VOYAGE to Spread Space Excitement Educator Newsletter
http://www.tsgc.utexas.edu/lists/teachers/
Editor: Talia Jurgens
Volume IV, Issue 10
Date: 5-28-04


Table of Contents

Teacher Workshop, June 3, Houston
http://genesismission.jpl.nasa.gov/product/conferences&events.html

We are holding a one day teacher workshop at Seabrook Intermediate School near Houston TX on June 3. If you could send this message to potential teachers who are interested, I would appreciate it! Launch into a new school year with the excitement of NASA's Genesis mission! Designed for secondary science teachers, this one-day workshop, features standards-driven, inquiry-based lessons, engaging hands-on activities, interactive technology, and a potential guest speaker from the Genesis mission team. Learn about opportunities to connect your classroom to real-world events when Genesis returns with a spectacular mid-air capture in September 2004. Participants will also receive two CD-ROMs: "Genesis Education," containing a series of complete modules, and the "Genesis Cleanroom Interactive Field Trip." Lunch is provided from Neptune Subs.


Jump to Jupiter & Meander to Mars: June 7, 2004
http://www.spacecenter.org/profDevelop.html

For Grade Levels: 3rd-5th, Space Center Houston will offer this development workshop this summer. Workshops are aligned with the TEKS, provide six hours of continuing professional development, a certificate of completion, a light breakfast and lots of fun! Find out how to use the solar system to improve your student's skills in graphing, measuring, averaging, researching and reporting. This workshop and guide has it all! To Register, view the above website


Mars Rocks: July 21, 2004 - Grades 5-8
http://www.edheads.org/

Get ready to explore the "red planet"! Spend a day of fun and learning and be part of the exciting adventure of Mars exploration! From robots to volcanoes, you'll learn all about the "red planet" and bring exciting hands-on activities back to your classroom. While learning about NASA's current and future plans to explore Mars, you'll discover that it really ROCKS! Workshops are aligned with the TEKS, provide six hours of continuing professional development, a certificate of completion, a light breakfast and lots of fun!


E-Heads, Activate Your Mind
http://www.earthsciweek.org

Edheads helps students learn through educational games and activities designed to meet state and national standards. We partner with various school systems in the United States, which help us research, design and test our activities every step of the way! Not only do teachers and students appreciate our free activities, Edheads has been recognized by almost every major award on the Web for our excellent educational content!

The Key to the Universe: Space Resources for Educators: June 23, 2004
http://www.spacecenter.org/profDevelop.html#key

Looking for something new? Teachers who need new and exciting space resources will find this workshop a valuable experience. Participants will have the opportunity to try hands-on activities and receive a variety of curriculum materials including posters, lithographs, activity guides and NASA fact sheets.


11th Annual International Space Exploration Educators Conference
http://www.spacecenter.org/seec.html

Scheduled for February 3-5, 2005 for Grades K-12 - and not just for science teachers! Space Center Houston strives to use space to teach across the curriculum. The activities presented can be used for science, language arts, mathematics, history, etc.

It may have received a new name this year, but Space Center Houston is proud to continue offering the educational opportunity of a lifetime! Two and a half days of complete submersion into the out-of-this-world adventure of space exploration! Attend sessions hosted by the actual scientists working on these exciting endeavors including the International Space Station, Mars exploration, and the planets beyond. Come learn about the Presidents new vision to send humans back to the Moon and off to Mars! Attend sessions presented by educators and receive ready to implement classroom ideas and experience minds-on, hands-on fun!

In addition to hearing from the experts, mingle with engineers, scientists, and astronauts at a reception and also a banquet hosted during the conference. For only $199 you will receive access to all aspects of the conference, including breakfast and lunch on Friday and Saturday, the reception on Thursday, the banquet on Friday, and behind the scenes tours of Johnson Space Center. 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. Also included are the optional pre-conference sessions beginning on Thursday, February 3, 2005.


How the body works (K-12)
http://kidshealth.org/kid/closet/how_the_body_works_interim.html

Relating to the science of the body, How the body works is a great web site to demonstrate how the body works, from dealing with feelings, staying healthy, Medical terms and you can view it in Spanish as well. Kids can ask specific questions and is a good interactive site. View the website above.


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 space_edu@tsgc.utexas.edu.

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