Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

April 4, 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

-- NASA 3D RESOURCES (K-12)
-- JOIN THE JUNOCAM TEAM
-- PEEP EN ESPAÑOL (PRE-K)
-- NOAA PLANET STEWARDS (K-12)

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NASA 3D RESOURCES (K-12)

The NASA 3D Resources site offers a growing collection of 3D models, textures, and images from inside NASA.

There are currently 309 models in the collection. All resources are free to download and use. For more information, visit

https://nasa3d.arc.nasa.gov/

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory offers a new mobile app called Spacecraft AR, uses the latest augmented reality (AR) technology to put virtual 3-D models of NASA's robotic space explorers into any environment with a flat surface. To download the app, visit

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7082

JOIN THE JUNOCAM TEAM

Want to take part in the Juno mission to Jupiter?

Through the JunoCam website, NASA is offering the public an opportunity to upload their images of Jupiter and help scientists decide what points of interest JunoCam will photograph. Those who aren't processing images can stil ask questions of the people doing the processing.

To join the JunoCam team, go to

https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/

PEEP EN ESPAÑOL (PRE-K)

Peep and the Big Wide World — the Emmy Award-winning series that teaches science and math to an early childhood audience — has an all-new bilingual website.

The site includes extensive science curriculum and video-based professional development about teaching science to young children. The six curriculum units are in Spanish and English and each provides three weeks of exploration and features hands-on activities, videos, and book recommendations.

The Spanish/English toggle is at the top of each page. For the Spanish language site, go directly to

http://peepandthebigwideworld.com/es/educadores/

NOAA PLANET STEWARDS (K-12)

On April 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrations (NOAA) Planet Stewards will host a webinar overview of significant weather events from 2017 and information on how to prepare for extreme weather.

The webinar is part of NOAA's Planet Stewards Education Project. It's education workshops focus on citizen science, STEM, community resilience, climate science, and a range of environmental education topics. To register, go to

https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1040068020677126915

For more information on the Planet Stewards Education Project, visit

https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/planet-stewards/

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