Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

July 15, 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

-- THE VANISHING SUN (K-12)
-- ISEC FAMILY SCIENCE FEST
-- ECLIPSE EMPHASIS (K-12)
-- PREDICT THE CORONA
-- WSGC NEWSLETTER BEGINS SUMMER SCHEDULE

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THE VANISHING SUN (K-12)

The Vanishing Sun: Eclipse Tales from Around the World are a collection of multi-cultural eclipse folk tales.

Researched and recorded by professional storytellers at the request of the Lunar and Planetary Institute, the stories were selected to engage a variety of audiences in anticipation of the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.

Stories are being shared with the permission of their communities.To access the stories, go to

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/eclipse/

ISEC FAMILY SCIENCE FEST

On August 26, 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 event is part of the 2017 ISEC Space Elevator Conference, a three-day technical conference on the futuristic space transportation system.

The Family Science Fest runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is offered with paid admission to the museum. Hands-on activities, demos, and exhibits are planned and a youth robotics competition will also be taking place.

For more information, visit

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

ECLIPSE EMPHASIS (K-12)

Throughout July, NASA Educator Professional Development webinars will focus on the upcoming total solar eclipse on August 21.

Join NASA education specialists to learn about activities, lesson plans, educator guides and other resources that bring NASA into your classroom or summer camp. Registration is required to participate.

For a complete schedule of events, visit

https://www.txstate-epdc.net/events/

PREDICT THE CORONA

Before the advent of photography, astronomers tried to sketch the fleeting shape of our sun’s outer atmosphere called the corona.

On Aug. 21, 2017, the United States will experience a total solar eclipse once again. Along a path 60 to 70 miles wide stretching from Oregon to South Carolina, observers will be able to see a total solar eclipse. Others across North America will see a partial eclipse.

To prepare for the big event, NASA wants you to predict what the corona will look like! Share your drawings with NASA via the NASA Solar Eclipse Flickr page (https://www.flickr.com/groups/nasa-eclipse2017/) or via Instagram using #Eclipse2017Corona.

For more information, visit

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/predict-corona-art-project

WSGC NEWSLETTER BEGINS SUMMER SCHEDULE

This month the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium Newsletter for Teachers begins its summer schedule.

There will be a single newsletter in June and July. We will resume regular twice-monthly publication in August. For the latest Space Grant news and other NASA opportunities, please visit us on Facebook at

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

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