Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium

April 24, 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

-- NESSP SUMMIT DEADLINE EXTENDED (6-12)
-- USING NASA DATA TO STUDY DISEASES (K-12)
-- NASA COLORING BOOKS & MORE (K-4)
-- BE A COSMOQUEST IMAGE DETECTIVE (5-12)

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NESSP SUMMIT DEADLINE EXTENDED (6-12)

The application deadline for the Northwest Earth and Space Sciences Pipeline's summer summits for educators has been extended to May 31, 2018.

Summit participants will interact with NASA scientists and engineers while exploring hands-on, standards-based activities with a culturally relevant focus designed to motivate and enable underrepresented middle and high school students to be more successful in science, technology engineering and math (STEM) topics.

The first summit, set for June 25-29, 2018 in Ellensburg, is designed for teachers working with Native American and Alaska Native learners. The second summit, set for July 10-14 in Seattle, focuses on the needs of teachers in underserved communities.

Lodging and meals will be provided for participants at no cost. Travel assistance is also available. Preference will be given to educators who commit to facilitating a NESSP-funded summer camp in their community.

For registration and more information on the two summits, go to

https://nwessp.org/educators/apply-now-for-nessp-regional-summits-and-teacher-workshops/

USING NASA DATA TO STUDY DISEASES (K-12)

NASA’s Global Precipitation Measurement mission is offering a beginner-level, online training webinar to learn how NASA Earth-observing satellite data sets can be used to identify environmental conditions that may result in the onset of vector-borne diseases.

Vectors are living organisms that are able to transmit diseases between humans or from animals to humans. Vectors include mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies, fleas and other insects.

The event takes place online May 8, 2018, from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. EDT. Webinar is ope to formal and informal educators. Pre-registration is required. To register, go to

https://pmm.nasa.gov/disease-initiative/training-registration

To learn more about the Global Precipitation Measurement mission, visit

https://pmm.nasa.gov/GPM

NASA COLORING BOOKS & MORE (K-4)

NASA offers coloring and activity books on a wide range of science and engineering topics. Several are available in Spanish and Chinese.

To download copies, go to

https://science.nasa.gov/toolkits/coloring-books

BE A COSMOQUEST IMAGE DETECTIVE (5-12)

Help NASA analyze more than 1.5 million images taken by astronauts on the International Space Station. This library will help scientists, and the curious of all kinds more easily search and find images of interest.

Image detectives work from their home computers, viewing astronaut images and either identifying features or challenging themselves to find the exact location on Earth of an astronaut photo. For more information, go to

https://cosmoquest.org/x/beta/

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