For example, the Sun
Song (hear the MP3
version) describes the workings of the sun and its chromosphere.
They provide background
info on the sun and a lesson
They recently released a "new 13-song
AstroCappella 2.0 CD/CD-ROM, including all our songs, plus
lesson plans, new activities, games, quizzes, music videos,
The songs and materials will appeal for science
classes in the K-12 range and "were created through a
partnership of scientists and educators, and are teacher-
Note: For other educational and fun space
music for kids, see the newly revised Space
Music for Young People section.
Education , Space
Begin Mars Picture Taking Odyssey
Mars Odyssey spacecraft recently reached operational status
and has begun releasing daily
images of the Mars surface.
Some of the images will have been taken by
students in grades 5 through 12,and college undergraduates
who choose for themselves what part of Mars to view.
Student Imaging Project, discussed
November, is an outreach project of JPL and of
the group at the Arizona State University that built and now
operates the Mars
Odyssey THEMIS (Thermal Emission Imaging System) camera.
Student teams send in proposals and the winners
will come to ASU to carry out the observation project or do
it via the internet depending on the particular "mission"
plan chosen. A curriculum
package and other resources are available for teachers who
want to get their students involved.
Education , SpaceCamping
Ride Encourages Girls in Science, Math & Engineering
Sally Ride, the first female
American astronaut, has launched Imaginary
Lines, which aims to encourage the interest of young
girls in science and engineering. The group now offers several
programs that attempt to involve girls in activities related
to science, math and technology.
Ride Science Club invites upper elementary and middle
school girls in the US who share a common interest in science,
math and technology to interact and collaborate on projects.
Activities include meetings with women astronauts and other
The club organizes Sally
Ride Science Festivals that feature games, contests, workshops
and other fun science-oriented activities in a one day fair
with hundreds of girls.
Ride Space Camp offers a special
parent and daughter weekend program designed for girls between
7 and 11 years of age at the Space
Camp in Huntsville, Alabama. The program means to "instill
self-confidence and self-reliance in young girls. This is
accomplished by exposing them to both traditional and non-traditional
fields of work and supporting their interests in math and
Ride Aims to Launch American Girls on to High-Tech Careers
- Space.com - Mar.15.02
Ride leads Space Camp for girls - Florida Today - Mar.21.02