| Extra-Vehicular Activity ( EVA ) fun! 1/6th gravity! (c)2014 Binomio |
|Getting ready for our mission! (With Amber Sepsey, Texas)|
|Aviation Challenges: Zip Lines, Helo Dunker and more....|
|Preparing to enter the Helo Dunker which simulates a helicopter crash and (safe, successful escape).|
This experience allowed me to bond with educators from around the country and the world and learn from each of my teammates and colleagues.
|Speaks for itself! Honeywell Class of 2014 (Follow on FB here)|
|Ping, my roommate and teammate from China.|
|Teachers room with teammates. These members of Team Tranquility ( another team) are from Rhode Island, Kenya and Kazakhstan!|
|Collaborative low-ropes team building.|
|Honeywell Educator @ Space Academy Team Harmony Mission Patch! Our 16 person team were represented by people from 8 countries! (Of course we had to include the HESA logo too, for without Honeywell, we wouldn't be there!)|
Enjoy and get ready to BLAST OFF during SY 2014-2015 to new frontiers of learning, thinking and problem-solving in Think Tank!
An example of a day in the life... HESA Day 1 !
This Multi-Axis Turner (MAT) simulates the potential disorientation felt by astronauts should a capsule spin out of control upon re-entry.
During the week, we completed two mission simulations. Here, we watch in Mission Control while "Commander Patrick" attempts to land his shuttle safely prior to our official ( graded!) mission the following day!
What does it feel like to "walk" on the moon? Like this! Exploring 1/6th gravity with this special chair.
We completed MANY workshops about content and lessons we could bring back to our classes. This video shows our Martian Lander-Rover Challenge! We worked together to create a lunar lander that would get an egg safely to the ground, in a specific location while carrying a "rover". We then would use the rover to see whose went the farthest. The simplest designs won ( aka no ours) but it was still a great challenge and one that will definitely be used in Think Tank this year!
What does it really sound like in mission control? Here I worked with a team to provide information to our teams "on the moon" ( directly into their ear pieces). It is stressful!
And more from SOCR! Take a look at what the mission specialists are actually DOING in space!
We got a REAL graduation ceremony too! They take our name-tags and turn them from upside down to right side up! Speakers included astronauts, a senator and alumni from the 10 years of the program.
We then were celebrated... under a Saturn V rocket... with astronauts! What a week!
THANK YOU HONEYWELL EMPLOYEES!!!!! I have an open classroom and all are welcome to join us any day in our learning.
Until next time,