Texas Space Grant Consortium Teacher Newsletter
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Volume: 2, Issue: 13
Date: 10/20/2000


Table of Contents

LiftOff Summer Institute - 2001: An Edu-Space Odyssey
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LiftOff Summer Institute 2000 is a series of educational/training workshops for middle and high school teachers that emphasizes science, mathematics, and engineering learning experiences by incorporating a different NASA mission area as the central theme each year. Teacher participants are provided with knowledge, materials, and experience through hands-on activities and field trips that will promote aerospace enrichment activities.

"In my 13 years of teaching science, I have attended seminars, short courses, and workshops...This has been the BEST!" - LiftOff Summer Institute Participant


Earth System Science On-Line Resource
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Educators worldwide can now access an online resource for teaching and learning about Earth system science. Rated "outstanding" by a NASA peer review panel, teachearth.com is a free WWW site that can support your science education program. Visit the above website to find web-based classroom activities, search our databases of programs and resources, find experts in your area through our State Resources, send an electronic TeachEarth Card, and much more. Do you have a program, activity, or resource for K-12 Earth system science education that you would like to include in teachearth.com? Just complete an online nomination form. Educators worldwide can now access an online resource for teaching and learning about Earth system science. Rated "outstanding" by a NASA peer review panel, teachearth.com is a free WWW site that can support your science education program. Visit the above website to find web-based classroom activities, search our databases of programs and resources, find experts in your area through our State Resources, send an electronic TeachEarth Card, and much more. Do you have a program, activity, or resource for K-12 Earth system science education that you would like to include in teachearth.com? Just complete an online nomination form at http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/lists/teachers/links/ii/13/link_03.html>http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/lists/teachers/links/ii/13/link_03.html


Exploravision Awards K-12
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Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association are challenging students to envision the technology of the future. Enter the ExploraVision Awards, one of the largest K-12 science and technology competitions in the world. Winning students receive money toward their college funds!


30,000 new Mars Images are now available on the web
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The imaging team of NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft has doubled the number of Mars pictures available to the public with the release of a new archive of red planet pictures totally slightly more than 30,000 images.


Glenn Commission Calls for Public Action on Science and Math Education
http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/lists/teachers/links/ii/13/link_06.html

"In a democracy, the people create real change, not commissions." - Glenn Commission

Astronaut, revered senator, and American hero John Glenn was appointed chair of the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century, on no less auspicious a date than the 30th anniversary of the first Moon landing. (See FYI #120 for details of the commission's report). The pertinent question is whether Glenn's appeal with the American people and the publicity surrounding the report's release will be sufficient to generate a groundswell of response, because its recommendations rely on public will and interest to stimulate reforms to the nation's education system.


Exploring Satellite Oceanography - High School
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Exploring Satellite Oceanography is a set of lesson plans for high school science students from the University of Rhode Island.


Remote Sensing - A Guide for Teachers
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Remote Sensing - A Guide for Teachers is a concise introduction to remote sensing principles, from the University of Texas, El Paso, Pan-American Center for Earth & Environmental Studies.


Share Your Ideas

Do you have a science or math Web site you've found especially helpful to your students? Send us the URL address and the grade level it best serves. We'll pass it on. Ideas should be sent to space_edu@tsgc.utexas.edu.

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