NASA – Amateur Radio on the International Space Station — ARISS
Host a Real-time Conversation with ISS Crewmembers
NASA is now accepting proposals from U.S. schools, museums, science centers and community youth organizations to host an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact between November 1, 2012 and May 1, 2013. Proposals are due July 2, 2012.
“Sweet Home Alabama” – Musical Tesla Coils – YouTube
“These are two gigantic solid state musical Tesla Coils. A Tesla Coil is a special type of transformer invented by Nikola Tesla that is able to generating extremely large voltages using a phenomenon known as electrical resonance. Each coil in this video is capable of generating a 13 foot spark. This equates to about 500,000 volts of electricity. “
ANNOUNCING NEW SSEP FLIGHT OPPORTUNITY – Mission 3 to the International Space Station, for the 2012-2013 Academic Year | SSEP
Call for Experiments: Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Mission #3 to ISS
The National Center for Earth and Space Science Education, in partnership with NanoRacks, invites school districts across the U.S. to participate in the SSEP program. An 8-week competition in your school or district, held Fall 2012, will allow grades 5-12 students to engage in real scientific research of their own design. The selected submissions from across the country will then be flown on each community’s previously reserved mini-lab slot on ISS.
Improving Mathematical Problem Solving in Grades 4 Through 8: What Works Clearinghouse
“This practice guide provides five recommendations for improving students’ mathematical problem solving in grades 4 through 8. This guide is geared toward teachers, math coaches, other educators, and curriculum developers who want to improve the mathematical problem solving of students.”
SpaceX Dragon Berths with International Space Station
“After a flawless launch on May 22, the SpaceX Dragon capsule has become the first commercial spacecraft to berth at the International Space Station. After a flyby last night, the capsule approached the station, and station flight engineers Don Pettit and Andre Kuipers brought the vehicle to berth with the station’s robotic arm. The capsule was bolted to the station’s Harmony module at 12:02 p.m. Eastern Time.”
QR Codes: In the Classroom – eLearning Blog Dont Waste Your Time
“using QR Codes. How can we use them? They are an excellent way of directing students to content. Whether the content is a book in the Library, a YouTube video, a seminar room at a given time, it doesn’t matter. What matters is working out an appropriate use.”
QR Code Classroom Implementation Guide |
” seven ways QR codes are being used in the classroom RIGHT NOW”
Forces in Physics : Physics Sciences online flashcards from SwipeStudy
45 cards with physics flash cards
Rare Venus Transit of Sun in History | Transit of Venus 2012 | Space.com
On June 5, the planet Venus will appear to cross in front of the disk of the sun, appearing as a small black dot. The historic skywatching event, called a transit of Venus by astronomers, is among the rarest of predictable phenomena and one that has amazed scientists and observers throughout history.
Liked the Solar Eclipse? You’ll Love the Venus Transit – White Lake, MI Patch
“celestial event that won’t occur again for 105 years.
On June 5, the second planet in our solar system will crawl across the surface of the sun making an epic journey called the Transit of Venus.”
Sealegs – YouTube
“Classic Grumman movie about carrier-based aircraft”
Women@NASA » NASA G.I.R.L.S.
NASA G.I.R.L.S. Mentoring Project – Registration Now Open
To jump start the future of potential explorers, Women@NASA has created a 5-week summer mentoring project that offers a one-of-a-kind experience for middle school girls. Participants will get to explore the possibilities of a career in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Click here for more information. Registration closes June 15th, and mentoring occurs July 9-August 10.
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