Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

October 13, 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

-- NORTHWEST ROCKETRY HUB (7-12)
-- CONTACT THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (K-12)
-- INTERNATIONAL OBSERVE THE MOON NIGHT
-- COMMERCIAL CREW 2018 CALENDAR ARTWORK CONTEST (Pre-K-8)

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NORTHWEST ROCKETRY HUB (7-12)

A Northwest Rocketry Hub has been formed at the Museum of Flight, with the goal of increasing the participation of students (grades 7-12) in model rocketry.

The four-part all-day workshops for adults (teachers, parents, out of school educators) interested in starting a student rocketry club will be held October 13, November 10, and January 27, 2018, plus fourth date in mid-February. A $20 registration fee includes all materials and the ability to earn free clock hours.

For more details or to register, please contact Megumi Nagata at 206-764-5863 or

mnagata@museumofflight.org/

CONTACT THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION (K-12)

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is an international program that facilitates the excitement of speaking to crew members on the International Space Station (ISS).

Schools and student groups from around the world can apply to speak with the ISS. Proposals for the current round are due November 15, 2017. Education groups from within the United States can find application details at

http://www.ariss.org/hosting-an-ariss-contact-in-the-us.html

INTERNATIONAL OBSERVE THE MOON NIGHT (ALL AGES)

On October 28, 2017, the whole world has the chance to admire and celebrate our moon on International Observe the Moon Night.

The website displays a map of registered events and make plans to attend. If you don’t see an event near you, sign up to host your own! The website has step-by-step plans for hosting an event of any size. Ideas for hands-on activities are available to make your event a success.

To join in the fun, visit

https://www.lpi.usra.edu/observe_the_moon_night/

COMMERCIAL CREW 2018 CALENDAR ARTWORK CONTEST (PreK-8)

NASA’s Commercial Crew Program is holding an art contest to create a 2018 calendar. Each month will have a different theme related to the International Space Station, astronauts, growing food in space and more! Unique and original artwork will be selected for each month.

Once the calendar is complete, NASA will transmit it to astronauts aboard the space station. The calendar also will include supplemental education materials for kids on Earth to learn more about the space-related themes. Entry Deadline is November 2, 2017.

For details and contest submission rules, please see

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/commercial-crew-2018-calendar-artwork-contest

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