Daily Archives: April 15, 2008

USGIF Scholarship Program – Deadline May 17, 2008

USGIF, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and developing a stronger community of interest, is reminding students that applications for the 2008 Scholarship Program must be postmarked by May 17 if being mailed. The deadline for all other submissions is Friday, May 30.

The Foundation annually awards scholarships totaling of more than $50,000, to undergraduate and graduate students, including doctoral candidates, studying fields relating to the geospatial tradecraft are encouraged to apply. USGIF also awards scholarships to exceptional high school seniors planning to enter a geospatial- or GIS-related program at the college or university level.

http://www.usgif.org/Education_Scholarships.aspx

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New Field Trip to the Moon Educational Materials Available

The Educational Materials section of NASA’s Web site offers classroom activities, educator guides, posters and other types of resources that are available for use in the classroom.

The following educational materials are designed to complement the Field Trip to the Moon DVD. This educational DVD consists of a three-minute Introduction, a 21-minute Feature Presentation and seven minutes of Extra Materials (includes “AstroViz: Our Moon” and moon trivia questions). The DVD, along with five supplementary toolbox kits, is available from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE. http://catalog.core.nasa.gov/core.nsf/item/010.5-03D

Field Trip to the Moon Educator’s Guide — Grades 5-8

After watching the Field Trip to the Moon DVD, students continue their lunar exploration with classroom activities that investigate the moon’s habitability and sustainable resources. These activities culminate with plans for the design and creation of a lunar station. The students are assigned to one of six teams, with four to six students in each team. The teams are each given one of six topics to investigate: ecosystem, geology, habitat, engineering, navigation or medical.
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/Field_Trip_to_the_Moon_Educator_Guide.html  

Field Trip to the Moon Companion Guide — Grades 5-8

Take a virtual journey to the moon with the Field Trip to the Moon DVD and use this guide to supplement the experience. The companion guide contains three classroom activities and explanations of the key concepts in the DVD. The activities are Observe the Moon, Investigate Craters, and Examine Human Exploration.
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/FTM_Companion_Guide.html

Field Trip to the Moon Informal Educator’s Guide — Informal Education

After watching the Field Trip to the Moon DVD, participants continue their lunar exploration with workshop activities that investigate the moon’s habitability and sustainable resources. These activities culminate with plans for the design and creation of a lunar station. Working in groups, each team receives one of six topics to investigate: ecosystem, geology, habitat, engineering, navigation or medical.
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/FTM_Informal_Educator_Guide.html

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