VOYAGE to Spread Space Excitement Educator Newsletter
Volume: 2, Issue: 27
Date: 06/22/2001

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Visualization Technology in Education Institute, 2001

The Center for Image Processing in Education presents: Visualization Technology in Education Institute, 2001 July 24-28 2001 in Tucson, Arizona. Highlights of this workshop include Hands-on workshops for educators on digital image analysis, image capture techniques, image processing, imaging science, geographic information systems, Laboratory session for developing completed classroom lessons. Presentations by experienced educators and scientists who use visualization technologies for education, research, management, planning, and other applications. Exhibits of visualization hardware and software useful to educators. A GIS data gathering excursion to the Santa Catalina Mountains. A Friday evening sharing session to promote networking among educators who use and wish to use visualization technologies for discovery-based learning. A two-day introduction to NASA's Image 2000 software as a tool for using remotely sensed Earth satellite data and planetary images, as well as geographic information systems data, for classroom instruction will be conducted. The workshop includes an introduction to image processing tasks using Image2000. ,For a 40% discount or a free scholarship (limited number) please contact Steven Moore

Spying on an Invisible World

Need a new experiment with your kids next school year? Check out the link above and clock on "Science Project of the month" and read the experiment conducted by Shawn Carlson with collected rain water and read about and his findings and instructions on how to do the experiment yourself.

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE)

Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) is a hands-on international environmental science and education program. GLOBE links students, teachers, and the scientific research community in an effort to learn more about our environment through student data collection and observation. The goals of GLOBE are: to enhance the environmental awareness of individuals throughout the world; to contribute to scientific understanding of the Earth; and to help all students reach higher levels of achievement in science and mathematics. Students from the ages of approximately five through eighteen years in schools throughout the world conduct a continuing program of scientifically meaningful environmental measurements. GLOBE students transmit their data to a central data processing facility via the Internet, receive vivid images composed of their data and data from other GLOBE schools around the world, acquire information from a variety of sources, and collaborate with scientists and other GLOBE students and communities worldwide in using these data for education and research.


ThinkSpace is a web page designed to teach people about space. Using the Internet style it is a web page that is both informative and fun for the internet user. There are five main sections to the page: Stars, Galaxies, Solar System, Universe, and Astronomers and is interactive where people can add pictures and submit writings, look at the pop-up glossary, play interactive games and post on the message board.

Destination Mars Lesson Plan
Grades 6-8 Astronomy/Space Destination Mars

While Mars is just a stone's throw across the solar system, a manned mission there is still just a dream In order for such a mission to become a reality, we would need, among other things, a means of transportation that would allow us to move over the surface of the planet. Both the surface and the surrounding space of the planet Mars have characteristics that challenge existing technologies to create such a means of transportation. Have your students thing about traveling and living on Mars with this lesson plan.

The Exploratorium Teacher Institute

The Exploratorium Teacher Institute has been a professional home for middle and high school science and math teachers for over fifteen years. The Teacher Institute offers a rich mix of hands-on activities based on Exploratorium exhibits, content-based discussions, classroom materials, web-based teaching resources, and machine shop experiences. The program is designed primarily for educators' personal enrichment, but topics covered can be utilized immediately in the classroom setting. We offer Summer Institutes and district-wide in-services for both new and experienced teachers. Our growing family of alumni may also attend a variety of Saturday and after-school workshops. All program participants are provided with stipends for attending our institutes and workshops.

Make a puzzle for your class

Puzzlemaker is a puzzle generation tool for teachers, students and parents. Create and print customized word search, crossword and math puzzles using your word lists. Build your own maze or print our specialty hand-drawn mazes created around holidays and classroom topics.

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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