Road trip to NASA

We got to visit the Goddard Space Flight Center in Baltimore and visit with their Scientific Visualization Studio and Conceptual Image Lab. The trip was part of our work for “Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms.”


We also got to look in on construction of the new James Webb Space Telescope and its massive folding gold-plated mirror array.

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Funded by NASA*, WGBH’s “Bringing the Universe to America’s Classrooms” project will develop an extensive collection of K-12 digital resources infused with NASA and WGBH multi-media content to support STEM instruction. These resources will be distributed free of charge through PBS LearningMedia, reaching millions of students and teachers nationally. The material contained in this product is based upon work supported by NASA under cooperative agreement award No. NNX16AD71A. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

NASA Launches

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We’ve just launched a brand new resource of space-based, hands-on engineering challenges. They are designed for kids in school and afterschool programs, grades 4 to 8.

The site includes original video, activities, and PDFs all presented as 508-compliant resources. Video includes DVS, descriptive video for the deaf or hard of hearing.

WGBH’s Design Squad Mission Solar team includes: Chris, Melissa, Ali, Kal, Christian, Irena, Bill, Caz, Lauren, Dorothy, Ken, Jeffrey, Colin, Alison, and Marisa with additional video from FunnyBoat Productions and Geoff Adams.

Created with generous funding support from NASA.