Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

April 5, 2010

WSGC Newsletter for Educators

The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium's electronic newsletter for teachers provides curriculum ideas, Internet links and other resources to help you better meet the Washington EALRs and the National Science Education Standards.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

-- UW SCIENCE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL(11-12)
-- BECOME A NEW HORIZONS FELLOW (K-12)
-- EXPLORING SPACE LECTURES
-- HUBBLE 3D NOW SHOWING

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UW SCIENCE IN THE HIGH SCHOOL(11-12)

Would you like to offer your high school students Earth and Space Sciences 101, Oceanography 101 or Astronomy 101 courses for University of Washington credits next year?

Qualified high school teachers are invited to participate in the UW in the High School(UWHS) program. Students taking the course pay a reduced tuition rate and receive 5 UW credits for successful completion of the course.

Information about the UWHS program can be found at

http://www.outreach.washington.edu/uwhs

Questions? Contact Tim Stetter, UWHS program manager, at 206-221-6223 or e-mail

tstetter@EXTN.washington.edu

BECOME A NEW HORIZONS FELLOW (K-12)

Take part in the golden era of solar system exploration by becoming a New Horizons Educator Fellow and play an integral role in NASA's New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper Belt.

Fellows communicate the excitement of the New Horizons mission and information about recent discoveries to other teachers as well as students in their local communities. Applications are due by May 1.

For an application and more information, visit

http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/fellows/

EXPLORING SPACE LECTURES

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum will be broadcast its annual Exploring Space lecture series online, beginning o April 7. The series focuses on the forces that have shaped the planets and moons of the Solar System, especially Mars.

Etched into the surfaces is a fascinating story of fire and ice, of order and upheaval, of great cataclysms and slow change. Volcanism, impact, wind, and water are all common forces that shape these worlds.



For a schedule and list of speakers, see http://www.nasm.si.edu/events/lectures/esls/esls.cfm

HUBBLE 3D NOW SHOWING

Hubble 3D, the new IMAX film that enables moviegoers to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt some of the most difficult and important tasks in NASA's history, opened in limited release in Portland, Seattle and Spokane.

For show times in Seattle, go to

http://www.pacsci.org/imax/

For information on screenings outside the Seattle area, visit

http://www.imax.com/hubble/



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