Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

April 25, 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

-- ECLIPSE GUIDES FOR EDUCATORS (K-12)
-- SCIENCE AND LANGUAGE ARTS WEBINARS (K-12)
-- NASA VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS (6-12)
-- FLYING LESSONS FOR YOUTH (10-12)

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ECLIPSE GUIDES FOR EDUCATORS (K-12)

PBS Learning Media offers a wealth of information for educators (formal and informal) seeking to bring the excitement of the August 21 total solar eclipse into their classrooms and summer camps.

The PBS LearningMedia Folder with links to a teacher toolkit, webinar and videos is available at

http://bit.ly/TeachEclipse2017

SCIENCE AND LANGUAGE ARTS WEBINARS (K-12)

In May, NASA Educator Professional Development webinars will focus on human biology, engineering, remote imaging and more via the off-earth lesson of the International Space Station. There will also be an overview of language arts lessons through resources within NASA education materials (including tips on modification and customization of lessons).

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 VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS (6-12)

As part of NASA and Texas Instruments’ The Search for STEMnauts contest, NASA is providing a series of virtual field trips to NASA centers where students will go behind-the-scenes to see cool NASA places and visit with NASA professionals. The virtual field trips take place between April 26 and May 22, 2017, and topics include NASA Robots, Driving on Other Planets, NASA’s Meteorite Lab, and more.

Each session is 15-30 minutes long and includes an interactive question-and-answer session. Pre-registration is not required.

For more information and links to participate, go to

https://education.ti.com/en/promotion/nasa-event-calendar

FLYING LESSONS FOR YOUTH (10-12)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take the control of an airplane in the skies? Applications for the Red-Tailed Hawks FLY Program close May 15.

The free two-week program, which takes participants though 40 hours of ground school and 10-12 flight hours, will be offered this summer at Regal Air at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. Top performers will continue past solo and earn a Private Pilot certification. Sciences Pipeline.

The Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club is a chapter of Black Pilots of America, Inc. and a member of the Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline. For more information, including a cadet application and brochure, visit

http://nwessp.org/

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