October 4-10 is World Space Week and we hope that you will join us in celebrating the theme of: “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars”.
Attached is information about our upcoming astronomy webinars, some of STAO’s related resources which might be helpful in your classroom, and some links to space-related organizations with educational resources for teachers from grades K-12.
We hope you will find this helpful in planning for your Earth and Space Science units!
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