Thursday, June 14, 2012
A Gift From NASA
"What could this be?" I said to my coworker as I examined the package, noticing it cost $8.83 in postage (signifying, of course, that it must be important).
And it was!
Inside was a sweet note from Rachel at NASA stating that she found my request for Solar System materials on DonorsChoose and thought she'd send along some of NASA's space-related materials for my classroom. She also offered to send more because "we're here to help!".
I cannot wait to get to school tomorrow to show my first grade students the posters of Titan, Voyager, Saturn (Jewel of the Solar System) and Jupiter or the set of gorgeous lithographs depicting our Solar System in glorious color and detail.
Each lithograph contains information about the planets, moons, comets, meteors, asteroids, Kuiper Belt and Oort Cloud with Fast Facts and Significant Dates. The posters provide lessons and activities for children in grades 1-4 and grades 5-8.
She also sent along a CD of educational materials, bookmarks, postcards and a list of "Cool NASA Websites" such as...
Solar System Missions - Cassini to Saturn and Juno to Jupiter (Fantastic! Check it out)
NASA Science Web
Solar System Exploration Website
And many more.
A great big thank you to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Keep it coming!