to increase science literacy, to improve math and science proficiency of students in grades four to eight, and to increase the competency of math and science educators.

The program is delivered free to registrants via satellite television and the Internet.

The program emphasizes the national mathematics and science standards, the AETC/AASL information literacy standards, and the national computer/technology standards. For more information, including broadcast times, dates, and how to register, go to

http://edu.larc.nasa.gov/connect