4.14.2006

Fort Wayne Students Explore Planet Mars

Students from Brentwood Elementary and Memorial Park Middle School recently launched their own explorations of the red planet with the Challenger Learning Center in Brownsburg, Indiana. In this highly interactive and exciting program:

  • Students explored various challenges facing a mission of this distance.
  • Students increased their understanding of life in a microgravity environment.
  • Students toured major landmarks on the Martian surface.
  • Students understood how technology influences the course of history.

Teachers from both schools prepared their students for the interactive videoconference by reviewing the packet of materials sent to them in advance. They also talked with their students about expectations and learning goals for this special session.

ACELINK supported the project by helping with scheduling the event, coordinating technology support with Fort Wayne Community Schools, and providing funding for the program costs.

For information about other programs from the Challenger Center, see their website or contact schaufes@ipfw.edu.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"As the facilitator of the Destination ...Mars! program, I can sincerely
share that participating with your students was the highlight of my
week. They were eager to share, actively engaged and quite thoughtful
and knowledgeable about the subject matter. Speaking to/with eager
students makes our research and outreach efforts worthwhile.

Janet Krebs
Flight Director
Challenger Learning Center
725 'C' South Green St.
Brownsburg, IN 46112
317-852-1008