VOYAGE to Spread Space Excitement Educator Newsletter
Volume: 2, Issue: 25
Date: 05/23/2001

Table of Contents

Bioastronautics Investigators' Workshop Materials

Texas Space Grant has received a limited number of conference proceedings for the Bioastronautics Investigators' Workshop in Galveston Texas on January 17-19, 2001. If you would like a complimentary copy to have as a technical resource, please e-mail and we will be glad to mail you a copy while supplies last.

A new Universe in the Classroom

A new millennium. A new Universe in the Classroom. "The Universe in the Classroom" has gone electric! The Astronomical Society of the Pacific has partnered with to bring more frequent editions online. Each month there will be new articles and activities that you can use in the classroom and news and announcements about upcoming events for you and your students. Go to the above referenced website and click on the Parents and Teachers section.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans
2001 National Conference
Sept 27-30, Phoenix, Arizona

SACNAS' mission is to encourage Chicano/Latino and Native American students to pursue graduate education and obtain the advanced degrees necessary for research careers and science teaching professions at all levels. You're invited! Registration available online The National Conference and K-12 Teacher Workshops provide an opportunity for science, mathematics and engineering students, educators and professionals to build networks on a national level. The conference also offers: Discover new ways to captivate minority student interest in the sciences. Receive curriculum, participate in hands-on training and increase background knowledge in math, science, technology and engineering For further information, preliminary agenda, registration and financial aid application materials, and travel and hotel information, please visit our website

ACS Meeting Scholarship Offered (K-12)

The Northwest Regional Meeting (NORM) of the American Chemical Society will be held June 14-17 at Seattle University and many sessions are planned for K-12 teachers. A $150 scholarship will be given to each of the first 30 K-12 teachers who register. Teachers will receive 1 credit from Seattle University for attending 10 hours of approved programming. (There is a $35 fee for the credit.) For complete details visit the web site.

Space Foundation Summer Courses

The Space Foundation Space in Colorado is offering summer graduate courses in earth science, basic rocketry and life in space, astronomy for the classroom, and advanced space technology. The program's goal is to help teachers prepare their students to succeed in the 21st century global workplace by encouraging them be technology literate. Space Discovery courses are a hands-on, high-energy way to earn optional graduate credit while exploring practical methods to integrate space-based teaching into math, science, language arts, social studies and other core curricula. Courses are presented throughout the summer in Colorado Springs.

The first total eclipse of the new millennium occurs on Thursday, June 21, 2001

The path of the total eclipse follows a northeastern trajectory from the southern Atlantic Ocean, making landfall on the west coast of Angola in southern Africa. Show your students this eclipse on line The website will be specifically designed for informal and formal educators, providing, activities for museums or schools to teach students and the general public about the relationship between the Sun, the Moon, the Earth, and eclipses. We will also provide some background information on the cultural traditions of southern Africa in an effort to gain a different perspective on eclipses. In addition, interviews with scientists will be available, providing a wealth of information straight from the experts on the Sun-Earth connection. Finally, other resources such as images, animations, and movies will be made available for educators to use to enhance their lessons.

Free Blank Geography Maps Available

Need a blank outline map of Myanmar? Or how about Andorra? Free blank outline maps of all the countries in the world as well as continents are available at the site. Some microstates consisting of a very small territory or single small island have been excluded. This is a wonderful geography interactive site.

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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