Watts-Skinner attends Space Camp for Educators
I spent five days at Space Camp for Educators with about a dozen other teachers from around the US. While there, we learned about the history of the US Space Program - NASA, and where the program is heading. Among other things, we spent time building and launching rockets, experimenting with ablative shielding, and creating and launching solar sails. NASA is currently working on these things for their plans to reach and colonize Mars, and the 2019 scheduled launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. I brought these lessons into the classroom at the beginning of the school year for a unit on Astrobiology, the study of how life and humans can survive in space.
I am returning to Huntsville in June for "Advanced Space Camp for Educators."