Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

September 2, 2014

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

-- EINSTEIN FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (K-12)
-- FREE MUSEUM DAY 9/27
-- NASA'S CLIMATE KIDS (3-5)
-- EARTHQUAKE & SCIENCE COURSES (5-12)

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EINSTEIN FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM (K-12)

The Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship (AEF) Program provides a unique opportunity for accomplished K-12 educators in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to serve in the national education arena.

Fellows spend 11 months working in a federal agency or U.S. Congressional office, bringing their classroom knowledge and experience to STEM education program and/or policy efforts. Applicants must be U.S. citizens and have been teaching at least five of the last seven years in a STEM discipline at a public or private elementary or secondary school.

Applications are due November 20, 2014. For more information, go to

http://observethemoonnight.org/

FREE MUSEUM DAY 9/27

Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket — for free.

Participating venues include the EMP and the Burke Museum in Seattle, KidsQuest Children’s Museum in Bellevue, Kids Discovery Museum in Bellingham, and more.

To reserve tickets, go to

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/

NASA'S CLIMATE KIDS (3-5)

NASA’s Climate Kids presents eight galleries that show rapidly changing climate conditions. This visual tool highlights key areas such as weather and climate, fresh water, air, oceans, energy sources, plants and animals, and technology.

The site also includes interactive games, hands-on activities, and engaging articles that make climate science accessible and fun. The Teach section has a tool that allows educators to search for content that matches specific elements of the Next Generation Science Standards.

For more information, visit

http://climatekids.nasa.gov/search/gallery/

EARTHQUAKE & SCIENCE COURSES (5-12)

The California Academy of Sciences offers two free courses of materials, one on earthquakes and the other on how the process of science works. Both are geared to middle and high school educators.

How Science Works weaves together activities, videos, and classroom-ready materials on the process of science that includes exploration and discovery, testing ideas, community feedback and peer review, and benefits and outcomes. Earthquake offers a primer on how plate tectonics shape Earth's surface and directly impact people's lives.

For more information, visit

http://www.calacademy.org/teachers/resources/

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