South African students are joining the ExoLab experiment on the International Space Station

South African students are joining the ExoLab experiment on the International Space Station

Trisha Crookes, CEO of I-Innovative, had the kick-off presentation of Magnitude.io ExoLab in South Africa. On behalf of all the US students and educators in the program, we are excited and welcome the students of Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science & Technology and Claremont High School in Cape Town joining us in April 2018 on investigating the effect of microgravity on living things. We are looking forward to discovering life in Space together with students on the other…

ExoLab time-lapse videos

ExoLab time-lapse videos

Check out the time-lapse ExoLab videos in some of the schools running the ExoLab experiment on ISS. John Muir Middle School in Lodi District School District   Lathrop High School In Manteca Unified School District   Hoover Middle School in Stockton School District

High Altitude Balloon at the Boy Scouts National Jamboree

High Altitude Balloon at the Boy Scouts National Jamboree

On July 25th, 2017, team Magnitude.io had an incredible experience launching a high altitude balloon at the National Boy Scouts Jamboree. The Mt. Diablo Silverado Venture Scouts began learning how to capture atmospheric conditions with the sensors on the CanSat a few months before the event through a series of lectures and engineering challenges. This included weather modeling, flight path predictions, and arranging for FAA flight approval by filing a Notice to Airmen. Everyone in the…

Learning and Assembling CanSat at Brock Elliott Middle School in Manteca Unified School District

Learning and Assembling CanSat at Brock Elliott Middle School in Manteca Unified School District

  Today I stopped at Brock Elliott Middle School in Manteca Unified School District to lend tech support. It was awesome to see Tim Dotterer’s class was totally engaged. They demonstrated teamwork and offered each other help on soldering and de-soldering. Their school district-wide Rocket Launch Day is in mid-March, they need to have their CanSats ready. These students are going to insert their CanSats into a high-powered rocket, capturing data on the velocity of the…

STEM Scholarships from PG&E

STEM Scholarships from PG&E

We have learned about this offer from Livermore School District. PGE has is offering more than 200 scholarships available in 2018. These STEM-focused or Employee Resource Group-sponsored scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000. Applicants for ALL of the scholarships listed below must: Be a high school senior or graduate, have received GED certification or be a postsecondary undergraduate student. Veterans and adults returning to school are encouraged to apply Primary residence is a PG&E customer in California…

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…