Professional Development for K-12 Teachers

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 these workshops 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.

These workshops strengthen the understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies and careers through guided work in spaceflight experiments and engineering. They introduce affordable, easy-to-use flight experiment equipment and flight opportunities to educators across the US. Through our programs, we enable communities of learners to participate in authentic, hands-on exploration in STEM tied to actual spaceflight missions.

Attendees will be taught engineering concepts of project development phases, milestones, deliverables, and quality gates within the context of flight opportunities. They also involve participants in authentic iterative engineering.

We partner with state organizations to provide professional development credits/hours for all attendees.

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