Astrobits Newsletter

2013-2014

For further details about information provided in Astrobits,
call Dr. Stephanie Wright at (302) 454-2432.
Earth and Space Science Technology Education/Delaware Aerospace Center
swright@udel.edu or our website: www.dasef.org

DASEF’s Environmental Outpost Programs:
Schedule Student Visits Now

Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation (DASEF) - Astrobits - Education, K-12 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

The Outpost is located on 140 Dinosaur Drive, Smyrna, Delaware 19977, just two minutes from Exit 114 on DE Route 1. Many of the Pre-School - eighth grade programs are aligned with the Delaware State Science Standards, which makes them perfect for public school students. To schedule a visit, call The Outpost at (302) 659-5003 or email Scheduling Coordinator Lynne Bloom at dasef.outpost@verizon.net.

Customized programs On Site or at Your School for all grades are possible upon request.

Check the calendar for Saturday programs, Eyes on the Skies Astronomy Programs and Family Days. Birthday parties may be scheduled as well.

School Outreach Science Programs:

Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation (DASEF) - Earth Systems

STARLAB Planetarium Students will spend 40 minutes in our inflatable planetarium, learning about the stars and constellations, as the night sky is projected above them. Lesson emphasis is on the circumpolar constellations and those currently visible in the night sky, the myths behind the constellations, and how students can find them from their own backyard. The STARLAB requires a large space for set up, such as an auditorium, gymnasium, or empty classroom. One class of approximately 25 students can be accommodated in the STARLAB at a time. The classes in your school or grade level can be scheduled throughout the day or over a series of days. Appropriate for Kindergarten through eighth grade. The fee is $5 per student. A minimum of 40 students is required.

Earth Walk:

Delaware AeroSpace Education Foundation (DASEF) - Earth Walk

Students will spend 40 minutes with our Earth Walk, a 16' X 20' high resolution satellite image floor map of the continental United States. True life colors of mountain ranges, rivers, ocean coastlines, watersheds, and the other geographic features of our country, as well as superimposed state boundaries are featured. First, students see a Power Point slide presentation showing Earth’s natural systems and land and water forms; then they work in cooperative groups to locate and label examples of the geographic features on the Earth Walk map. The Earth Walk requires a large space for set up, such as an auditorium, gymnasium, or empty classroom. One class of approximately 25 students can be accommodated at a time. The classes in your school or grade level can be scheduled throughout the day or over a series of days. Appropriate for fourth through eighth grades. The fee is $5 per student. A minimum of 40 students is required.

DASEF's NEW Planet Earth Outreach ProgramDelaware AeroSpace Education Foundation (DASEF) - Astrobits

The 22’, Earth Balloon® utilizes state of the art satellite imagery and is constructed out of Durable satin polyester. The Earth Balloon® easily accommodates a class of 30 students. More information in January.