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are and will keep doing all we can to keep the site current. Students
and Educators please keep checking back for updates. The NASA
Glenn LTP thanks you for your support.
- IT'S New and Improved ! RocketModeler
check the Stability of different rocket types, measure trajectory,
customize the height of the body tube and nose cone to adjust
the height of the rocket, change fin height
and length, add stages, calculate center gravity, center
mass and rocket mass, specify the engine, parachute diameter,
and much more!
- "12 Seconds That Changed the World" Webcast and Videoconference
Glenn Research Center educational webcast and videoconference
featuring the Wright Brothers. +More
- NASA Beginner's Guide to Aerodynamics
Guide to Aerodynamics is listed on The Web Site of the National
Geographic Society "Wings of Change"article.
- NASA Virtual Visits via Webcast
mentioned on the NASA Education homepage the NASA Virtual Visits
are available via webcast. With permission from each of the schools
these sessions will allow you to sit in and view NASA engineers
and scientist interact with students and educators across the
U.S. You can also interact by submitting your questions via the
- NASA Announces Explorer Schools Program
its commitment to education, NASA is announcing the new NASA Explorer
Schools (NES) program, which replaces its existing NASA Educational
by NSTA, the Explorer Schools program encourages teams of 4-5
science, mathematics, and technology educators from a school or
district to apply for a three-year partnership with NASA. Educators
will receive NASA-unique scientific content, advanced technological
tools, and sustained professional development to develop rich
learning opportunities in mathematics, science, and technology.
An exciting component of the program will engage students and
parents. Fifty school teams will be selected for the 2003 program.
For details and an application, visit http://explorerschools.nasa.gov.
Deadline for entries is April 4.
(12/2002) - The Math Forum @ Drexel publishes
a newsletter once a week and we
have chosen your site, Aeronautics Resources - NASA, to feature
in our December 9 issue.
(8/16/2002) - The Internet Scout Project has selected the, Glenn
Learning Technologies Project,
for inclusion in the National Science Digital Library Report for
Math, Engineering, and Technology (August 16, 2002). The report
is a biweekly current awareness publication that highlights new
and newly discovered Internet resources in these areas. We take
care to cover only the most useful resources, considering the depth
of content, the authority of the source, and how well the information
is maintained and presented. For more information on our selection
criteria, visit our site: http://scout.cs.wisc.edu/report/sr/criteria.html.
of Special Interest
Company has recently used a section of "The
Beginner's Guide to Model Rockets" as an example of
an educational web site in the research chapter of their secondary
schools' workbook. The page they are using is a portion of the "Brief
History of Rockets." The American Book Company specializes
in test preparation books and software for high school graduation
tests and exit exams.
Guide to Kites - IS HERE!
The Beginner's Guide to Kites will show you the basic math and physics
that govern the design and flight of kites.
program lets you design and study the flight of a kite.
Conference in the Czech Republic
April 12, 2002, with the help of our interpreter, David
Ulbrich, Lawrence Williams (Director of Studies, Holy Cross
School, UK) and Ruth Petersen co-presented at the Poskole
2002 Conference in Lazne Sedmihorky, Czech Republic. Poskole,
which began in 1997, is a seminar about computers in school
and is sponsored by Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.
began the 90-minute presentation with an introduction to
the many uses of technology tools by the Holy Cross School,
primarily in drama, art, and music and, more recently, science.
Ruth introduced the Glenn Learning Technologies Project
(LTP), which includes the Beginner's Guide to Aeronautics
and NASA Virtual Visits. More
World Science: A Comparison of the Volcanoes on Earth with the
Volcanoes on Mars
Click here to see
this web site
the week of July 23, 2001, a workshop called Japan 2001 Science,
Creativity and the Young Mind took place at Bristol University
in Bristol, England. Coordinated by the Clifton Scientific Trust,
it brought together 60 British and Japanese students and provided
them with a forum for learning and interacting. One of the aims
of the Workshop was to give the combined group a new view of themselves
as potential scientists and an ambition to succeed at the highest
Toledo Partners with Glenn Learning Technologies Project
Glenn Learning Technologies Project is partnering with the Center
of Science and Industry (COSI) in Toledo, Ohio, on a problem-solving,
interactive distance learning project for Ohio students and teachers.
The COSI iSCI Project (interactive SCIence) utilizes distance
learning technology and project-based learning methodologies to
form a series of connections.
COSI's iSCI Project is comprised of three major components. Each
component builds on prior information and experience. These components