Through a variety of audiovisuals, Lower School students document their class experiences.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Cubes in Space Press Release - April 14, 2017

 All FIVE of the "Cubes in Space/NASA Club" science experiments were accepted! Here's CIS's press release:

     Cubes in Space™ is a program by idoodledu inc., in collaboration with NASA’s Langley Research Center, NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and Colorado Space Grant Consortium, offers global design competitions for students 11-18 years of age to develop STEAM-based experiments for launch into space.
Used in formal or informal learning environments, students and educators are exposed to engaging online content and activities in preparation for the design and development of an experiment to be integrated into a small cube. Throughout the experience, students develop key 21st century skills; communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
     Since 2014, Cubes in Space has flown nearly 400 experiments representing 1500 educators and over 20,000 students from 57 different countries. This year nearly 600 educators and thousands of students from 39 countries participated and proposed experiments for a space on a NASA sounding rocket or high-altitude scientific balloon mission.  A total of 160 experiments were selected and were designed by students from Australia, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Serbia, the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, the and the United States of America.

     The experiments will be launched via sounding rocket in late June 2017 from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia or by high-altitude scientific balloon in late summer 2017 from NASA’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Ft. Sumner, New Mexico.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cubes in Space/NASA Club Turns in Experiment Proposals

Now we just need to wait until April 6, 2017 to see if any of the four proposals are accepted for flight on a sound rocket (NASA's Langley Space Center) or edge-of-space balloon (NASA's Wallops Space Center)!