ERIC Number: ED460850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
This Is Challenger Center...Changing the Way Teachers Teach and Students Learn. [Information Packet].
Challenger Center for Space Science Education, Alexandria, VA.
The Challenger Center for Space Science Education is a not-for-profit educational organization founded in 1986 following the Challenger 51-L space shuttle tragedy. This packet contains a variety of separate sheets and brochures providing information about the activities of the Challenger Center. Challenger Learning Centers provide hands-on, realistic space flight simulations for students and teachers. The Center also conducts teacher workshops on a regular basis, and produces science curricula that include space exploration and colonization simulation projects, and integrated activities centered around space science topics. This packet contains sample activities on the characteristics of light, aerogel technology as a means of capturing interstellar debris, and data transfer and compression in space exploration technology. (WRM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Activities, Light, Physical Sciences, Science and Society, Science Curriculum, Simulation, Space Exploration, Space Sciences, Teacher Education, Teacher Workshops, Teaching Methods, Technology Education
Challenger Center, 1029 N. Royal Street, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314. Web site: http://launchpad.challenger.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Challenger Center for Space Science Education, Alexandria, VA.