Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

May 5, 2017

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

-- 3-2-1 BLAST OFF! EVENT (PRE-K-6)
-- NASA SPECIAL LINKS MUSIC & ASTRONOMY (5-12)
-- CAREERS IN CYBERSECURITY (9-12)
-- TEEN SCIENCE CAFÉ 5/17 (7-12)

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3-2-1 BLAST OFF! EVENT (PRE-K-6)

How do rockets work? What parts do they have? Where do they take us? Through May, the Science Dome at Pierce College in Lakewood will provide answers to these questions and more with their Saturday children's show, 3-2-1 BLAST OFF!

Children ages 3-12 will embark on Orion Mission 74 and learn the ins and outs of rockets, build their own rocket and have a rocket race. Children's tickets are $6, accompanying adults are free. For more information, go to

http://wp.pierce.ctc.edu/blog/sciencedome/

NASA SPECIAL LINKS MUSIC & ASTRONOMY (5-12)

On May 18, NASA’s Digital Learning Network will broadcast a special live event with songwriters Beth Nielsen Chapman and Rocky Alvey to celebrate the 100th anniversary of NASA’s Langley Research Center. Alvey is also director of the Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.

The two collaborated on “The Mighty Sky,” a Grammy-nominated astronomy CD for kids of all ages. The CD included lesson plans based on the content. Those connecting to the webcast will have an opportunity to participate by asking questions via email and Twitter.

For more information, visit

https://www.nasa.gov/dln/live

CAREERS IN CYBERSECURITY (9-12)

The video series, Breaking the Code on a Career in Cybersecurity, provides students with background on the importance of cybersecurity in our computer- and data-driven world. Practicing cyber professionals across many disciplines talk about their work and their career paths and offer tips on how to prepare for a cybersecurity career.

The cybersecurity field offers high-paying, high-demand jobs with high worker satisfaction. A shortage of more than 1.5 million cybersecurity workers globally is predicted by the year 2020.

The series may be accessed at

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKrkeCUPIKhuJxqo-CCSdKT35Qa568Vil

TEEN SCIENCE CAFÉ 5/17 (7-12)

On May 17, come to the Pacific Science Center and explore the challenge of feeding people throughout the 21st century while faced with global warming, a highly unequal food system, a growing world population, and a rising taste for meat and dairy.

PSC Teen Science Cafés are opportunities for teens to talk with local scientists and researchers about current and cutting-edge ideas in science and technology, all in a relaxed and informal setting.

Doors open at 6:40 p.m. and the event begins at 7 p.m,. The event is free, no ticket required. For more information, go to

https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/teencafe/

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