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

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Entries Tagged as 'NASA explorers school'

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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Here we go….

August 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Advanced Space Camp, Discovery, NASA, NASA explorers school, Project, Space Camp, STEM, Teacher Workshop

Well two weeks to go and another year begins at my school. Changes have occurred throughout the school. Not bad changes. Just new changes. Mostly building changes which I know I’m excited about. New science rooms, office, lobby and media room. Yep definitely exciting this year.                 Other then the changes in the building we […]

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Advanced Space Camp Begins….

July 8th, 2013 · No Comments · Honeywell, NASA, NASA explorers school, NSTA, Project, Space Camp, STEM

7:15 am on Saturday I began my journey with other educators to complete one mission, finish Advance Space Camp and graduate. The experience has already been a treat as they say. We started the day by introducing ourselves and learning the background of our team members. A diverse group of people who are dedicated to […]

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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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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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Lunar Challenge…the Build- Part Two

February 10th, 2013 · No Comments · Labs, NASA, NASA explorers school, Project, STEM, Teacher Ideas

Okay here we go…students began to build their landers and rovers after brainstorming and sketching their ideas. After identifying the criteria and constraints, students went to step 3 and brainstormed possible solutions. Step 4 is where students began to design and sketch their projects. Once students selected their design, they then could build.  Some interesting […]

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Lunar Egg Challenge- Pre-Build Part One

February 9th, 2013 · No Comments · Honeywell, Labs, NASA, NASA explorers school, Project, School Events, Space Camp

“The Engineering Design Process is a series of steps engineers use to guide them in problem solving. Engineers must ask a question, imagine a solution, plan a design, create that model, experiment and test that model, then take time to improve the original – all steps that are crucial to mission success at NASA. What […]

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