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Boeing Educator Scholarship Fund

We are thrilled to announce the continuation of the Boeing Educator Scholarship Fund, which enables us to provide programming to Kindergarten through eighth-grade teachers who have not previously had an opportunity to participate in a program at the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis. Priority will be given to teachers at underserved schools.

At the core of the student program is the teacher training component. Prior to the student mission, teachers receive a one-day workshop, where they are given a curriculum, which includes standards-based activities and resources for the teachers to use with their students back in the classroom. In addition, as part of the one-day training, teachers have the opportunity to participate in the same simulated space mission as their students.

The school program includes the Voyage to Mars™, Rendezvous with a Comet™ or Return to the Moon™ simulated space mission for fifth through eighth-grade students and the Jr Astronauts program geared towards Kindergarten through fourth-grade students.

Limited funds are still available. Please call the Challenger Learning Center for more information.

2012-13 Boeing Educator Scholarship Fund application


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Gift Shop

If you would like to pre-order gift shop items, either for the entire class or for individual students, please download the attached file and fax or mail the form with payment two weeks prior to your student mission date(s).

Gift Shop Order Form

 

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Photo release form

We ask that all students come with a signed photo release form, which also has space for parents to sign up to receive more information about our programs.

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Correlations to Education Standards

All of our school programs are aligned with both Missouri and Illinois state education standards. View the links below for details:

Missouri

Rendezvous With a Comet

Show Me Standards

GLEs

Show Me Frameworks

Voyage to Mars

Show Me Standards

GLEs

Show Me Frameworks

Return to the Moon

GLEs Grades 9-11

Grade Level Expectations 5-8

Illinois

Rendezvous with a Comet Learning Standards

Return to the Moon Learning Standards

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Mission materials

To help prepare your students for their experience at the Challenger Learning Center we have provided some sample materials that your students will be using during their mission.

Crew Manifest

Things to remember when filling out the Crew Manifest:

  • Include students' first and last names
  • Fill out the manifest in the order that the lines are numbered
  • Use pen and write legibly
  • Bring 3 copies of the Crew Manifest with you on your mission day
  • Cross out any absent students
  • Refer to the curriculum guide to match students' strengths to their assigned job

Crew Manifest (Moon, Mars and Comet)

Crew Manifest (Jr. Astronauts)

 

Task Cards

The first are some sample of Task Cards, which the students will be using to guide them throughout the mission. We have also included a sample Data Log, which the students in Mission Control fill out using research found on their computer and data received from their counterpart working in the Spacecraft.

We encourage you to print these out and show them to your students so they know what they can expect during their mission.

Life Support sample Task Card-Mission Control

Life Support sample Task Card - Spacecraft

Data Log - sample

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General Space Websites

Space Place Website for Children
spaceplace.nasa.gov
Space Shuttle Mission Patches
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/shuttle_patches.html
NASA Mission Patches
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/mission_patches.html
Welcome to the Planets
http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/welcome/mars.htm
Aeronautics and Space Resource for Education
http://spacelink.nasa.gov/home.index.html
StarChild: A Learning Center for Young Astronomers
http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/StarChild.html
Space.com
http://www.space.com/
Introduction to the Nine Planets
http://seds.lpl.arizona.edu/nineplanets/nineplanets/intro.html

Space Image Library

http://www.okstate.edu/aesp/image.html

Working in Space - Tools and Suits Used by Astronauts

http://quest.arc.nasa.gov/space/teachers/suited/6work.html

Amazing Space
http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/
Lessons based on breaking Science@NASA reports
http://www.thursdaysclassroom.com/
The Space Educators' Handbook
http://er.jsc.nasa.gov/seh/
Mars Exploration: Teachers
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/classroom/teachers.html
Destination: Mars
http://teachspacescience.org/graphics/pdf/10000273.pdf
Space Day Website

http://www.spaceday.com/

Mars Activities
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/classroom/pdfs/MSIP-MarsActivities.pdf
NASA Educator Resource
www.nasa.gov
Jet Propulsion Laboratory Homepage
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/
NASA Museum Alliance
https://informal.jpl.nasa.gov/
The Solar System Ambassadors Program
http://www2.jpl.nasa.gov/ambassador/
Night Sky Network
http://nightsky.jpl.nasa.gov/
Space Calendar
http://www.yearinspace.com/the-week-in-space/
Sun/Earth Day
http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/2011/index.php
Space Weather Action Center
http://sunearthday.nasa.gov/swac/
Space Weather
http://spaceweather.com/
 
Tonight's Sky
http://hubblesite.org/explore_astronomy/tonights_sky/
 

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Voyage to Mars™-Related Websites

MarsNews.com
http://www.marsnews.com/
NASA's Mars Exploration Program
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/
Mars Introduction
http://www.solarviews.com/eng/mars.htm
Aeronautics and Space Resource for Education
http://spacelink.nasa.gov/home.index.html
Welcome to the Planets
http://pds.jpl.nasa.gov/planets/welcome/mars.htm
NSSDC Photo Gallery
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/photo_gallery/
Viking Project Information
http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary/viking.html
Athena Mars Exploration Rovers
http://athena.cornell.edu/home/index.shtml
          The Planetary Society
http://www.planetary.org/mars/
 
Mystery On Mars
http://www.headbone.com/derby/mystery/
The Space Place
http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/index.shtml
Field Trip to Mars
http://www.kidscosmos.org/field-trip-to-mars.html
           Mars for Kids
http://athena.cornell.edu/kids/index.html

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General Science Websites

YoungStLouis.com
http://www.youngsaintlouis.com/
Association of Energy Services Professionals
http://www.aesp.org/

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205 Brotherton Lane
St. Louis, MO 63135
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