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  • jump for the moon and base station walk back

    Jump to the Moon
    Between 25-30 participants were involved during Jump for the moon and then to be timed again for base station walkback.
    During Jump for the moon we used the
    jump on the Step Box
    hop on one foot and then the other, a
    and the use of a pretend jump rope
    in addition to laying the jump rope on the floor.

    All participated and did well in all of the stations
    We also did a continuation of base station walk back to see if the if the times are shorter or longer when first started. Those times will later bedisplayed

  • Jump for the moon

    Between 25-30 participants were involved during Jump for the moon and then to be timed again for base station walkback.
    During Jump for the moon we used the
    jump on the Step Box
    hop on one foot and then the other, a
    and the use of a pretend jump rope
    in addition to laying the jump rope on the floor.

    All participated and did well in all of the stations
    We also did a continuation of base station walk back to see if the if the times are shorter or longer when first started. Those times will later bedisplayed

  • JFK Hawks Take Flight!

    Some of our second and third graders worked on Crew Strength Training, while our fourth graders tried their hand at The Speed of Light. We've also mapped out our course for the Base Station Walk Back and are building up our stamina. Go Astro Charlie!

  • Robotics Arm

    Fireflowers

    Hello from Culver City, CA.
    We are the Fireflowers from Farragut Elementary and we are excited to be a part of this program. We are looking forward to meeting other teams via Skype.
    We started by exercising in our local park!! We talked about the importance of exercise especially to astronauts and the way the spacesuits are designed to cool the astronaut's body when they exercise. We paid tribute to one of our favorite astronauts Gene Cernan commander of Apollo 17 who passed away on Jan 17. What would an astronaut on the Moon do, like Cernan in 1972, if his rover broke down 6 miles from its base ?
    Afterwards, we talked about the importance of robotic arms on the ISS and how much they help astronauts finish their work. We created our own robotics arm and we tried to pick up different objects with it. We had lots of fun!!!

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  • Taste In Space

    Today we explored how our sense of smell impacts our ability to taste food with Taste In Space. Our guinea pigs tasted two flavors of coffee, fruit punch, orange juice, chocolate pudding and blueberry yogurt. It was a very interesting and fun experiment. Then we watched them do the experiment on the ISS! Lots of cool science related questions were discussed after watching the video.

    We also continued our strength and endurance training by doing squats, push-ups and laps. Our goal is to keep beating our previous week's record.

    Go Team!