Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

October 14, 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

-- WORK WITH WASHINGTON AEROSPACE SCHOLARS (6-12)
-- CELEBRATE SOLAR WEEK
-- IGES SPACE ART CONTEST (2-4)
-- HOMESCHOOL MONDAYS (K-12)

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WORK WITH WASHINGTON AEROSPACE SCHOLARS (6-12)

Certified Washington state math and science teachers are invited to apply as evaluators and facilitators for Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS), a free statewide program for high school juniors. WAS emphasizes science, technology, engineering and math, and encourages students to consider careers in these fields.

The program is divided into two components: an online curriculum and a summer residency. Practicing, certified teachers from across the state are needed to serve as Phase I Online Academic Evaluators and Phase II Summer Residency Facilitators. Stipends and clock hours, as well as all room, board and travel expenses are provided to selected teachers.

The application deadline is November 1, 2013. For complete information and an application, visit

http://www.museumofflight.org/was

CELEBRATE SOLAR WEEK

Solar Week is a lively week of online activities and curriculum for students about the sun, including games and lesson plans for the whole week. A message board allows classrooms to submit questions to leading solar scientists.

This event takes place October 21-25 and is ideal for students studying the solar system, the stars, or astronomy in general. One day is also devoted to solar energy. For more information, go to

http://www.solarweek.org/cms/

IGES SPACE ART CONTEST (2-4)

This year students participating in the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies' art contest are asked to research an animal collection and consider questions such as the classification of the collection, how the animals in the collection interact with each other, and what their home habitat is like.

Entries must be received by IGES no later than November 18, 2013. For complete rules and information, visit

http://strategies.org/education/student-contests/art-contest/2013-animal-collections/

HOMESCHOOL MONDAYS (K-12)

Until December 16, homeschool groups visiting the Pacific Science Center can now receive the reduced school group rate of $7 per person by mentioning the special homeschool promo code HSM2013. This applies only to Monday visits.

For more information, go to

http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/Education/Programs/homeschool-mondays

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