May 17, 2016
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
-- WATERWORKS @ UW (9-12)
-- A BEAUTIFUL PLANET GUIDE (5-12)
-- TEACHABLE MOMENTS BLOG (K-12)
-- MARS SURVIVAL KIT (K-12)
WATERWORKS @ UW (9-12)
Interested in the environment and water safety? Waterworks @ UW, offered through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering this summer, is a free program for teachers and students that introduces participants to the exciting and increasingly important field of environmental engineering through a mix of hands-on labs and field trips. Teachers will gain the knowledge and resources to integrate water science and engineering concepts into their STEM curricula.
The program is targeted at high school STEM teachers and students in grades 11 and 12 from Seattle-area schools, with separate workshops for each group. Teachers will participate in a one-week workshop from August 15-19, and the one-week workshop for students will take place August 22-26.
For more information, visit
Bring the excitement of the new IMAX film “A Beautiful Planet” into your classroom. Inspired by the film, which takes viewers on an awe-inspiring trip around our world through the eyes of astronauts on the International Space Station, NASA has created an educator's resource guide and supplemental activities for students and teachers.
These resources are designed to enhance students' understanding of Earth, the importance of the International Space Station, and the work that’s being done to conserve our planet and its resources. For more information, go to
Education specialists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have created a "Teachable Moments" blog to bring together STEM news, activities and education tips. The site is searchable by date and keywords.
For more information, go to
NASA is embarking on a journey to Mars and your students can join the adventure The Mars Survival Kit is a collection of educational activities for students in grades K-12.
Each educational activity includes a brief description, as well as information about how the activities and lessons align to the Next Generation Science Standards. For more information, visit
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