VOYAGE to Spread Space Excitement Educator Newsletter
Volume: 2, Issue: 33
Date: 09/28/2001

Table of Contents

Lunar Flag Design Contest

The Moon Society is sponsoring a contest to design a flag for the people of Luna. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to participate in the contest, but only entries from children between the ages of 6 to 18 will be considered for prizes. All children who submit entries will receive a Certificate of Appreciation for the moon Society. Deadline is March 2002 so your students have plenty of time to come up with their own original and unique design. For more information, visit the web site.

Here's Looking at You, Kid...From Space!
Workshop for Grades 6 to 8

Gifted & Talented Certification Available: Differentiated Curriculum Space photography gives teachers a wonderful opportunity to teach topics normally taught in the classroom from a totally different perspective. This unusual resource gives students a more global perspective on current issues (rainforest deforestation, geographical /political boundaries, air and water pollution, oil spills) as well as naturally occurring phenomena (costal flooding, sedimentation, erosion). Teachers receive several space photos to take back to the classroom, related web sites, and FREE NASA materials. A visit to the Johnson Space Center Educator Resource Center is included

Star Station One

Star Station One is a program designed to connect the excitement of the International Space Station with the public and youth of America through the existing "informal science education" system. Science centers and museums are engaged in a structured program which is fed from the sources of current and relevant International Space Station information. These Star Station One institutions then offer timely exhibits and programs throughout the nation to communicate with the public and youth in their regions. Similarly, the public has conveniently located trusted sources of information about this epic technological and engineering event

International Space Station Conference
Feb. 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. For only $159.00 you will receive two full days of conference sessions, breakfast and lunch both conference days, a banquet dinner/dance, behind the scenes tours of the Johnson Space Center, and an additional day to tour Space Center Houston on your own. Not to mention the wonderful networking with fellow educators and the multitude of cross curriculum ideas and activities you will take back to the classroom.

Name that Image!

There have been over 100 winners so far in Chandra's Name That Image Contest! Winners have come from all over the United States and Canada and across the world, including Japan, Australia, Spain, Brazil, England, Greece, India, New Zealand and many other countries! There are still more Chandra commemorative packages to be won, so submit your entry today! The first 50 people to get all 35 object names correct will receive a special commemorative package from the Chandra X-Ray Center including one of our brand-new, full size "Two Years of Chandra" posters, the latest version of the Chandra CD-ROM for PC's & Mac's, as well as a collection of other Chandra print materials. The next 200 people to send in the correct answers will be sent a small version of the "Two Years of Chandra" poster, a Chandra CD-ROM and some other print materials.

SOLAR Essay Contest

SOLAR is offering an essay contest to all students whose teachers are registered with the SOLAR program for the 2001-2002 school year. The contest was developed to link students directly with atmospheric research being conducted by NASA's science missions. Students who participate in the SOLAR essay contest will benefit by: learning the core concepts of the Earth's atmosphere learning to integrate science and writing developing skills in effective communication on scientific topics developing "science as inquiry" skills learning to use the Internet as an educational tool

Art Contest for Grades 2-4

Students in grades 2-4, from all over the United States, are invited to submit artwork to the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies' (IGES) 2001 Art Contest. The focus of this year's contest is life in water environments. The Earth's water environments, including oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams, contain diverse populations of life, ranging from microscopic organism (plants, animals, bacteria, algae, etc.) to the largest mammal known to have lived on the Earth (the blue whale). While some live their entire lives submerged in water (bass, octopi, crawfish, etc.), others live both in water and on land (sea lions, penguins, frogs, snakes, etc.). They all have adapted in unique and fascinating ways to live in these diverse water environments.

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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