Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

December 19, 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

-- IN THE FOG ABOUT SMOG (9-12)
-- TEACHING SCHOLARSHIP WEBINAR (K-12)
-- AVIATION LEARNING CENTER WORKSHOP
-- NASA ECLIPS (K-12)

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IN THE FOG ABOUT SMOG (9-12)

Imagine living in LA in the early 1940s -- a fast growing metropolis with endless sunshine, Hollywood celebrities, suburban havens, and fancy cars. Then imagine waking up one day and the sun is gone, hidden behind a throat-burning noxious gas.

Produced by ChemMatters (an educational magazine for high school students), this article provides a brief background on smog, then examines the causes of it, efforts to reduce it, and methods used to measure it.

For the full article, go to

http://tinyurl.com/FogAboutSmog

TEACHING SCHOLARSHIP WEBINAR (K-12)

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program seeks to encourage talented science, technology, engineering, and mathematics majors and professionals to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers.

Two scholarship proposal preparation webinars will take place January 7 and 14, 2014. The webinars are recommended for those considering submitting proposals.

For more information, visit

http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5733

AVIATION LEARNING CENTER WORKSHOP

Make every subject more exciting with the wonder of flight! On January 11, the Museum of Flight will host a free workshop for educators to explore the fundamentals of flight and try out student activities.

Participants also get a sneak peek at the Aviation Learning Center (ALC) and a chance to pilot their own simulated flights. The activities are designed to benefit any classroom curriculum.

For more information, visit

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

NASA ECLIPS (K-12)

NASA eClips are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections.

New video segments are produced weekly exploring current applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics topics. The programs are produced for targeted audiences: K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and the general public.

For more information, go to

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/nasaeclips/index.html

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