Participants will be able to…
assemble an Arduino microcontroller and sensors.
program an Arduino and collect data from the sensors.
assemble a CubeSat frame with an Arduino microcontroller.
integrate CubeSats onto a balloon launch platform.
launch, communicate with, and recover a balloon mission.
communicate with CubeSats on suborbital and orbital missions.
collect, present, and disseminate data collected from CubeSat missions.
The primary purpose of this program is to provide teachers with real spaceflight activities and equipment they can use in their classrooms. With the training and resources from these workshops, teachers will be able to work with their students to build flight-ready CubeSats and experiments that can be flown on multiple launch platforms. This is the next step in our Classroom Flight Experiments program, which began in 2012 with a NASA funded week-long workshop at NASA Ames for 30 educators.
Pricing: $500 for in-state teachers, $1700 for out-of-state teachers
Additional costs for travel & lodging.
This program strengthens the understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies and careers through guided work in spaceflight experiments and engineering. It also provides direct and virtual experiences with professionals working at space industry companies and NASA
It introduces affordable, easy-to-use flight experiment equipment and flight opportunities to educators across the US. Through the program, we enable communities of learners to participate in authentic, hands-on exploration in STEM tied to actual spaceflight missions.
This program teaches engineering concepts of project development phases, milestones, deliverables, and quality gates within the context of flight opportunities. It also involves participants in authentic iterative engineering.
It enables participants to engage their students by preparing experiments for flights. Successful completion of required deliverables for the program will result in flights for the top 25% of experiments developed by participants with their students.