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    NASA Explorer Schools (NES)

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    NASA Explorer Schools (NES)

  • NASA Explorer School students on plane

    NASA Explorer Schools (NES)

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    NASA Explorer Schools (NES)

  • NASA Explorer School students

    NASA Explorer Schools (NES)

  • NASA Explorer School students

    NASA Explorer Schools (NES)

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Opportunity is currently available only to existing NASA Explorer School participant teachers and accompanying team members.

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Overview

The NASA Explorer Schools Project is NASA's classroom-based gateway for middle and high school students, (grades 4-12), that provide authentic learning experiences designed around NASA's unique missions while promoting student engagement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics based on NASA's resources.

The NES project has partnered with NASA's Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program (RGEFP) to create a unique flight week opportunity for teachers. The RGEFP will provide selected teacher teams with classroom experiment modules to create with their students. Teachers will develop these experiments, hypothesize results, collect data, analyze results and test student comprehension over a four to six month period. Teachers will then participate in flight week activities and report back results to their students. Flight program activities include distance learning sessions, video conferencing and post flight presentations.

Eligibility

  • U.S. Citizen
  • All FLYERS MUST be 18 PRIOR to arrival in Houston
  • All applicants must be current, full-time classroom teachers in Grades K-12. At least one member of each team must be a current NASA Explorer School participant teacher

Current Participants

NASA Explorer School Projects
2013 Institution
Corpus Christi Catholic School, Chambersburg, PA
Fairport High School, Fairport, NY
Forest Lake Elementary Technology Magnet, Columbia, SC
Franke Park Elementary School, Fort Wayne, IN
Mountview Road School, Morris Plains, NJ
Woodrow Wilson Middle School, Glendale, CA