[Sgteachers] Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium Newsletter for
isvete at u.washington.edu
Thu Sep 11 14:05:07 PDT 2008
The Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium's electronic newsletter for
teachers provides curriculum ideas, links and other resources to help
you better meet the Washington EALRs and the National Science
TABLE OF CONTENTS
-- FREE OPEN HOUSE FOR EDUCATORS
-- SECRET LAYER OF THE SUN
-- MALARIA WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATORS (9-12)
-- WALL-E LEARNS ABOUT PROPORTION (K-8)
-- AFTERSCHOOL UNIVERSE TRAINING (5-8)
-- EPO'S CHRONICLES: SCIENCE COMIC
FREE OPEN HOUSE FOR EDUCATORS
On Oct. 6, the Pacific Science Center is holding a free open house
for educators from 4-8 p.m. Educators will have exclusive time in
their newest exhibit, "Lucy’s Legacy: The Hidden Treasures of
Ethiopia," plus IMAX screening of three science-related features,
laser shows, demonstrations and more.
All teaching staff are welcome. A school ID is required at check-in.
This event is limited to educators and one guest. For more
information, call 206-443-2925 or visit
SECRET LAYER OF THE SUN
Next April, for a grand total of eight minutes, NASA astronomers are
going to glimpse a secret layer of the sun.
Researchers call it "the transition region." It is a place in the
sun's atmosphere where magnetic fields overwhelm the pressure of
matter and seize control of the sun's gases. It is, in short, the
birthplace of space weather. For the entire story, see
MALARIA WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATORS (9-12)
BioQuest, the outreach program at Seattle Biomedical Research
Institute (SBRI), is offering a workshop Nov. 7-8 on malaria research
and its impacts worldwide for high school science educators.
Participants will receive curriculum and training related to malaria
and contemporary malaria research tools, such as hands-on training in
Anopheles mosquito dissection. The workshop includes meals, training
stipends ($50 per teacher), class field trip sponsorships ($300) and
access to nine clock hours.
For more information, go to
WALL-E LEARNS ABOUT PROPORTION (K-8)
Calculate the diameter of the moon with the help of Wall-E. In this
online video, the mischievous robot learns that the Lunar
Reconnaissance Orbiter is mapping the moon. To watch the film, go to
AFTERSCHOOL UNIVERSE TRAINING (5-8)
Afterschool Universe is a hands-on astronomy program targeted at
middle school children in out-of-school-time settings. It explores
basic astronomy concepts through hands-on activities and focuses on
the Universe outside the solar system.
Information sessions and training workshops are currently being held
across the country, and a Seattle session will be held in February
2009. The project will also be presented Sept. 17-19 at the Science
and Technology in Out-of-School Time conference in Chicago.
In addition to registration information, the site provides a link to
other afterschool science resources. For more information, go to
EPO'S CHRONICLES: SCIENCE COMIC
Offered in conjunction with the GLAST launch, Epo's Chronicles uses an
engaging storyline with fictional characters to teach real science to
students and science enthusiasts of all ages.
The weekly comic follows the adventures of Epo, a sentient spaceship/
observatory, and Epo's companion Alkina as they travel through space
trying to figure out our origins and learn about the universe we live
in. New episodes appear each Monday, and are available in English,
French, Italian and Spanish. To read the most recent episode, go to
Ideas, comments and Web sites of interest to other teachers should be
sent to Irene Svete, newsletter editor, at
isvete at u.washington.edu
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