Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

November 8, 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

-- VISIT THE SHUTTLE TRAINER (K-12)
-- EINSTEIN EDUCATOR FELLOWSHIP (K-12)
-- EARTHKAM REGISTRATION OPEN (5-8)
-- NASA MATERIALS FINDER (K-12)

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VISIT THE SHUTTLE TRAINER (K-12)

On November 12, the Museum of Flight will hold a special educator open house, featuring a special opportunity to visit the new Charles Simonyi Space Gallery and tour the NASA Space Shuttle Trainer.

Stretching over 100 feet, and four stories high, the artifact was used by NASA to train every space shuttle astronaut. The museum has added stairs and ramps to make the expansive cargo bay accessible to all visitors, including those with disabilities.

The open house will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is free for public, private, and home school educators, administrators, and their families with valid Educator ID.

For more information, go to

http://www.museumofflight.org/event/2012/nov/12/educator-open-house

EINSTEIN EDUCATOR FELLOWSHIP (K-12)

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program provides qualified science, technology, engineering or math teachers with a chance to spend a school year in Washington, D.C., sharing their expertise with policy makers at agencies such as the Department of Energy, NASA, or the National Science Foundation.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and employed full-time in a public or private elementary or secondary school, or school district. During the Fellowship, each Einstein Fellow receives a $6,000 monthly stipend plus a cost of living allowance, moving/relocation allowance and a professional travel allowance.

The application deadline is December 5. Last year's fellows included three teachers from Washington state. For complete guidelines, visit

http://www.trianglecoalition.org/einstein-fellows

EARTHKAM REGISTRATION OPEN (5-8)

Middle school educators are invited to join NASA for the International Space Station EarthKAM Fall 2012 Mission from Nov. 13-16, 2012.

EarthKAM is a NASA-sponsored project that allows students to take stunning, high-quality digital photographs of Earth from the International Space Station.

For more information about the project and to register for the upcoming mission, visit

https://earthkam.ucsd.edu/

NASA MATERIALS FINDER (K-12)

The NASA Education Materials Finder search tool lets teachers access hundreds of NASA educational materials sorted by grade level, type of material and subject area.

Users may also search by keyword and subject areas, including dozens of sub-category selections. To begin searching, go to

http://www.nasa.gov/education/materials

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