Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

February 28, 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

-- EVCC BRIDGE PROGRAM FOR SENIORS (12)
-- THINK SCIENTIFICALLY (K-4)
-- TECHNOLOGY DRIVES EXPLORATION (K-12)
-- NASA GLOBE CLOUD CHALLENGE (K-12)

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EVCC BRIDGE PROGRAM FOR SENIORS (12)

Applications are now open for the Everett Community College bridge program for students planning to attend the college and major in science, technology, engineering or math.

The EvCC Bridge Program pays for summer tuition for 12-14 college credits, fees, books, bus pass, and a lot of awesome STEM experiences, including field trips to places like Blue Origins.

Low-income students who perform well academically may be qualified to receive an additional scholarship of up to $5,000 per year for the rest of their time at EvCC, funded through the National Science Foundation.

The deadline to apply is March 30, 2018. To apply, go to

http://www.everettcc.edu/programs/math-science/evcc-stem-pathway-project

THINK SCIENTIFICALLY (K-4)

Think Scientifically is a three-book series for elementary school teachers that integrates math, science and reading instruction.

Each storybook focuses on a key science theme and includes a hands-on science lesson, math and language arts activities, and other educational resources that can be easily utilized in the classroom.

The books are based on national standards and were written by teachers. To download the books and educator guides, visit

https://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/epo/educators/thinkscientifically.php

TECHNOLOGY DRIVES EXPLORATION (K-12)

In March, NASA Educator Professional Development webinars will focus on the ways in which technology drives innovation in science and engineering.

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

For a complete schedule of events, visit

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

NASA GLOBE CLOUD CHALLENGE (K-12)

The NASA GLOBE Clouds team at NASA’s Langley Research Center invites educators, students, and the public to enter up to 10 cloud observations per day from March 15-April 15, 2018.

Observations can be logged using the GLOBE Program’s data entry options or the GLOBE Observer app. Participants with the most observations will be congratulated by a NASA scientist with a video posted on the NASA GLOBE Clouds website.

For more details, visit

https://www.globe.gov/web/marile.colonrobles/home/blog/-/blogs/37565448

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