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Student-driven ExoLab-8 experiment launching on NG-15

Student-driven ExoLab-8 experiment launching on NG-15

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Taking distance learning to the International Space Station Orbital Classroom along with an Astro_moji Teacher (BERKELEY, California) ‒ Magnitude.io CEO Ted Tagami announced today that its student-driven ExoLab-8 plant experiment will launch to the International Space Station (ISS) no earlier than February 20 as part of the NG-15 Cargo Resupply Mission from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. With the shift to distance learning as a result of the pandemic, Magnitude.io expanded…

Distance Learning with Bitmoji Classrooms

Distance Learning with Bitmoji Classrooms

        Guest post by ExoLab-8 Astro_moji Mission Specialist Lisa Turney Students didn’t expect to see me as a cartoon character in a digital classroom. Yet with Bitmoji classroom, this technology tool has brought tremendous engagement despite a challenging year in education. While schools were shut down during the last part of the school year, I actually thrived on distance learning. Since I love bringing technology into the classroom, I began soaking up…

Kansas Teacher selected as the ExoLab-8 Astro_moji Mission Specialist

Kansas Teacher selected as the ExoLab-8 Astro_moji Mission Specialist

**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** December 16, 2020 Linwood Elementary Teacher Lisa Turney will have her Bitmoji avatar launch to the International Space Station  (BERKELEY, California) – Magnitude.io CEO Ted Tagami announced today that Linwood Elementary Technology Teacher Lisa Turney from Linwood, Kansas will have her Bitmoji launch to the International Space Station with the ExoLab-8 mission. Tagami remarked, “Lisa Turney will serve as the ExoLab-8 Astro_moji Mission Specialist leading an extraordinary virtual field trip experience and…

Curiosity thrives in diverse kindergarten classrooms thanks to 3M Foundation grant

Curiosity thrives in diverse kindergarten classrooms thanks to 3M Foundation grant

Seventy students at Freeport and Polk Elementary in Freeport and Clute Texas are starting their space biology careers early ‒ in kindergarten. Brimming with questions and curiosity, they will be investigating how plants grow in space through the ExoLab-8 mission. Five Brazosport ISD teachers will be guiding these young minds during the mission to investigate how microgravity affects plants, thanks to the generosity of the 3M plant in Angleton, which selected this STEM project to…

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…

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…

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.