Monday, January 12, 2009

The Federation of Gallery Explorers

Here's one for the science teachers. The Federation of Galaxy Explorers seeks to inspire and educate kids in space related science and engineering. Galaxy Explorers was created to prepare children for the future; a future that advances a space faring civilization. Kids in Galaxy Explorers attend after-school (or evening) monthly "Mission Team" meetings and periodic field trips. Adult volunteers teach Galaxy Explorers with easy to understand and fun-to-do educational material to provide a hands-on understanding of space science, earth science, engineering, and rocketry.

Members have access to a number of free resources: space suits, meteorite collections, GPS units, science equipment, telescopes, rocketry equipment, etc. They also offer free tours and training (given by NASA and Air Force space professionals) to teachers and Mission Team Leaders.

Check out this nonprofit company's website for more information AND dozens of free lesson plans.

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