Volume: 06, Issue: 09 09/10/2008 
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Most Black Holes Might Come in Only Small and Large
Cassini Images Ring Arcs Among Saturn’s Moons
Spiky Probe on NASA Mars Lander Raises Vapor Quandary
2008 Atlantic Hurricane Season Kicking Into High Gear

Resources Available to Educators

Check out these opportunities to receive a grant from the Air Force Association, win an award for participating in World Space Week, and receive a free preview of Space Explorers' programs.

Air Force Association

The Air Force Association is again accepting grant applications for up to $250 from teachers through November 14, 2008. The Educator Grant program is designed to promote aerospace education activities in classrooms from kindergarten through twelfth grades. The program encourages development of innovative aerospace activities within the prescribed curriculum. The program also encourages establishing an active relationship between the school and the local Air Force Association organization.

For more information, please visit the following website:

World Space Week Award

To encourage teachers and students to participate in World Space Week, sponsors will provide $500 teacher grants for the most creative use of space in the classroom during World Space Week 2008. World Space Week is celebrated October 4-10 each year.

For more information, please visit the following website:

Website Open House

During the week of September 15-21, Space Explorers’ website will be available at no cost to all interested teachers. Students can take a virtual field trip to Mars, the Moon, asteroids, or suborbital space, drive a Mars Rover across a three dimensional Martian terrain, and visit Space Library®, a comprehensive online encyclopedia, for free. Teachers will also have access to lesson plans and corresponding power points about various science topics including: Kepler's Laws, magnetism, gravity, and rocketry. Video tools are also available on the website.Please email cheryl@space-explorers.com to request a temporary username and password to login into www.space-explorers.com next week.

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