Volume: 05, Issue: 03 09/27/2006 
New Horizons launch. Image credit: NASA.
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Scientists study Stardust. Image credit: NASA.
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Stardust comet. Image credit: NASA.
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Other Articles in This Issue:
NASA Mars Spacecraft Gear Up for Extra Work
NASA Welcomes Space Shuttle Crew Back to Earth
NASA Study Tracks Global Sources, Transport of Air Pollution
Ground-Piercing Radar on NASA Mars Orbiter Ready for Work

Fall Courses and Seminars

American Museum of Natural History's Fall Seminars on Science
Deepen your knowledge of the life, Earth, and physical sciences with these online graduate science courses. Each six-week course immerses the learner in a collaborative investigation of a current topic within one of the life, Earth, or physical sciences. Fall Semester 2 will take place October 30–December 10.

For more information, please visit the following website:

Try Science Online Graduate Courses
Registration begins today for Try Science, a three-credit course that introduces the principles of inquiry-based science to elementary and middle school educators. Developed in collaboration with TERC and with funding from the U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, Try Science is the first of the online science classes that form the core of a M.Ed. in Science Education at Lesley University.

For more information, please visit the following website:

National Teachers Enhancement Network's Fall Online Graduate Courses
The National Teachers Enhancement Network (NTEN) offers online courses, designed specifically for practicing teachers, in biology, chemistry, education, health and human development, land resources and environmental science, math, microbiology, and physics.

For more information, please visit the following website:

PBS TeacherLine's Professional Development Courses
PBS TeacherLine offers research-based online courses in math, science, reading, and technology integration that focus on teaching strategies that you can use in the classroom. TeacherLine provides a comprehensive solution to teacher professional development through facilitated courses, a supportive learning environment, and exemplary resources. In the class titled Fostering Cooperative Learning, Inquiry, and Critical Thinking in Elementary Science (Grades 1-4), for example, participants create lessons and activities that incorporate collaboration, inquiry, and critical thinking while addressing national science standards.

For more information, please visit the following website:

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