VOYAGE to Spread Space Excitement Educator Newsletter
Editor: Talia Jurgens
Volume: 2, Issue: 39
Date: 12/19/2001

Table of Contents

Stellar Songs and Starry Stories
January 24, 2002

Grades PreK-2 Gifted & Talented Certification Available:
Songs to sing, stories to read, poems to recite, and games to play form the basis for this space curriculum workshop. While gathering resources to include in a space unit, teachers will learn how to implement the hands-on activities into their classroom. Come prepared to have fun and to take that new knowledge about space back to your classroom. Additional materials can be obtained during a visit to the Johnson Space Center Educator Resource Center.

8th Annual International Space Station Conference
February 1 & 2, 2001

Space Center Houston has developed an educational opportunity of a lifetime! Two intense days of complete submersion into the world of the International Space Station. Attend sessions hosted by the actual scientists, engineers, and astronauts that are working to make the Space Station a reality.

Use Space to Teach Everything Under the Sun
February 12, 2002

Grades K-5 Gifted & Talented Certification Available: Nature and Needs or Appropriate Practice Take one interdisciplinary, multilevel unit on space exploration. Add rich content in science, math, music, drama, and literature. Stir in the processes of exploring, measuring, graphing, inventing, explaining, and hypothesizing and the product will a great collection of space activies. TEKS and the national science and math process standards will be incorporated into all lessons. Additional materials and NASA resources will be available during a visit to the Johnson Space Center Educator Resource Center.

Brain Pop Science, Movies and More

Designed for grades 5-8, but adaptable to an older audience, Brain POP is a commercial venture that features science and science movies on topics including drought, exotic species, biology and technology. Materials correspond to the National Science Education Standards. Each subject contains a 3-4 minute animated movie, an interactive quiz, an experiment, a comic strip, a hands-on application, a timeline and a printable activity page. Users may watch three movies free daily. This site provides an interesting, visually appealing overview on a growing list of over 50 science topics ranging from air pollution to wind.

Home School Day
February 22, 2002

See Spacesuit Demonstrations and learn about the construction of the spacesuits, how they have changed over time, and the spacesuits being designed for extended missions to Mars! NASA Educator Resource Center Presentations are designed to give home schoolers information of NASA's educational resources and internet websites. Giant Screen Presentations To Be an Astronaut is a giant screen movie presentation made especially for Space Center Houston. This film chronicles the life of an stronaut beginning with their selection, through the complex training, and up to the final countdown for launch. Inside the International Space Stationis a giant screen movie presentation provided by the Discovery Channel. Take NASA Tram Tours give you an opportunity to visit some of the places that the astronauts train. You will see fullsize mock-ups of the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station as well as Mission Control Center and flight simulators used for training. Visit the above referenced website.

Launch a Career in Engineering

"Launch a Career in Engineering" is a cut-and-fold bookmark with information about careers in engineering. Designed as a tool to encourage students to explore career possibilities, this resource lists helpful Web sites and NASA-related engineering information.

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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