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
-- CELEBRATE WORLD SPACE WEEK (K-12)
-- HOMESCHOOL MONDAYS (K-12)
-- FREE SPACE PLACE CALENDAR
-- HELP EXPLORE MARS (5-12+)
CELEBRATE WORLD SPACE WEEK (K-12)
Celebrate World Space Week, coming up October 4-10. This international event commemorates the beginning of the Space Age with the launch of Sputnik 1 on Oct. 4, 1957.
World Space Week is the largest public space event in the world, celebrated in more than 60 nations. During the week, teachers are encouraged to use space-themed activities in their classrooms.
To learn more about World Space Week and find educational materials, visit
From now through June 17, 2016, Pacific Science Center will offer homeschoolers a reduced school group rate of $7 per person on Mondays. Admission includes access to all permanent exhibits.
Homeschooler also have a few more days to take advantage of Homeschool September, an entire month of discounted field trips for homeschool groups.
For more information, visit
The 2015-2016 Space Place academic calendar offers beautiful images, NASA facts and trivia, and links to relevant content. Download individual months or the entire set at
Help NASA study exotic landscape features near the south pole of Mars.
Citizen scientists will view images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's Context Camera and help scientists identify possible areas for even more detailed examination with the orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera.
For more information, visit go to Planet Four: Terrains at
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