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Microgravity Outreach and EducationThe NASA Microgravity Research Program has been actively developing classroom activities and educator's guides since the flight of the First United States Microgravity Laboratory. In addition, various brochures, posters, and exhibit materials have been produced for outreach efforts to the general public and to researchers outside of the program. These efforts are led by the Microgravity Research Outreach/Education team at Marshall Space Flight Center, with classroom material support from the K-12 Educational Program of The National Center for Microgravity Research on Fluids and Combustion (NCMR), general outreach material development by the Microgravity Outreach office at Hampton University, and electronic/media access coordinated by Marshall. The broad concept of the NCMR program is to develop a unique set of microgravity-related educational products that enable effective outreach to the pre-college community by supplementing existing mathematics, science, and technology curricula. The current thrusts of the program include summer teacher and high school internships during which participants help develop educational materials and perform research with NCMR and NASA scientists; a teacher sabbatical program which allows a teacher to concentrate on a major educational product during a full school year; frequent educator workshops held at NASA and at regional and national teachers conferences; a nascent student drop tower experiment competition; presentations and demonstrations at events that also reach the general public; and the development of elementary science and middle school mathematics classroom products. An overview of existing classroom products will be provided, along with a list of pertinent World Wide Web URLs. Demonstrations of some hands on activities will show the audience how simple it can be to bring microgravity into the classroom.
Document ID
20010018272
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Rogers, Melissa J. B. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Rosenberg, Carla B. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH United States)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 2000
Publication Information
Publication: Nineteenth International Microgravity Measurements Group Meeting
Subject Category
Spacecraft Instrumentation and Astrionics
Report/Patent Number
Paper-5
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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