The primary purpose of our in-person workshop is to provide educators with an accessible, step-by-step program to introduce them to working with CubeSats in the classroom. With the training and resources from this course, educators will be able to work with their students to build flight-ready CubeSats and experiments that can be flown on multiple launch platforms.
This workshop will strengthen the understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies and careers through guided work in spaceflight experiments and engineering. It introduces 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.
During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to take part in the planning, launch, and retrieval of a High Altitude Balloon mission, which will carry a CubeSat up to an altitude as high as 110,000 ft.
Participants will also have the opportunity to go for a ride in a glider, to get exposure to the wonders of flight.
The workshop is delivered in-person but all participants will receive access to our online version as well, which is provided using Instructure’s Canvas learning platform. You will be able to see all parts of the workshop online and at your own pace. After the in-person workshop, you will have access to weekly office hours as well as direct email, video, and telephone support from Teachers in Space in order to ensure that you and your students have all the assistance you need to build a flight-ready CubeSat
Participants will receive certificates of completion for 12 hours of professional development credit. We can work with participants to ensure that these hours are aligned with their state’s certification requirements.
Course Registration Fee: $1600 (Free for New Mexico Teachers) – Payable by Credit Card or we can send an invoice directly to your school or district for payment through their purchase order system.
Join us the evening before for a Meet & Greet in Las Cruces, NM
Working with Arduino
Intro to Sensors
Challenger Center Mission
Real Time Clock
Data & Graphing
Balloon/Glider Data Analysis
Future CubeSat Builds
Standards Alignment – CubeSats in the Classroom