Space Academy Day Three

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By day three I think my head is going to explode with all the information I can take back to the classroom. We started the day taking a team picture with our flight suits on. Can’t wait to see that. Then we started to do the Astronaut simulations, this is where the fun began. MAT was the first simulation, this was a chair that hung from the ceiling by springs and other equipment. It simulated walking on the moon. Take a look at the video:

After,  I was talked into doing the astronaut trainer that spins you around. It’s proper name is the Multi Axis Trainer. Wasn’t sure about this one, but I ended up doing it. Check out the video on this one.

During the day we completed our second mission, the Orion mission. This mission was a bit different and I ended up being in Mission Control for this mission. Again the point was we needed to work together to complete a task. Something very valuable to use in the classroom. As with all the other activities we were doing at Space Camp, the main theme was collaboration, communication and team work. After Lunch we went on a tour of the Rocket and Space Center. One of the original Saturn V test rockets are housed in the Museum. I took tons of pictures! The rest of the day was filled with inquiry activities that we could take back to the classroom. The day was packed with fun and learning. I can’t thank Honeywell enough for their support and commitment to teachers. This experinece has been one of a kind and awesome.

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About rippie77

Science Teacher at Cardinal Gibbons High School, Raleigh NC.

Posted on June 20, 2012, in Space Camp, Teacher Workshop and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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