VOYAGE to Spread Space Excitement Educator Newsletter
Editor: Talia Jurgens
Volume IV, Issue 6
Date: 4-4-04

Table of Contents

LiftOff 2004 Journey to the Red Planet - Free Teacher workshop

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. July 16-20, 2004 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. HURRY - The deadline to apply is April, 2004. Visit the above web site to apply.

Science News for Kids

Science News for Kids, Science News, the site targets a middle school audience and archives a variety of science stories including topics on agriculture, earth, environment, dinosaurs and fossils, space and astronomy, weather, and more. There is also, ` a weekly brainteaser for those who enjoy solving and inventing puzzles (PuzzleZone), entertaining science-fiction composition exercises for those interested in writing (SciFiZone), and weekly science fair profiles and tips (ScienceFairZone). The GameZone contains a small selection of logic and memory games, implemented as Java applets. The TeacherZone has materials, some related to the feature article of the week, so that teachers can bring science news topics to the classroom. The LabZone features a weekly hands-on activity.

Columbia Specialty License Plate

The Texas Department of Transportation and the Aviation and Space Foundation of Texas are offering a Columbia Remembered speciality 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. To apply for this specialty plate submit an Application for A Specialty License Plate. For more information about specialty license plates visit the above website.

Project AstroBio needs teachers

Project AstroBio, formerly known as Project Astro, is recruiting new teachers and science partners to team up for the purpose of presenting hands-on activities in astronomy, biology, geology, and on the overarching theme of astrobiology in the classroom. There are currently 63 active Project AstroBio partnerships in the Puget Sound area. Applications are due May 1. Participants and their partners must attend a two-day 2 training workshop, August 13-14. For more information, go to above website.

MathStar Online

The NewMedia Project area of MathStar is now offering an Integers unit composed of three lessons: Introducing Integers, Adding/Multiplying Integers, and Subtracting Integers. Each lesson includes video clips, worksheets, Flash activities and Web resources. The lessons conform to national mathematics standards. MathStar -- a five-year project funded through the U.S. Department of Education -- seeks to improve the teaching and learning of mathematics through the use of interactive technologies. The project is administered by the Los Angeles County Office of Education. For more information, go to above referenced website


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