VOYAGE to Spread Space Excitement Educator Newsletter
Editor: Talia Jurgens
Volume: 3, Issue: 18
Date: December 5, 2003

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTColumbia Remembered Specialty License Plate

The Texas Department of Transportation and the Aviation and Space Foundation of Texas are offering a Columbia Remembered specialty license plate. Out of the $30 application fee $22 will be used to provide Columbia Crew memorial scholarships and to further aviation and space activities in Texas.

Liftoff 2004 Journey to the Red Planet
Applications now available on-line

Mars has been a beacon for exploration. Mars Challenges the explorer in each of us. Apply now for Liftoff 2004 Journey to the Red Planet. Join NASA Scientists and Engineers, get involved with hands-on inquiry based classroom activities, receive curricula and space science materials, tour NASA and Space Center Houston and get the opportunity to interact with Researchers dedicated to the Mars space missions. Application is on-line now. The deadline to apply is April, 2004. Visit the above website to apply.

Free Soho: Exploring the Sun Interactive CD available

Exploring the Sun is an interactive, multimedia exploration of the Sun through the eyes of SOHO, the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory. Through clever and engaging interface features, the most recent developments from SOHO in solar exploration are presented through text, graphics, animations and video clips. The CD includes over 100 movie clips, over 400 images, web links, an extensive glossary as well as soundtracks specially composed for this CD.

Science Jeopardy

This site offers a downloadable PowerPoint template that allows the insertion of questions for science test review. Students often like competition and this is a good way to spice up the standard review session. This site has lots of science games your students will love.

NSTA Teacher Grab Bag (free stuff)

NSTA Reports ever-popular, monthly column--Teachers' Grab Bag--is on the web. Check out the web site above where you can find hundreds of free and almost free items such as videos, publications, CD-ROMs, lab kits, and much more. Visitors can search the database by cost and type of products/services.

January 2004 NTEN On-line Professional Development Courses

National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN) Spring graduate-level on-line science courses for K-12 teachers, in Biology, Science Education, Earth Science, Entomology, Geography, Human Development, Food/Nutrition, Land Resources and Environmental Sciences, Microbiology, and Physics begin on various dates in January. The first registration deadline is January 8. Courses carry graduate credit hours, and all are offered with a special 10% discount for NSTA members. To browse the full list of available courses and specific class dates, go to, follow the NTEN link, and register now.

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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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