I have two extremely passionate students that are very interested in working with fusion/nuclear processes. Do we have anyone within our community partners that can help out, counsel, or take these students under their wing for each student’s passion project.
- Dr. Clapp (STEM School Highlands Ranch)
Sure! No problem!
Janus Program Mechanical Lead, Deep Space Exploration
Janus is a pair of microsatellites traveling to two binary asteroid systems. This program is part of the new SIMPLEx class of missions funded by NASA and is a partnership between CU Boulder and Lockheed Martin Space.
SIMPLEx missions are basically rideshares on a much larger mission and are a unique overhead luggage-sized way to more quickly explore gaps in knowledge of our solar system. They come with their own unique challenges.
Typically, when I come to schools, I use my most recent missions to talk about ‘what’s new in space exploration’. Depending on the particular teacher/audience, I tailor to whatever your class happens to be learning: space, weather, engineering, materials science, space environments, physics, and spacecraft subsystems and build. I have taught from Kindergarten to High School including virtual Skype classrooms as far away as the state of Washington.
Eventually, with the small satellite tools that are available to universities, I would like to bring my deep space mission experience to a small satellite workshop that can be adapted to different classroom ages. My goal, coming from a rural school in Idaho, is to help students have a dream, face adversity, and to see that it can be achievable in real life.
The idea of this series is to start connecting teachers with industry partners who are willing to embark on projects with your students. These discussions are to introduce teachers with people at Lockheed Martin who are wanting to work with educators and introduce their students to the world of aerospace and engineering.
ECBOCE Distance Learning Coordinator
Overwhelmed in a Good Way
Sue Linch’s Virtual PLC resources for teachers:
The Life of a Solar Flare https://youtu.be/kyhsBqB2x_Y
SPIDER LIGHTENING https://www.nesdis.noaa.gov/GOES-R-Series-Satellites
AIRPLANES AVOID Lightening https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxHyIDBx4ds
GLM SEVERE STORMS APRIL 28-29, 2017 https://youtu.be/Uf9C-yr9iaA
SEVERE STORMS IN COLORADO https://youtu.be/mUGw-y4YpME
GLM OVERLAY DATA ON IRMA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3JLisAzstw
SMOKE FROM WESTERN FIRES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMRcJy87JQE
ECLIPSE SHADOW https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNPAvxJPCm0
SUVI X-class flare https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiwOXqZHehc
Harney off of coast (has ad)
The Life of Opportunity
How did we land Spirit and Opportunity
Seven Minutes of Terror – Landing Curiosity
Protecting Curiosity, The Mars Science Laboratory Aeroshell