Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

June 26, 2018

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

-- ROBOTICS COMPETITION AT MUSEUM OF FLIGHT (6-12)
-- NESSP: ELLENSBURG POW WOW; SEATTLE FIESTA
-- IN ORBIT WITH ASTRONAUT SCOTT TINGLE! (9-10)
-- WEBINAR: ATOMIC CLOCK (5-10)
-- WSGC NEWSLETTER BEGINS SUMMER SCHEDULE

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ROBOTICS COMPETITION AT MUSEUM OF FLIGHT (6-12)

Early bird registration is now open for Robo Climb 2018, the annual ISEC Space Elevator Youth Robotics Competition. This competition will take place on Saturday, August 18, at the Museum of Flight in Seattle.

Robo Climb is a competition for middle- and high-school level students to design, build and program an autonomous, tether-climbing robot and a cargo delivery system, which simulates a space elevator transporting cargo into space. Prizes will be awarded to the top-performing teams and for innovative robot design.

This competition is free to registered teams! Admission to the museum is also free for registered teams. For a copy of the rules, please contact the robotics competition coordinator at cmdavids@seanet.com. Register now to reserve your place. Final registration must be received no later than August 4.

This event is held in conjunction with the International Space Elevator Consortium's annual space elevator conference. For more information about the conference, visit

www.isec.org/sec

NESSP -- ELLENSBURG POW WOW, SEATTLE FIESTA

Join the Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline for celebrations of science and culture. The NASA Pow Wow in Ellensburg and the NASA Fiesta in Seattle are family friendly, free and open to the public.

NASA Pow Wow -- Wednesday, June 27, 5 p.m. More information
https://nwessp.org/nasa-pow-wow-in-ellensburg-wednesday-june-27-2018/

NASA Fiesta -- Monday, June 9, 6:30-9:30 p.m. More information
https://nwessp.org/nasa-fiesta-in-seattle-monday-july-9-2018/

IN ORBIT WITH ASTRONAUT SCOTT TINGLE! (9-10)

Astronaut Scott Tingle demonstrates the movement of objects around Earth, while guiding viewers through calculations of the space station’s velocity and orbital circumference. The coinciding lesson plan challenges students to use geometry and simple physics to explain an integral concept that keeps moons, comets, spacecraft and more moving throughout our solar system and universe. View the video and download a PDF of the lesson plan from

https://www.nasa.gov/stemonstrations-orbits.html

WEBINAR: ATOMIC CLOCK (5-10)

July 2, 2018 (6 p.m. EDT) -- join NASA’s Beginning Engineering, Science and Technology educators for a free 60-minute professional development webinar. Find out how NASA is using atoms to have precise accounting of time and learn how to incorporate engineering challenges and the engineering design process into your science program. Register online to participate.

https://bit.ly/2MqP0Zb

WSGC NEWSLETTER BEGINS SUMMER SCHEDULE

This month the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium Newsletter for Teachers begins its summer schedule.

There will be a single newsletter in June and July. We will resume regular twice-monthly publication in August. For the latest Space Grant news and other NASA opportunities, please visit us on Facebook at

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Washington-NASA-Space-Grant-Consortium/116910748327473/

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