Russell Independent School in Kentucky is going to the STLP State Final with their ExoLab and CanSat

Russell Independent School in Kentucky is going to the STLP State Final with their ExoLab and CanSat

On December 7th, 2017, Missy Murray at the Russell Independent School in Russell, Kentucky led 2 teams, ExoLab and CanSat, to STLP Regional, STLP Kentucky – Empowering Learning Since 1994. Guess what? “Just wanted to let you know our great news….both of our STLP groups – ExoLab and CanSat – have moved on to compete at the State Level on March 29 with their projects!  Lots of super positive comments about their projects yesterday, lots of…

LODI UNIFIED STUDENTS PARTNER WITH INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

LODI UNIFIED STUDENTS PARTNER WITH INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION

Watch the video here from the original post on ABC10.com This science experiment is out of this world – literally! Lodi USD students are comparing the growth of a plant in their classroom to the growth of the same kind of plant – on the International Space Station. Author:Becca Habegger Published:11:34 PM PST December 1, 2017 It’s a science project that’s out of this world. Hundreds of Lodi Unified School District students are working with…

Lodi News: Plant experiment connects Lodi students, space station

Lodi News: Plant experiment connects Lodi students, space station

This is link to the LodiNews.com article Posted: Saturday, November 18, 2017 3:00 pm By John Bays/News-Sentinel Staff Writer Students from Lodi Unified School District began working with the International Space Station on an experiment known as ExoLab for the second year in a row last week, according to LUSD Science Coach Charalee Cunningham. “What we’re hoping is that the students can study the effects of microgravity on plant growth,” Cunningham said. The students will grow…

ExoLab 2: Journey to the International Space Station

ExoLab 2: Journey to the International Space Station

On 11/7/2017: ExoLab was turned over to NASA on T-4 days. Sunday, 11/12/2017: ExoLab was launched into orbit (after a one day delay) aboard a Cygnus Spacecraft. Powered by an Antares rocket, it reached speeds of more than 27,000 kph to begin to synchronize its orbit with the International Space Station. Tuesday, 11/14/2017: About 36 hours after launch, Cygnus is grappled by Canadarm2, a robotic arm controlled by the astronauts. Early Wednesday 11/15/2017, Astronaut Joseph…

Preparing for the National Jamboree with CanSat

Preparing for the National Jamboree with CanSat

We spent a day preparing 13 Venture Scouts and Boy Scouts on June 2. These bright and adventurous young scouts will be introducing the functionalities of the CanSat to 40,000 other scouts at the 2017 National Jamboree held at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia in July. They learned how CanSat is the perfect tool for capturing data, investigating phenomena and analyzing data while outdoors. This group will be constructing their CanSat payload for a high…

CanSat and ExoLab were part of the NASA presentation at Clyde Arbuckle Elementary in San Jose

CanSat and ExoLab were part of the NASA presentation at Clyde Arbuckle Elementary in San Jose

Big thanks to Andres Martinez for inviting us, Magnitude.io, to be part of the “An Evening with NASA” at Clyde Arbuckle Elementary in San Jose. We had a great time introducing our CanSat and ExoLab to some younger students. We got the students reading live data and doing some math, figuring out how high the balloon is by measuring the barometric pressure. They all got it and their parents were so proud. Superintendent Hilaria Bauer of Alum Rock…

Why young women shouldn’t be afraid to go into STEM!

Women in STEM • My experience in the CanSat Program. Hear from these young women, Darby McCauley and Sol Moisen Ortega, in Lodi High School and Tokey High School what they think about going into the STEM fields. You will be surprised by the amount of support you will get from your school and your classmates.

A Day of Data Science at Wilhelmina Henry Elementary in Stockton

A Day of Data Science at Wilhelmina Henry Elementary in Stockton

Analyzing the data captured by the CanSat during the balloon launch is the most important part of the lesson and activity. Today we spent some time with the students at Wilhelmina Henry Elementary School in Stockton looking at the data and how a lot of answers could be in the raw videos. Creating charts to help you see the data easier. Plotting the flight on Google Earth to see the scale of the entire journey….

ExoLab: Plant growth on International Space Station

ExoLab: Plant growth on International Space Station

We are excited to announce that we are now accepting limited reservations for the 2017 ExoLab program aboard the ISS. The first experiment is a plant biology investigation with Arabidopsis thaliana, a mustard plant used in many science investigations with a genome that is fully mapped. Designed with curriculum for 6th – 12th grade based on the new Next Generation Science Standards, students will grow their own A. thaliana in a specialized classroom growth chamber…