May 3, 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
-- BILINGUAL SUMMER STEM CAMP (9-10)
-- HOW TO GET NASA MATERIALS (K-12)
-- EXPLORE MARS @ CWU (8-10)
-- CS WORKSHOP FOR TEACHERS (7-12)
BILINGUAL SUMMER STEM CAMP (9-10)
Mission Earth Scout One/Misión Exploración Tierra 1 is a four-week STEM summer camp on the University of Washington campus, aimed at inspiring bilingual youth entering grade 9 and 10 through hands-on activities. The camps also seek to recruit certified teachers to serve as program mentors.
The camp takes place August 1- 26, 2016. The camp, offered through the Northwest Earth & Space Sciences Pipeline, is free to students; there is a $5 per week fee for snacks. Participating teachers will receive clock hours for each week. Applications are due June 3, 2016.
For more information, visit
Looking for NASA resources to incorporate into your curriculum? NASA Education recently published an updated and enhanced version of its flier, 'Easy Ways to Get NASA Education Materials'.
NASA's Office of Education collaborates with NASA experts to connect both learners and educators to exciting NASA missions through dynamic STEM content. These efforts result in innovative and informative educational materials that inspire an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. This flier describes how teachers can access the materials.
To download a copy of the flier, go to
From July 31-August 5, students staying at Central Washington University will take a journey to space as they plan a mission to return samples from Mars. Campers will learn about planetary geology, space flight, robots, and rockets through hands on activies.
The camp is designed for college-bound 14 to 15 year old students in central Washington with an interest in science, engineering, and math. All applications will be considered but preference will be given to low-income or underrepresented minorities.
The camp, part of the Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline, is free, including materials, overnight accommodations, and food. However, transportation to and from the camp will not be provided. For more information, go to
Would you like the resources to incorporate modern, fun, and accessible computer science elements into your math or science class?
The CS4HS 2016 workshop at the University of Washington will introduce teachers to basic computer science ideas and provide the knowledge and resources to integrate these ideas into the teaching of the natural sciences and mathematics.
The workshop takes place July 6-8 and is targeted at teachers with no computer science or programming experience. Participants will receive 20 clock hours. For more information, go to
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