Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

August 31, 2017

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

-- CROSS-CURRICULAR LEARNING (K-12)
-- MUSEUM OF FLIGHT GRANTS (K-12)
-- TRACK AURORA SIGHTINGS (K-12)
-- SPACE MATH FOR THE CLASSROOM (5-12)

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CROSS-CURRICULAR LEARNING (K-12)

In September, NASA Educator Professional Development webinars will focus on cross-curricular learning, combining science, engineering, and mathematics with language arts and more.

Topics include the possibility of life on Mars, who will feed our world, and systems engineering and methods of implementing culturally responsive bilingual activities and lessons.

For a complete schedule of events, visit

https://www.txstate-epdc.net/events/

MUSEUM OF FLIGHT GRANTS (K-12)

The Museum of Flight Grant Assistance Program is designed to help schools and non-profit youth organizations afford to participate in the Museum’s educational programs.

School or non-profit youth organizations with a minimum of 35% of students on a federal free or reduced lunch program are eligible to apply for assistence to participate in the museum's educational programs.

For more information, visit

http://www.museumofflight.org/Education/Educator-Resources/grant-assistance

TRACK AURORA SIGHTINGS (K-12)

Aurorasaurus is a citizen science project that gathers real-time data about aurora sightings and sends out notifications to users when the northern or southern lights are likely visible in their area.

Registered users get location-based notifications and a real-time monitor of space weather activity. The project also features answers to science and aurora questions.

For more information, visit

http://www.aurorasaurus.org

SPACE MATH FOR THE CLASSROOM (5-12)

SpaceMath uses the latest discoveries from NASA's space science missions to develop grade-appropriate math problems spanning all of the contemporary mathematics topics areas in formal education.

The latest math challenge activities help students see the 2017 solar eclipse in a different light. For more information, go to

https://spacemath.gsfc.nasa.gov

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