Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

August 5, 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

-- NASA SCIENCE WOW (K-12)
-- ISEC FAMILY SCIENCE FEST
-- SHARE #SPOTHUBBLE
-- MARS EXPLORER POSTERS (K-12)

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NASA SCIENCE WOW (K-12)

Science starts with a question, and so does "Science WOW!" This weekly NASA email message kicks off with a science question and a link to where you can find the answer. It also highlights an awesome science education tool each week.

Featured resources will include NASA apps, interactive games, 3-D printing templates and more. The newsletter will also link educators with the latest professional development webinars, student contests, workshops, lectures and other activities.

The first Science WOW! message is scheduled to be sent on Aug. 10, 2016. To sign up, go to

https://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/Express_Landing.html

ISEC FAMILY SCIENCE FEST

On August 20, the annual ISEC Family Science Fest will take place at the Museum of Flight, offering science and technology-related displays and hands-on STEM activities.

The Family Science Fest takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is offered with paid admission to the museum. Hands-on activities, demos, and exhibits are planned.

The event is part of the 2015 ISEC Space Elevator Conference, a three-day technical conference on the futuristic space transportation system. For more information, visit

http://www.isec.org/sec/index.php/family-science-fest

SHARE #SPOTHUBBLE

Since its launch in 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has sent back mind-blowing images that not only changed our understanding of our universe, but also changed where we see glimpses of our universe in everyday life.

Now NASA is asking you to share where you’ve seen Hubble images in your daily life. There are four social media platforms that you can use to submit your work: Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and Facebook.For complete information, go to

https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/2016/spothubble

MARS EXPLORER POSTERS (K-12)

Mars needs you — and your students! Download any or all of eight four-color posters representing the different types of explorer NASA will be seeking -- farmers, surveyors, teachers. Perfect for your classroom!

To select your posters, visit

http://mars.nasa.gov/multimedia/resources/mars-posters-explorers-wanted/

WSGC NEWSLETTER SUMMER SCHEDULE

The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium Newsletter for Teachers is now on its summer schedule.

Regular twice-monthly publication will resume in August. For the latest Space Grant news, please visit us on Facebook at

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

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