STUDENTS FROM HAMPTON AND LONDON CONNECT FOR LESSON ON
FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION
Whether it's the U.S. or the U.K., transportation is a key
issue. NASA is bridging the ocean to give fourth and fifth grade
students a lesson on the engineering design process of
About 30 students and teachers from Cooper Elementary Magnet
School for Technology in Hampton, Va., and from Copenhagen Primary
School in London, England, will participate in a videoconference on
Monday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. EST.
Media Opportunity: Members of the media are invited to attend
the videoconference at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9, followed by a
brief tour of NASA Langley Research Center. Contact Kimberly Land
at (757) 344-8611 for proper credentials and escort.
The videoconference is part of the NASA SCI Files™
program, The Case of the Radical Ride, that premieres April
14 from 11 a.m. noon EST on PBS stations throughout the
United States and on NASA-TV.
The show will take a look at the way transportation has changed
over the years and how it will change in the next century. NASA SCI
Files ™ tree house detectives set out to learn all they can
about transportation (cars, planes, trains), while understanding
the design process. In the first of three videoconferences,
students will be introduced to the challenge of designing a
mousetrap car by a NASA researcher.
In a second videoconference, the students and researcher will
discuss problems and questions they have about their mousetrap
cars. In the third and final videoconference, the students will
showcase and test their designs.
Hampton City Schools is an educational partner of the NASA SCI
Files™. The videoconference is part of an international
collaboration coordinated by Langley's NASA LIVE (Learning through
Interactive Videoconferencing Experiences) and the BBC (British
Broadcasting Company) in London.
NASA LIVE™, a series of free two-way videoconferencing
programs available from NASA Langley Research Center, is designed
to extend and strengthen NASA's commitment to educational
excellence. For more information about NASA LIVE™ visit:
NASA SCI Files™ uses problem-based learning (PBL),
scientific inquiry, and the scientific method to motivate students
in grades 3-5 to become critical thinkers and active problem
solvers and to introduce them to careers in science, technology,
engineering, and mathematics.
For more information about NASA SCI Files™, visit:
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