Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

August 4, 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

-- WHAT IS A SOLAR ECLIPSE? (3-12)
-- ECLIPSE THROUGH A NATIVE AMERICAN LENS
-- NASA ECLIPSE RESOURCES
-- WHAT ARE HURRICANES (K-8)

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WHAT IS A SOLAR ECLIPSE? (3-12)

NASA Space Place offers a free video and poster explaining what a solar eclipse is and how a solar eclipse works.

This tutorial is intended to help viewers better understand the total solar eclipse visible over large parts of North America on August 21, 2017.

To view the video and download the poster, visit

https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/eclipse-snap/en/

ECLIPSE THROUGH A NATIVE AMERICAN LENS

On August 10, discover how to bring the eclipse to life through the lens of a Native American perspective.

The NASA ESTEEM team will preview materials, answer science questions, and allow for dialogue related to Native American knowledge about the eclipse. The webinar takes place from 4-5:15 pm.

To participate, go to

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

NASA ECLIPSE RESOURCES

On August 21, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe inspiring sights - a total solar eclipse.

The NASA Total Eclipse site includes links to maps, events, live streams and more. Start wth Eclipse 101 and move on to resources for formal and informal educators.

To access the resources, go to

https://eclipse2017.nasa.gov/

WHAT ARE HURRICANES (K-8)

NASA is offering grade-level appropriate guides to hurricanes, those large, swirling storms that form over warm waters in the ocean.

For students in grades K-4, visit

https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/k-4/stories/nasa-knows/what-are-hurricanes-k4.html

For students in grades 5-8, visit

https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstudents/5-8/features/nasa-knows/what-are-hurricanes-58.html

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