VOYAGE to Spread Space Excitement Educator Newsletter
Volume: 2, Issue: 26
Date: 06/08/2001

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TE-MAT, an online resource

TE-MAT, an online resource for professional development providers, was launched in March by Horizon Research with the assistance of ENC staffers. The site was developed to support professional development providers as they design and implement programs for preservice and inservice K-12 mathematics and science teachers. Detailed reviews, written by a TE-MAT panel, are intended to help K-12 mathematics and science professional development providers more readily select materials appropriate for their program goals. After the project is completed, the site will be maintained by ENC. Development of the site was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.

Space Center Professional Development Workshops Summer 2001
The Key to the Universe: Space Resources for Educators
July 31, 2001 - K-12

Teachers who need new and exciting space resources will find this workshop a valuable experience. Participants will have the opportunity to try hands-on activities and receive a variety of curriculum materials including posters. Lithographs, activity guides and NASA fact sheets. Special emphasis will be placed on Internet sites appropriate for students and teachers. Information on CD-ROM's videotapes, and slides will be offered. Visit web site for more detailed information.

Visually Impaired Students Touch the Stars with New Hubble Book

Students who in the past have not been able to experience some of NASA's spectacular discoveries now have a unique opportunity to touch the stars. Some of the most majestic space images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope are now part of a special Braille book that combines tactile illustrations with striking images of planets, star clusters and nebulae, as viewed by Hubble. The book, "Touch the Universe: A NASA Braille Book of Astronomy," is the brainchild of Bernhard Beck-Winchatz, an astronomer and faculty member at DePaul University, Chicago. He undertook the project to allow visually impaired students the same opportunities as those who are sighted to engage themselves in space science.

Astronomy Village: Investigating the Solar System CD-ROM

Searching for another astronomy educational product? "Astronomy Village: Investigating the Solar System" is a CD-ROM developed by the Center for Educational Technologies, home of NASA's Classroom of the Future. "Astronomy Village" has two core research areas, The Search for Life and The Mission to Pluto. Students will enjoy interacting with the incredible graphics while developing and applying space science knowledge. This CD-ROM is targeted for use by students in grades 5-8 but can be adapted to other grade levels. More information about the "Astronomy Village: Investigating the Solar System" CD-ROM can found at the web site listed above.

For Students Interested in Science, The Sky is no longer the Limit

High school students from across the country will see their hard work pay off on June 6 by seeing their experiments launch into space on one of our sounding rockets.

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

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