Published by Brunsell on 23 May 2012
Science Matters in Wisconsin 1(37)
Welcome to this week’s issue of Science Matters in Wisconsin. Please share this with a colleague!
– Professional Development
Modeling workshops at Winona State University
Registration for the meeting is online,
Week 1, http://winona.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=232
Week 2, http://winona.augusoft.net/index.cfm?method=ClassInfo.ClassInformation&int_class_id=234
Note that there are two versions of each meeting, that come with/without dorm housing.
NGSS Preview Meetings:
Check out an NGSS preview meeting near you: http://www.sciencematterswi.org/previewmeetings.html
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. To maximize these radio contact opportunities, NASA is looking for organizations that will draw large numbers of participants and can integrate the contact into a well-developed education plan. Proposals are due July 2, 2012.
Gr 5-12: 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. You need to indicate your district's intent to participate by September 12, 2012.
– Science Spotlight
– Website of the Week
Misconceptions-Oriented Standards Based Assessments Resources for Teachers
Tests are FREE to educators; however, since their structure and use differ from many assessment instruments with which you may be familiar, anyone seeking access to these instruments is required to complete tutorials about their design and proper usage. The site will keep track of your progress through the tutorials, and give you direct access to the tests once the tutorials are complete.
Natural Inquirer – A science journal for middle school students.
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