Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

February 22, 2011

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

-- POLAR SCIENCE WEEKEND
-- FREE FIRST THURSDAY (K-12)
-- GRANTS FOR CHEMISTRY TEACHERS (9-12)
-- COLOR NASA (K-4)

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POLAR SCIENCE WEEKEND

On February 5, Pacific Science Center will hold an Educator Open House with free admission to current exhibits, Laser shows, IMAX films, the Willard Smith Planetarium, Tropical Butterfly House and more.

Registration is 8-11:30 a.m. There is also online registration available. The Space Needle and Experience Music Project/Sci-Fi Museum are also holding open house events and educators may register for all three events. For more information, see

http://www.pacsci.org/openhouse/

FREE FIRST THURSDAY (K-12)

Once a month, the Museum of Flight stays open late and evening admission is free, courtesy of Wells Fargo.

On March 4, admission to the museum's exhibits and galleries will be free from 5-9 p.m. MaxFlight and 4DX Simulators are regular price. For more information, visit

http://www.museumofflight.org/programs/wells-fargo-free-first-thursday

GRANTS FOR CHEMISTRY TEACHERS (9-12)

The ACS-Hach High School Chemistry Grant is awarded to high school chemistry teachers seeking funds to support ideas that transform classroom learning, foster student development, and reveal the wonders of chemistry.

Teachers can request up to $1,500 for their ideas. Applications are accepted annually February 1 – April 1. For more information, go to

http://portal.acs.org/portal/acs/corg/content?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PP_SUPERARTICLE&node_id=2245&use_sec=false&sec_url_var=region1&__uuid=9da7b4c0-bfc6-42fa-ad49-37d98caf572b

COLOR NASA (K-4)

In this interactive online resource, students select an image and read about some of the plants and animals that live at different NASA centers. Students can choose a picture to color online, or print the drawing and color.

To access this resource, go to

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/Color_NASA.html

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