High school teachers from Jefferson County Public Schools and Trussville City Schools/Hewitt Trussville High School in Homewood, Alabama, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham have been selected by NASA and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) to fly an experiment in microgravity.
“This flight opportunity will allow high school teachers and students to propose, design, fabricate, and evaluate an experiment the teachers will fly in a reduced gravity environment. The overall experience will include scientific research, hands-on design and test operations aboard a modified Boeing 727 jetliner. Zero-Gravity Corporation of Las Vegas will conduct the flights the week of July 29 to August 7 in cooperation with the Reduced Gravity Office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston.”
“Teachers and students will share their experiences and research in a series of interactive Web seminars after the flight week. The seminars are held by NSTA and NASA’s Teaching From Space office and Reduced Gravity Flight Opportunities Program. Teaching From Space manages NASA’s Education Flight Projects, a national program for educators and students in kindergarten through 12th grade that facilitates and promotes learning opportunities using unique NASA content, facilities and flight platforms.”
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