December Science News

Sheldon ISD

I hope you enjoy time off with your family and friends over the break. Thank you for all the dedication and hard work you do everyday to make sure our students have the best education. Please rest over the break and I will see you in January.

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Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI)

The LPI Earth and Space Science News is available on-line at

On this website, educators can do the following:

  • Link to a meteor shower, winter solstice, and the Dawn mission’s arrival at Ceres in the Calendar.
  • Learn about NASA webinars at Workshops and Courses.
  • Learn about the Humans in Space Art Video Challenge, a free presentation at LPI about the movie “The Core,” and more in Events.
  • Apply for a teacher scholarship to raft the Grand Canyon, an award for excellence in Earth science teaching, and other awards under Grants and Awards.
  • Connect to the new LPI Education website, free GIS activities, NASA’s Extreme Weather quiz, and other resources in Resources.
  • Read about a disappearing and reappearing feature on Titan, possible “heavy metal” frost on Venus, and other news in Mission News and Science.

Discovery Education has changed

Check out the newly updated resources for your classroom.

Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Competition

The ExploraVision science competition encourages K-12 students to imagine what technology might be like in the future. The project deadline is January 30, 2015. Additional information is available at

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NASA Field Trip

Eduardo Guevara and Angela Rosales take students to visit NASA.

NASA’s Space Place Website

NASA’s Space Place website provides current information about galaxies and other space related topics. Additional information is available at