VOYAGE to Spread Space Excitement Educator Newsletter
Volume: 2, Issue: 35
Date: 10/26/2001

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CAST 200

CAST 2001 is right around the corner and we are looking forward to it. Come join us at the Austin Convention Center in Austin Texas Oct 31-Nov. 2 and stop by our booth to say hello.

Problems and Solutions in Aircraft Design

Celebrate the history of aviation with a lesson for K-2. The Wright brothers were the first to achieve manned powered flight in December 1903. As we approach 2003, we begin to celebrate that we've been able to fly for almost 100 years! Distinguished African American aviators have made important contributions to the history of flight. NASA has a long history of contributions to airplane design research. Did you know that before NASA there was the National Advisory Committee for Aviation. Orville Wright was a member of that committee. Have you ever thought about what life would be like without airplanes? With this lesson, students will identify problems that they, the Wright Brothers, or NASA scientists face when designing an aircraft, and will identify solutions to these.

NASA Student Involvement Program (NSIP) Poster and Resource Guides

*NASA Student Involvement Program (NSIP) Poster and Resource Guides** The poster "NASA Student Involvement Program" (NSIP) and the 2001-2002 versions of the NSIP Resource Guides are available on NASA Spacelink. NSIP is a national program of six unique investigations and challenges for students in grades K-12. A new investigation "Aerospace and Technology Engineering Challenge" as well as additional individual and whole class divisions have been added this year. Complete details about entry forms, competition rules, checklists, judging rubrics, rewards and resource guides are available on the NSIP website. The "NASA Student Involvement Program" poster and links to related materials and information are available at the following Internet location:

NSTA in Memphis, TN - Dec. 6-8, 2001

NSTA Convention will be held in Memphis, TN for those who would like to travel to Tennessee. It will be held December 6-8, 2001! As with all of our conventions, You'll have the opportunity in Memphis to attend short courses, workshops, demonstrations, and hundreds of presentations that cover all areas at all levels! We'll also have a host of interesting speakers and tours, and great social functions to bring your personal network of science education contacts to a national level.

NASA Education Workshop (NEW)

The NASA Education Workshops (NEW) program selects K-12 educators to spend two weeks in the summer at one of NASA's centers. Travel expenses, housing, and meals are included as part of the program. Graduate credit is available. Applications must be received by February 20, 2002.

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