Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

February 21, 2013

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

-- WOMEN FLY 2013 (7-12)
-- NASA WEBINARS FOR TEACHERS (1-12)
-- PERIODIC TABLE VIDEOS (9-12)
-- TAKE PICTURES OF MARS (5-12+)

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WOMEN FLY 2013 (7-12)

On March 8, the Museum of Flight hosts Women Fly! for girls in middle and high school interested in aviation and aerospace careers.

The annual event offers a day of motivational and career-oriented activities while meeting and learning from exceptional women working as airport operators, pilots, air traffic controllers, and engineers in all disciplines. The event takes place from 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m.

For registration information, go to

http://www.museumofflight.org/programs/women-fly-2013

NASA WEBINARS FOR TEACHERS (1-12)

The NASA Educators Online Network (NEON) has posted its March schedule of webinars.

Topics include weather, radiation exposure, physics resources for the classroom, and Mars and the scientific method. For registration and more information, go to

http://neon.psu.edu/webinars/

PERIODIC TABLE VIDEOS (9-12)

A team of chemistry faculty and students at the University of Nottingham have created short videos for each of the 118 elements of the periodic table.

They recently started a new series - The Molecular Videos - featuring their favourite molecules and compounds. To view the videos, go to

http://www.periodicvideos.com/

The videos are also available on YouTube at

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7A1F4CF36C085DE1

TAKE PICTURES OF MARS (5-12+)

NASA's Mars Student Imaging Project (MSIP) allows students to use a camera aboard NASA's Mars Odyssey to take photos of the surface of the Red Planet.

Students work with NASA scientists and study the image to answer their research questions. After the image comes back to Earth, the students are some of the first to see the picture and make their own discoveries.

Designed to fit within existing science curricula, MSIP targets already required objectives and standards (Next Generation Science Standards, 21st Century Skills) for easy integration into classrooms. For more information, go to

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msip/

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