Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

September 29, 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

-- HOMESCHOOL MONDAYS RETURN (K-12)
-- MOF ASTRONOMY NIGHT (K-12)
-- EARTH SCIENCE WEEK CONTESTS (K-12)
-- NASA DROP TOWER CHALLENGE (9-12)

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HOMESCHOOL MONDAYS (K-12)

Every Monday, homeschool groups of any size can explore the Pacific Science Center's hands-on exhibits at the reduced school group rate.

Groups simply mention that they are a homeschool group when they arrive at the gate. No reservations required. For more information, visit

https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/homeschool/

MOF ASTRONOMY NIGHT (K-12)

On the evening of October 5, celebrate World Space Week for free at the Museum of Flight. Local science and astronomy clubs will share their knowledge of the heavens with viewing opportunities through their telescopes (weather permitting).

The 2017 Astronomy Night is part of the museum's monthly First Thursday series, which offers visitors free evening admission, courtesy of Wells Fargo.

For more information, visit

http://www.museumofflight.org/Plan-Your-Visit/Calendar-of-Events/3465/wells-fargo-free-first-thursday-astronomy-night

EARTH SCIENCE WEEK CONTESTS (K-12)

The American Geosciences Institute is sponsoring a series of contests to celebrate Earth Science Week 2017. This year's celebration takes place October 8-14, 2017.

Competitions include photography and video contests for all ages, a visual arts contests for K-5 students, and an essay contest for students in grades 6-9. The entry deadline is October 13, 2017.

For complete information, go to

http://www.earthsciweek.org/contests

NASA DROP TOWER CHALLENGE (9-12)

NASA challenges teams of high school students to design and build objects that sink in water in normal gravity but will be expelled as far as possible out of water during free fall in NASA’s 2.2 Second Drop Tower at THE NASA Glenn Research Center.

The expulsion must result from hydrophobic surface properties of the object. Top-performing teams will be invited to present their results in a poster session at the 2018 meeting of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research.

For more information, go to

https://spaceflightsystems.grc.nasa.gov/education-outreach/expulsion/

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