Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

January 23, 2018

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

-- SOPHOMORE WAS APPLICATIONS OPEN (10)
-- SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS (K-8)
-- EXPLORE MARS CAMP (9-10)
-- ONLINE LEARNING FOR TEACHERS (K-12)

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SOPHOMORE WAS APPLICATIONS OPEN (10)

Applications for the sophomore level of the Washington Aerospace Scholars (WAS) are now open.

For the WAS Sophomore program, students complete two online distance learning lessons in March with the goal of qualifying to participate in a three-day (non- residential) summer experience that gives them a chance to meet STEM professionals, NASA scientists, university students and STEM educators.

The program is free and the application deadline is Friday, February 16, 2018. For more information, visit

http://www.museumofflight.org/Education/Explore-programs/Washington-Aerospace-Scholars

Opportunities are also open to sophomore students in Montana and Oregon. For more information and applications, visit the homepage for Western Aerospace Scholars at

http://www.museumofflight.org/Education/Explore-programs/was

SUMMER CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS (K-8)

The Camps for Curious Minds Scholarship Program offers youth (grades PreK through 8) opportunities to participate in a week-long science-oriented camp session at the Pacific Science Center at no cost.

Camps run from 8:30 a.m. and end between 3:45-4:30 p.m. (depending on camp/age). Most weeks are Monday to Friday. Optional extended day care is available beginning at 7:00 a.m. for mornings and ending at 6:00 p.m. in the evenings (pick-ups after 6:00 p.m. not permitted).

Scholarship application are due February 28, 2018. For more information, visit

https://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/summer-camps/

EXPLORE MARS ACADEMY (9-10)

Applications are now open for Explore Mars, a summer aerospace academy based at Central Washington University for students ages 14-15 interested in science, engineering, and math.

The camp will take place from August 5-10. Participants take a journey to space as they plan a mission to return samples from Mars. In the process, they learn about planetary geology, space flight, robots, and rockets through hands on activies.

The camp is free including materials, overnight accommodations, and food (transportation to and from the camp in excluded). Preference will be given to applicants who identify as low-income or underrepresented minorities.

For more information, visit

https://www.cwunesspcamp.com/

ONLINE LEARNING FOR TEACHERS (K-12)

The Teacher Learning Hub is a digital platform that provides free quality professional learning.

Offered through the Montana Office of Public Instruction, the hub is free and includes stnadards-based information for use in the STEM classroom. While many of the materials are Montana-specific, the hub also includes resources such as Exploring Inquiry with NASA.

Teachers will need to register to browse the catalog. For more information, go to

http://learninghub.mrooms.net/

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