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Applications Open to Send a Bitmoji Teacher to Space

Teachers creating virtual classrooms for distance learning can now add the International Space Station to their slide decks with Bitmoji and the project-based ExoLab experience ** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ** BERKELEY, California (PRWEB) November 12, 2020 EdTech company Magnitude.io, Inc. announced today that its next mission to the International Space Station (ISS) will include a Bitmoji teacher as the central character connecting students in all educational settings to an experiment in microgravity for an exhilarating virtual…

Bitmoji in Space!

We are excited to announce a fun project that we did with Bitmoji and the ISS US National Laboratory for Teachers and Students. More poses will come out next week as will more details about how YOU might be able to get you Bitmoji into space on our next mission in February! Stay tuned…     ** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ** Toronto Canada For most teachers, the school year begins by creating an exciting and…

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…