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

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Entries Tagged as 'School Events'

Lunar Egg Challenge…Final Drop- Part III

February 11th, 2013 · No Comments · Labs, NASA, Project, School Events, STEM

           The final day of the project finally came and the whole school knew we were doing our egg drop. We had a lot of visitors the day of the drop. Each class would drop their landers,   roll their rovers down a ramp, while measuring the distance the rover traveled. I think I forgot to […]

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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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Day 4: Last Day @ Langley

July 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Labs, NASA, NASA explorers school, School Events, Space Camp, Teacher Workshop

The last day at our summer experience was full of Globe information. Jessica Taylor presented the different protocols used with the program. She reviewed some of the students opportunities available, such as student symposium, video competition and other events for students to get involved in. The day was filled with  information on how to use […]

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Day 3 Weather Balloon and CALIPSO

July 26th, 2012 · No Comments · Labs, NASA, NASA explorers school, School Events, Teacher Workshop

  Guest speaker Dr. Travis Knepp started the day talking about data collection and analysis. His talk addressed the proper way to collect data and analyze it. One of his main points was to “keep it simple”. Don’t complicate your data collection, because you want the results to be precise. A good rule to follow […]

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Xbox and NASA?

July 21st, 2012 · No Comments · Labs, NASA, School Events, Space Camp, STEM, Teacher Workshop

Yep. It’s true, Xbox has partnered with NASA to bring a Mars Curiosity game to the Xbox Kinect platform.  The game simulates the “seven minutes” of terror, the landing. According to Jeff Norris of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the game shows what scientists will be going through on the night of August 5th when the […]

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NC Alternative Energy Resource for Teachers

February 8th, 2012 · No Comments · Environment, School Events

This is From http://alternativeenergyatunc.wordpress.com/ could be a future field trip? “This one of a kind project is currently being tested right here in NC! The new solar double cropping project in Pittsboro, NC is an experiment designed to show that you can have a solar photovoltaic system and grow sustainable crops that thrive in partial […]

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Mid Break

December 10th, 2011 · No Comments · School Events, Web 2.0 Tool

Break is coming fast and the holidays are upon us. We are finishing the semester next week. One of the highlights of the quarter was the Physics project we did. It was the Lead Physics Teacher’s  (Angie Mechler)  idea. Using the Photo Contest rules from American Physics Teachers website, students followed the directions and presented […]

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Beginning of September

September 5th, 2011 · No Comments · Modeling/Whiteboarding, School Events

August has come to a close and we have been in school three weeks. During that time we started our modeling in our Physics classes. When I write “our”, I mean myself and the lead physics teacher Angie Mechler. Yep I finally included your name in my blog.  The  modeling has been different in many […]

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First Day!

August 18th, 2011 · No Comments · School Events, Uncategorized

The first day of 2011-2012 is over and in the books! It went well, I think?  Especially since I  used a new idea for setting up lab groups in the classroom. Another teacher and myself used an idea posted on Frank Noschese’s Blog. So here is how it went,  we used some of the groupings […]

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Just a post

July 17th, 2011 · No Comments · School Events, Teacher Workshop

  As you can see I really can’t figure out what the title of this post should be.  I’ll start by saying that the UNC Exploring the Future of Electricity workshop was great. I came away with a ton of information on alternative energy sources, nuclear power and other topics. The second day was filled […]

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