More than 500 local students, ranging from grades first to eighth, joined NASA and COSI (Center of Science and Industry) in a Learning Lunchbox event where they saw a demonstration of how clouds form, and had the opportunity to ask NASA experts questions.
Taking place at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California on September 13, students rotated through five STEM stations with interactive activities ranging from how to launch a rocket to making a model of the James Webb Space Telescope. Troy Asher, director of flight operations, welcomed students and shared information about NASA Armstrong’s mission.
“We aim to ignite the spark of curiosity and innovation in the young minds of students, and thanks to the incredible teamwork and support for this event, we did. It is unbelievable what we can achieve when we come together for the shared mission of advancing education and opening doors to the limitless potential of our future generations,” shared Amira Flores, program integration manager, California Office of STEM Engagement.
Each student received a Learning Lunchbox, which is a kit with content focused on James Webb Space Telescope in which students learn about the Earth’s atmosphere, discover why the Webb was sent to space, make a model of the Webb, and explore how the Webb uses light to study space.
NASA’s California Office of STEM Engagement collaborates with the regional STEM community to support or provide a broad portfolio of education programs that are designed to foster the growth of NASA’s and the nation’s diverse STEM workforce. Programs focus on educators, and colleges or universities.
To learn more, visit www.nasa.gov/learning-resources.