Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

November 7, 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

-- EDUCATOR OPEN HOUSE (K-12)
-- COMET ISON RESOURCES (K-12)
-- NASA INFORMAL EDUCATOR SURVEY
-- ONLINE WORKSHOPS ON CLIMATE (K-12)

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EDUCATOR OPEN HOUSE (K-12)

On November 11, the Museum of Flight will hold a free educator open house from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

All K-12 educators, administrators, and their families are invited to explore the exhibits, learn about the educational programs, and discover the air and space resources, products, and programs available.

No registration is required. For directions and additional information, visit

http://www.museumofflight.org/education/teacher-professional-development

COMET ISON RESOURCES (K-12)

Astronomers have monitored Comet ISON (C/2012) since it was discovered last year. On November 28, the comet will make its closest approach to the sun, coming within 730,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) of the star's surface.

NASA Wavelength offers a range of comet-related activities for the the classroom. Resources are searchable by grade level and topic. For more information, go to

http://nasawavelength.org/

For a timeline of Comet ISON's journey, visit

http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/timeline-of-comet-ison-s-dangerous-journey/#.UnrE2tI1YVg

NASA INFORMAL EDUCATOR SURVEY

NASA’s Informal Education Working Group has developed a survey to assess the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) resources and professional development needs of informal educators.

The goal is to help the agency better meet those needs and plan future opportunities for the informal education community. The survey should take 10-15 minutes to complete.

To participate, go to

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/InformalEd

ONLINE WORKSHOPS ON CLIMATE (K-12)

Beginning this month, NASA Innovations in Climate Education (NICE) will launch a new online educator professional development series. The sessions will be offered on third Thursday of the month.

Participants will be able to submit questions during the Hangout via Twitter. For more information, go to

https://nice.larc.nasa.gov/asknice

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