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Space Shuttle Launch

Posted by Kelly Conn on 11 Feb 2011

On February 24, 2011 CHS Technology teacher Barb Tennyson will be traveling to Florida to view the last lift off of the Space Shuttle Discovery from Kennedy Space Center.

On board will be six astronauts, one robot, spare parts for the International Space Station, and some LEGOs! NASA and LEGO have a new 3-year partnership with the goal of "Inspiring Children to Build and Explore the Future".

The launch has special meaning for Barb and the CHS community. Barb, along with fellow robotics teacher Karen Garrison, attended a weeklong robotics training at Tufts last summer through a NASA funded grant. NASA and LEGO are working hard to expand STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in the elementary and middle schools.

Barb and Karen brought back their experience to CHS and have been teaching robotics and engineering principles to second, third, and sixth graders using LEGOs. In addition, second graders here at CHS are currently studying their "Place in Space" and have been learning about NASA and space travel.

More information can be found at: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2010/nov/HQ_10-285_NASA_LEGO_Team.html