Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

September 26, 2012

WSGC Newsletter for Educators

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

-- PSC EDUCATOR OPEN HOUSE (K-12)
-- MUSEUM OF FLIGHT ASTRONOMY DAY
-- BECOME A NASA EXPLORER SCHOOL (4-12)
-- SCIENCE LITERACY MAP WEBINAR (K-12)

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PSC EDUCATOR OPEN HOUSE (K-12)

On October 6, Pacific Science Center will hold its free Fall Education Programs Preview for educators.

The event showcases PSC exhibits, programs and events with a day full of science, discovery and excitement. EMP, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Visitor Center and the Space Needle will also offer educator preview events on the same day.

Registration and entry will be open from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Attendees may bring two guests. Current school ID is required at check-in. Online registration is highly encouraged.

For more information, visit

http://tinyurl.com/97pby88

MUSEUM OF FLIGHT ASTRONOMY DAY

On October 4, the Museum of Flight will host a free evening of family activities related to astronomy.

Local astronomy clubs will share their knowledge of the heavens with viewing opportunities through their telescopes, and visitors can also marvel at the wonders of the night sky in the Museum's portable planetarium.

Hours are 5 - 9 p.m. For more information, go to

http://www.museumofflight.org/event/2012/oct/04/astronomy-day

BECOME A NASA EXPLORER SCHOOL (4-12)

Registration is now open to participate in the NASA Explorer School project.

NES gives educators access to NASA’s people, missions, research and facilities. A comprehensive set of NASA’s free classroom materials to help teach dozens of STEM concepts is also available to participants.

To register and access the virtual campus, go to

http://www.nasa.gov/offices/education/programs/national/nes2/home/index.html

SCIENCE LITERACY MAP WEBINAR (K-12)

Using the NSDL Science Literacy Maps is designed to help formal and informal educators get the most out of the National Science Digital Library’s Science Literacy Maps and the digital science learning resources that are linked to them.

The free webinar will take place October 29 at 4 - 5:30 p.m. (EDT). For more information and registration, visit

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/762010913

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