"The programs at SpacePort are about so much more than the stars. They provide a teaching environment that is fun, safe and encompasses a host of lessons about scientific balloons, rockets, and all things space. I was pleasantly surprised how complete their programs really are and will continue to involve my students in their programs throughout the school year. I'm confident the knowledge my students gained by participating in their activities will help them excel in future space lessons and programs. Thanks for the wonderful experience!"~~Michelle Nelson, Quest Science, Central Middle School, Columbus Indiana.
The BalloonSat Program was an excellent source for the students to learn about scientific experimenting; as well as, hands-on activities and experiencing a near-space encounter. It was set up well and professionally led so that students were able to understand some difficult terms and concepts. They really enjoyed the launch and being able to track the balloon. I would recommend this program to anyone! Karla Willis, Educator Kennard Elementary School C.A..Beard Community Schools
"It was Awesome!" Amanda Magee, Carthage Elementary
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CLICK ON THE SPACE DAY TAB FOR SPACE DAY 2014 INFO! THE PLANNING BEGINS FOR SOME GREAT ACTIVITIES.
SpaceLab™ @ Conner Prairie will have all new program in 2014. NASA & Spaceport Indiana will present a new design challenge called "Exploration Design Challenge" and will task students to design solutions to space travel and the problems associated with radiation. In each SpaceLab™ session, attending students will plan, design solutions and test their designs. Once completed their names will be added to the flight roster. Their name will be flown on the maiden voyage of NASA's Orion space capsule. Each student receives a certificate verifying that their name being flown on the maiden voyage.
Those wishing to get their Ham radio license can find information and classes here to accomplish that goal. Anyone can join the group and attend the monthly meetings. For more information email us at email@example.com.
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What jobs would today's middle school students fill in a future workforce? There are plenty. As you might guess, there are a host of new career choices that look nothing like the careers that Generation X had to choose from. The "Digital Generation" as they're known today will have different jobs and will need new curriculum to support them. As we debate school funding and class offerings, consider the list of new jobs that will fill the global economy. Click HERE to view and download the 20 newest science based careers we've identified.
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