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San Antonio students show off their work on WEX Foundation’s STEM day

Students in San Antonio worked in teams to construct their rovers and the balloon payload over multiple weekends, using the Magnitude.io CanSat to collect telemetry data and visualize them in real-time. Activities included the Lunar Caves remote vehicle, high-powered rocket, and high altitude balloon reaching about 100,000 ft. The WEX Foundation, LCATS provides a safe and engaging environment for these young learners to broaden their skills and curiosity. We need more of these ultimate STEM…

U.S. Department of Education launches national challenge to bring space missions to high school students

U.S. Department of Education launches national challenge to bring space missions to high school students

We’re proud to serve as a sponsor of CTE Mission: CubeSat, a national challenge from the U.S. Department of Education to build technical skills for careers in space and beyond. The Department invites high schools to bring space missions to students by designing and building CubeSat prototypes — in the classroom or at home. Investors predict that space will be the next trillion-dollar industry, and as missions in space continue to expand, so do the…

ExoLab in Hillsborough County, Florida

ExoLab in Hillsborough County, Florida

We, the Magnitude team, work hard every day to create the most extraordinary learning experience and connect students from around the world to run authentic research in Space together. It is already nice and encouraging to receive a Letter of Recommendation from teachers we work with. To Whom It May Concern, It is with great pleasure that I highly recommend the Magnitude.io ExoLab as a tool to enhance Science engagement in the classroom. I have…

Social Justice

Social Justice

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela  Madison Park High School, Boston, 23 June 1990 We have one planet with a civilization woven of interdepencies. This interconnectedness is needed now more than ever. As a country we’re shouting, but not listening. Hearing, but not speaking. Let us be clear: Black Lives Matter. Today we are reaffirming our commitment to equal and equitable education for everyone....
Tupperware, PONDS with NASA on Magnitude LIVE

Tupperware, PONDS with NASA on Magnitude LIVE

Wow, we all learned so much from David Kusuma, VP Research & Development of Tupperware Brands. Tupperware isn't just a company that makes plastic containers for storage. Tupperware is solving perishable food challenges through design, engineering, and science both here on Earth and in the extreme conditions of space. David shared the history, behind-the-scene stories, and challenges creating a product on the International Space Station with the education and research community, Magnitude LIVE, an online...
Fort Worth Academy is growing plants in Space

Fort Worth Academy is growing plants in Space

The original post is on Facebook > Fort Worth Academy • 4/17/2020 When your class experiment involves growing plants in outer space, does it really matter if you are meeting on campus? Not at all. The seventh and eighth grade classes, led by science teacher Lauren Parker, have been able to continue with their series of experiments on the International Space Station despite the closed campus. The experiments, known as ExoLab, explore how potential food...
Which team are you on for the Leguminaut Challenge?

Which team are you on for the Leguminaut Challenge?

We are staying positive in this difficult time and doing what we have control of, learning and educate together on what we should research on our next flight in Space. Today, March 27th, 2020, all the ExoLab pi and co-pi (Principal Investigators) presented why we should choose their legume in the next ExoLab-8 experiment on the International Space Station in October 2020 aboard the SpX-21. It was quite a fun, lively, energetic, creative, and competitive…

CanSat High Altitude Balloon Launch – USC: Project Payload

CanSat High Altitude Balloon Launch – USC: Project Payload

USC Viterbi School of Engineering, K12 STEM Center has a program called Project Payload. The focus of the program is for girls to experience engineering first hand. On January 25th 2020, we were brought in to facilitate the launch and recovery of their experimental payload aboard a High Altitude Balloon. Magnitude.io creates extraordinary experiences for learning both in the stratosphere as well as in earth orbit aboard the International Space Station to schools across the...
ExoLab at Hopewell Middle School in Atlanta

ExoLab at Hopewell Middle School in Atlanta

Steve Jones, Ambassador for NASA and STEM teacher at Hopewell Middle School in Atlanta, introduced the Magnitude.io ExoLab to his students. "My students are really enjoying this unique experience from Magnitude.io! Students are studying nitrogen fixing bacteria in the classroom and comparing them to the same experiment that is being run on the International Space Station. Thanks Michael Wilkinson and Fulton County Schools for this amazing opportunity! #Exolab6." Original post.
Begeisterte Schüler der DBS-Lich im Projekt ExoLab

Begeisterte Schüler der DBS-Lich im Projekt ExoLab

Students from Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Schule Lich school in Germany led by the teacher, Bernhard Krenig, are preparing for their ExoLab experiment investigating the effects of microgravity on plant growth. They are one of the first 6 schools in Germany running the ExoLab experiment. Check out their school commitment in STEAM learning for their next generation, Dietrich-Bonhoeffer-Schule Lich. We are learning together across continents.