ROADS on Icy Worlds Mini-Mission
Students will spend the week completing a series of hands-on activities that mimic aspects of planning a rover mission to an icy world like Europa. The activities are a mix of science and engineering with lots of hands-on, student-led activities.
Grade Levels: 3-12
Suggested Length: 5 days
Instructor Stipend Range: $1,200 (1 instructor) -$2,400 (2 instructors)
Information and Training: Offered virtually via Zoom upon request to instructors who have applied.
James Webb Mini-Mission
Get students excited about the upcoming First Light Event of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) with hands-on NASA-themed activities.
Activity 1: Launch Code Quest
Students will complete a game that allows them to learn about the history of JWST, and what part of the electromagnetic spectrum it will use to study the universe and its main targets.
Activity 2: Telescope and Optics
Students will compare a Celestron FirstScope, Hubble, and the James Webb telescope and learn light refraction and magnification with lenses.
Activity 3: Build-Your-Own Telescope
Students will investigate the main elements of a space telescope and design their own with an iterative and collaborative approach.
Activity 4: Science Goals Scavenger Hunt
Students will use the World Wide Telescope to hunt down images of potential targets for the JWST to observe and make an 18-hexagon collage!
Grade Levels: 6-10
Suggested Length: 3 days
Instructor Stipend Range: $600 (1 instructor) -$800 (2 instructors)
Information Sessions: Offered virtually via Zoom upon request to instructors who have applied.
Instructor Training: Offered virtually via Zoom:
- Monday, June 27th, 2022 from 2 to 3 pm, PST (Register)
- Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 from 2 to 3 pm, PST (Register)
- Monday, July 11th, 2022 from 2 to 3 pm, PST (Register)
- Also offered on request to instructors who have applied below.
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