Ripper's Chatter

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

Ripper's Chatter

Entries Tagged as 'Space Camp'

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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Another Day… Another Challenge

July 12th, 2013 · No Comments · Advanced Space Academy, Space Camp, STEM, Teacher Ideas, Teacher Workshop

That’s what I labeled this day at Advanced Space Academy(I’ve been putting Camp, someone corrected me recently its Academy) for Educators.  I know I used that title already but it just seems like we were given some great challenges throughout the week. Similar to day two when we did the scuba diving activity, we had […]

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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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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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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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NC Catholic Conference…. Greensboro

October 7th, 2012 · No Comments · Discovery, Honeywell, NASA, NASA explorers school, Space Camp, STEM, Web 2.0 Tool

After talking Angie Melcher into doing the conference with me I came to realize there was a lot of information we needed to get together. Well we did and what a team we made.  I think we were well received and had tons of information for those that attended. We started off by introducing the […]

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First Week is in the Books!

September 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · Honeywell, NASA, Space Camp

And it was great! Well I think it was great and I’m hoping the students had fun too. The first two days were filled with course outlines and lab safety. After, I had students randomly choose index cards labeled with different groupings. I did this last year and talked about it in a prior post, […]

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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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