Ripper's Chatter

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

Ripper's Chatter

Entries Tagged as 'NASA'

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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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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What title…2nd Day or Overcoming Fears

July 9th, 2013 · No Comments · NASA, Project, Space Camp, STEM, Teacher Ideas, Teacher Workshop

Title really says it all. What the heck should I title this entry? 2nd Day? Umm sounds a bit dry, but it works for now. 2nd Day of what? Advanced Space Camp for Educators.  Totally the best day I have had since my last visit to Space Camp. Sunday was our scuba day, and what […]

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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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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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