Ripper's Chatter

D. Ripollone is a STAR member of the Discovery Educator Network

Ripper's Chatter

Entries Tagged as 'Labs'

Two Full Weeks in the Bag….NASA MiniGrant

September 22nd, 2013 · No Comments · Assessments, Environment, Flipping the Classroom, Labs, Modeling/Whiteboarding, NASA explorers school, Project, Teacher Ideas

Title says it all, we finally finished two full weeks. And wow, it has been flying by. Every time I look up at the clock at school, the day is almost over and I can never cover everything I want to cover. Oh well! Let’s see where should I start first…Oh well we had our […]

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Lab and Dig Site

July 23rd, 2013 · No Comments · Article, Discovery, Labs, Project, Siemens STEM Academy, Teacher Ideas, Teacher Workshop

On Friday we ended up in the lab for the whole day. Here we worked with Eirik Krogstad and Ian. The work started with us drying our samples in an oven for an hour. While that was taking place we measured out a recipe of flux and oxidizer (flux material was made of Lithium Borates […]

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Research Experience Begins

July 18th, 2013 · No Comments · Labs, Siemens STEM Academy, STEM

Before I even begin these posts, a brief introduction into the the experience would be helpful for some people. The program is supported by Siemens, Discovery, DOE and others. Two experiences took place one at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the other at Pacific Northwest Laboratory. Both at different times Oak Ridge in June and […]

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And so it Ends..

July 13th, 2013 · No Comments · Advanced Space Academy, Labs, NASA, Project, Space Camp, STEM, Teacher Ideas

Before I even get to the last day I need to talk about the Marshall Space Flight Center Tour. We did this on the second day. Things have gone very quick, and I tried to keep the entries short. But this tour was pretty cool and thought people might like to see pictures. We got […]

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And so it Ends…Last Day of Langley

July 1st, 2013 · No Comments · Labs, NASA, NASA explorers school, STEM, Teacher Ideas, Uncategorized

By the time we had reached Thursday, the group had agreed that we had obtained tons of information for the classroom. Our final day was no different. At the beginning of the day we took a tour of the Hangar on base. Any aircraft used in research were housed here.   Once we completed this […]

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Day Two: Wind, Lasers and all sorts of “stuff”

June 30th, 2013 · No Comments · Labs, NASA, NASA explorers school, Project, STEM, Teacher Ideas

  On the second day of our experience we were treated to a variety of  projects. Our day started out with an introduction to IRVE. The project has progressed in stages. Currently they are working on IRVE-4. IRVE-3 was launched in 2012 and a success. The whole experiment was based on an inflatable heat shield. […]

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LASERS and NASA: NES Experience Day One

June 29th, 2013 · No Comments · Labs, NASA, NASA explorers school, Project, STEM, Teacher Ideas

  First day of our summer NES experience was a day of introductions. We met our lead person at Langley Research Center. Byron Meadows, an engineer turned project leader. He was awesome and discussed different components of a project he was working on for NASA. Project ACENDS (ASCENDS : Active Sensing of CO2 Emissions over […]

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Summer is Here

June 1st, 2013 · No Comments · Discovery, Honeywell, Labs, NASA, NASA explorers school, Space Camp, STEM, Teacher Ideas, Teacher Workshop

So I think every teacher thinks about what they will do over the summer. Of course part of it is catching up on sleep. And of course some of us think about what we can work on for next year. Well I think I try to do both, however this summer is a bit different. […]

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NSTA National Conference- Summarized

April 16th, 2013 · No Comments · Labs, NASA, NSTA, STEM, Teacher Ideas, Teacher Workshop

To begin with, my blog entries are definitely running a bit behind I have a ton of information to post from various activities and lessons I completed in the past month. However, I am going to focus on my attendance at the National NSTA conference in San Antonio. This was my first science teacher’s conference. […]

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NES Student Challenge: Inspired Science

March 26th, 2013 · No Comments · Labs, NASA, NASA explorers school, Project

Well we just got the results back. The kids did not get picked for the winning entry. But it was well worth the effort for them and me.  Actually it has encouraged the students to investigate their topic a bit more. I enjoyed watching them get excited (even high school students can get excited once […]

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