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 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…

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.

CanSat at Christa McAuliffe in Lodi

The balloon launch at Christa McAuliffe Middle School in Lodi Unified School District led by Samantha McCoy was a huge success. 500 students came out on the front lawn experiencing the event. Students were introduced how CanSat can measure the world around them.

CanSat PD at Sierra High in Manteca Unified School District

Steve Unterholzner, the Science teacher of Sierra High School, decided to run an experiment to see at what altitude the alcohol will freeze or boil due to the changes in temperature and pressure. The 2nd year of CanSat Professional Development for Manteca Unified School District was joined by Kim Merrill, Kristen Messer, Hortencia Garcia, Robert Choate, Tim Dotterer, Troy Merrill, Kevin Kahler, Sherri Ries-Knight, Mahion Lott, and James Wright. The payload landed on top of…

Rachael Navarrete brings CanSat to Stockton

Rachael Navarrete brings CanSat to Stockton

Rachael Navarrete, the STEM Teacher of the Year of Stockton Unified School District, has completed her professional development of CanSat, a scientific tool mapped to Next Generation Science Standards. Rachael sees the wide range of learning application using CanSat in Earth Science, Physics, Computer and Data Science, 3D Design and more in her classroom. Her students at Wilhelmina Henry Elementary School will begin using CanSats in just a few weeks. We can’t wait to see…

Adrian Scott joins Magnitude.io

Adrian Scott joins Magnitude.io

We are pleased to announce our new addition to our team on building our education platform focused in NGSS and STEM. Adrian Scott is known as a pioneer of social media and has advised several tech companies, including Napster. He was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow, a Civil Air Patrol Cadet Colonel and participated heavily in Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth program while growing up. He has a Ph.D. in Math. Engaging…