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Science Teachers Are 'STAR' Interns at JPL

Science Teachers Are 'STAR' Interns at JPL

by Susan Gendreau

Gendreau is a 2009 JPL STAR intern and teaches chemistry at South Pasadena High School, grades 9 through 12, in South Pasadena, Calif. She also writes the

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Water Balloon Activity Illustrates Warming Oceans

Water Balloon Activity Illustrates Warming Oceans

NASA's Summer of Innovation program is focusing on summer learning that doesn't have to occur in the classroom. Here is a demonstration that is sure to catch students' attention, whether they are a...

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Modeling Activity Complements Asteroid Encounter

Modeling Activity Complements Asteroid Encounter

Students molded mounds of clay into tiny asteroids at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. on Saturday, July 10. This was one of several hands-on activities that highlighted the Ros...

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Swing by Asteroid Lutetia With JPL

Swing by Asteroid Lutetia With JPL

The Rosetta Orbiter, a European Space Agency spacecraft heading for a 2014 encounter with a comet, will be flying close to asteroid Lutetia on Saturday, July 10. Classes and clubs are invited to NA...

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Register for 'Basics of Rocketry' Teacher Workshop

Register for 'Basics of Rocketry' Teacher Workshop

Educators are invited to a free workshop that teaches the basics of rocketry. Participants will be taught how to build and launch a simple rocket using an empty soda bottle. (Each person must provi...

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Soda-Straw Rocket Activity Soars

Soda-Straw Rocket Activity Soars

by Jojo Aguilar

Jojo Aguilar is an education outreach specialist in the NASA/JPL Education Office.

The "Soda-Straw Rocket Activity" is my favorite project to share with educa...

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