Videoconference with NASA Goddard and robot WALL-E

Posted by Laurie Sullivan at 4/2/2009 7:00:00 PM

DSC07429 2nd Grade Videoconference with WALL-E and NASA Goddard Space Flight CenterPresenter: Dr. Marci DelaneyDonovan and Schneider:March 27. Flores, Hines, and Vazquez: April 2, 2009 Photos and video clips from all four classes are posted here on FLICKR Title of Videoconference:Mapping the Moon with WALL-E Event Focus : What keeps NASA busy when not sending astronauts into space? Many students have the misconception that NASA only sends astronauts to space, when in reality, NASA has 58 science missions taking place this year in addition to the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. This module will introduce students to a few of the new NASA missions scheduled to launch this year. It also features NASA’s efforts to Return to the Moon with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and the Lunar Crater and Observation Sensing Satellite (LCROSS). Be forewarned, this module may actually make your students laugh when WALL-E tries to help tell NASA’s story!

Objectives:

  • Students will be able to identify some of the new NASA missions.
  • Students will describe the roles of NASA scientists and engineers.
  • Students will understand the two major objectives of the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.

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