Thursday, August 28, 2008

Classroom Resources from NASA and Peace Corps

Space-Flown Basil Seeds
Still Available for Lunar Plant Growth Chamber Design ChallengeThe NASA Engineering Design Challenge: Lunar Plant Growth Chamber has positively impacted educators and students nationally. Currently over 1,000,000 students are involved! Plenty of space-flown seeds are still available. To register for the Challenge and receive seeds, visit at http://www.nasa.gov/education/plantchallenge. Visit the Web site frequently to find new feature stories about schools participating in the Challenge.

World Wise Schools Supports Geography and Global Issues
The World Wise Schools program offers free cross-cultural educational resources online including podcasts, videos, stories, slide shows, and electronic newsletters. Each resource reflects Peace Corps Volunteer experiences overseas and builds in U.S. children a greater understanding of the world around them. Educational materials produced by the program promote cross-cultural understanding, awareness of global issues, and the ethic of community service. They include writings by Peace Corps Volunteers and returned Peace Corps Volunteers, online narrated slide shows, monthly podcasts, a monthly educational electronic newsletter, and award-winning Destination videos. These resources may be found at http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws.

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