Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

February 26, 2015

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

-- WOMEN FLY 2015 (6-12)
-- TEACHERS INSTITUTE ON WIRELESS TECH (K-12)
-- BECOME A DISK DETECTIVE
-- SPACE MATH EDITIONS 8 & 9 (5-12)

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WOMEN FLY 2015 (6-12)

WomenFly! is an annual event hosted by The Museum of Flight for young women interested in aviation and aerospace careers. Students from across the state participate in career-oriented workshops led by exceptional women working in aerospace-related fields.

This year’s program will be divided into two separate half-day events on March 19 and 20, with one day specifically for middle school students and one day for high schoolers.

Registration closes March 6. The $15 registration fee includes lunch and t-shirt. Financial assistance is available for travel and registration.

For information on individual and group registration information, go to

http://www.museumofflight.org/education/womenfly

TEACHERS INSTITUTE ON WIRELESS TECH (K-12)

The American Radio Relay League (ARRL)(the national association for amateur radio) is offering a Teachers Institute on Wireless Technology, an expenses-paid professional development seminar, in locations nationwide.

ARRL is the national association for amateur radio. Its institute provides teachers from elementary school to the university level with tools and strategies to introduce basic electronics, the science of radio, space technology and satellite communications, as well as weather science, introduction to micro-controllers and basic robotics in their classrooms.

The application deadline for all sessions is May 1, 2015. For more information, go to

http://www.arrl.org/teachers-institute-on-wireless-technology

BECOME A DISK DETECTIVE

Help NASA find new disks, homes of extrasolar planets, by classifying images from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer telescope and other observatories.

Participants will view animated images of disk candidates and classify them, distinguishing good candidates from galaxies, asteroids and image artifacts. This project, suitable for elementary students through expert adults, will yield targets for the James Webb Space Telescope and publications in professional scientific literature.

This project is expected to run through 2018. For more information, go to

http://www.diskdetective.org/

SPACE MATH EDITIONS 8 & 9 (5-12)

Educator guides for NASA Space Math VIII and IX are now available. These are compilations of activities based on the popular weekly series of space science math problems distributed from 2011 - 2013.

Mathematic topics include algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus. Links to both guides are listed below

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/Space_Math_VIII.html

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/Space_Math_IX.html

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