EduNews Spring 2009

Welcome to the Spring issue of EduNews. Spring has sprung and we are enjoying blossoming trees, longer days, and the wind off San Francisco Bay.

Contents

1 - OUTDOOR EXPLORATORIUM
2 - EXPLORATORIUM SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR 6TH-12TH GRADE SCIENCE TEACHERS
3 - UPCOMING WEBCASTS ON EXPLO.TV
4 - EXPLORATORIUM TEACHER INSTITUTE SCIENCE TEACHING TIPS

1 - OUTDOOR EXPLORATORIUM
http://www.exploratorium.edu/outdoor
The Outdoor Exploratorium at Fort Mason was created by the Exploratorium in partnership with the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Fort Mason Center. These interactive exhibits were designed to help visitors notice and investigate the subtle phenomena of the everyday world and explore the complex systems at play in outdoor environments. Fort Mason offers a unique location for observing the movement of wind and waves, the interplay of light, shadow, and temperature, and the interaction between natural and built environments. Can't get here to visit? That's okay. You can go to the Web site and immerse yourself in the interactive panoramas by dragging your cursor over an image, click on the hot spots to find out about the exhibits, and hear the sounds of the Bay.

2 - EXPLORATORIUM SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR 6TH-12TH GRADE SCIENCE TEACHERS
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ti/programs/TI_Brochure_Workshop.pdf
The Exploratorium Teacher Institute presents a Summer Institute for 6th-12th grade science teachers. Seeing: The Science & Mathematics of Perception is a week-long inquiry-based exploration into the physics, biology, and mathematics of light, color, vision, and perception. This institute takes place at the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Choose from two institute dates, July 27-31 or August 3-7.

For more information, or to register for the institute, please click on http://www.exploratorium.edu/ti/programs/TI_Brochure_Workshop.pdf or contact Karen Drachler, Teacher Institute Project Manager, at kdrachler@exploratorium.edu for more information. Registration deadline is June 1.

3 - UPCOMING WEBCASTS ON EXPLO.TV
http://www.exploratorium.edu/webcasts
Want to find out the latest news about the Hubble Space Telescope, learn about the science of eggs, or see an episode of Iron Science Teacher? Then tune in to explo.tv. Upcoming shows include Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission 4 (May 20 and 23) and Iron Science Teacher: 2009 Season Opener (June 26).

The space shuttle Atlantis launched from the Kennedy Space Center on May 11, the beginning of Servicing Mission 4 (SM4) for the telescope. The Exploratorium Webcast team will bring you live Webcasts as we follow SM4, whose goals include installing new, cutting-edge scientific instruments, as well as replacing gyroscopes, batteries, and other equipment.

4 - EXPLORATORIUM TEACHER INSTITUTE SCIENCE TEACHING TIPS
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ti/podcasts/index.php
Teacher Institute Teaching Tips is a podcast for science teachers, by science teachers. In each five-minute episode, we give you hands-on activities, science facts, science history, pedagogy tips for new teachers, or other ideas for your science classroom.

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