Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

December 5, 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

-- FREE WEATHER STUDIES COURSE (K-12)
-- MULTI-LANGUAGE PLANETARY SCIENCE (9-12+)
-- WISH AEROSPACE SCHOLARS (11)
-- MICROGRAVITY EXPERIENCE FOR EDUCATORS (K-12)

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FREE WEATHER STUDIES COURSE (K-12)

The DataStreme Project, an American Meteorological Society educational outreach program, is offering a free 12-week weather studies course to K-12 teachers, beginning the week of January 15.

Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive 4.5 graduate level credits. Two meetings are scheduled at the National Weather Office in Seattle, with the rest of the work completed at home, with assistance/feedback via email from a course mentor. Space is limited to eight participants.

For more information, visit

http://www.ametsoc.org/amsedu/dstreme/

To register, contact Dave Weller at

dave.weller@sno.wednet.edu

MULTI-LANGUAGE PLANETARY SCIENCE (9-12+)

The Division for Planetary Sciences of American Astronomical Society has released three new classroom PowerPoint resources and supporting pdf files in English, Spanish and Farsi.

The slide sets on the moon, Mercury and the dwarf planet Eris are targeted at the Introductory Astronomy undergraduate level. The sets consist of a description of the discovery, a discussion of the underlying science and a presentation of the big picture implications of the discovery. A fourth slide includes links to associated press releases, images, and primary sources.

To download the materials, go to

http://dps.aas.org/education/dpsdisc

WISH AEROSPACE SCHOLARS (11)

The Women in STEM High School Aerospace Scholars, or WISH, project offers a one-of-a-kind experience for female high school juniors to jump-start their future by engaging in opportunities relating to science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Participation starts in an online community and culminates with a summer experience at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, during the summer of 2013. Applications and all supporting documents are being accepted until 11:59 p.m. CST on December 28, 2012.

For an application and more information, visit

http://wish.aerospacescholars.org/

MICROGRAVITY EXPERIENCE FOR EDUCATORS (K-12)

NASA's Teaching From Space Office and the Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program are seeking applications for teams of K-12 educators to participate in the MicroGravity eXperience, or Micro GX, project.

Students and educators develop and propose a reduced-gravity experiment. Selected educator teams will receive online professional development on classroom resources for microgravity, collaboration with a NASA mentor and a reduced-gravity flight. Seven teams of four to five educators from a single school or school district will be selected from this application process to participate in Micro GX.

Educator teams interested in participating in Micro GX may submit a proposal no later than January 9, 2013. For more information, visit

https://microgravityuniversity.jsc.nasa.gov/tfs/index.cfm

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