VOYAGE to Spread Space Excitement Educator Newsletter
Volume: 2, Issue: 28
Date: 07/09/2001

Table of Contents

Protein Crystal Growth Experiment

Texas Space Grant Consortium will be sponsoring a contest this fall for middle school teachers and high school students and teachers to qualify to load flight samples that will launch on the Space Shuttle and fly on the International Space Station. This contest is part of the Protein Crystal Growth experiment conducted by NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center, and the University of California - Irvine. Information about the contest is available on our web site.

Project 2061

A new report highlighting Project 2061 recent accomplishments and future goals. In the report, you can read evaluations of some of the most widely used middle- and high-school science and mathematics textbooks and find out how Project 2061 applied the same kind of analysis to study assessment. You can also learn about Project 2061 work with teachers, recommendations for creative new approaches to curriculum design, and newly-published maps that show how K-12 students might progress in their understanding of some important topics in science, mathematics, and technology. In articles about these and other recent efforts, UPDATE 2001-2002 highlights Project 2061's continuing commitment to achieving universal science literacy through long-term systemic education reform.

Thursday's Classroom

Lately we've been conducting an experiment with Thursday's Classroom. Our lesson plans now appear two to four times each week in Science@NASA news stories. So, rather than waiting weeks for a dose of lessons and activities, you can find new ones every few days. Thursday's Classroom lessons have become as timely as the news itself.

Discover Earth

An online, interactive educational learning modules by Cornell University to teach earth science topics to high school and college students. It includes a Java applet interactive web mapping tool. Topics include: Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Plate Tectonics, Topography, and Sea Level Change.

Online Global Climate Change Information Guide

This guide was designed for students of environmental sciences, geography and geology interested in global warming and climate change. The website replicates the paper copy resource written by the Atmospheric Research & Information Centre (aric) in 1995. Although some of the discussion of climate models is now somewhat out-of-date, the majority of the text and figures remain based on unchanging scientific principles concerning climate change, and consequently the information resource continues to be a useful reference.

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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