Taking advantage of the record-breaking winter snow in New England, GEHMS Scientists investigate frozen bubbles, snow crystals, temperature and property changes, evaporation rates, and “cool” shapes experiments all this snow has made possible! You CAN try this at home!
Students watched “real-time” video stream beamed by NASA from the International Space Station as astronauts worked outside the spacecraft during an all-day space walk to update the ISS docking system.
What could be a better way to generate questions about the water cycle, life needs, physics or inventions then marveling at the wonder of astronauts maneuvering around a spacecraft 250 miles above our heads in the extreme environment of space?
Is there water in space? The earth looks blue! What happens if he lets go? How do the astronauts get inside the space station without letting the air out? Are they up there right now? Do the astronauts bring books with them? How do they use the robot arm?
Our enthusiastic GEMS Astronomers will control, from our Connecticut science lab, the NASA Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope located in the Mohave Desert, California on March 17th! This telescope is ten stories tall, 34 meters across and weighs 850,000 pounds! Follow this link to see live video of the radio telescope! http://www.lewiscenter.org/Global-Programs/GAVRT/Video-Feeds/DSS28-Video/index.php
The school was buzzing with excitement last Friday as GEHMS students followed video of NASA’s first test flight of the Orion Mission! Students watched the exciting blast-off and splash-down of our country’s next vehicle to carry humans into deep space! We might have some future astronauts or engineers here at GEHMS!
Things are hopping in the GEMS Science Lab for Kids as the 2014 Arthropod contestants are run through their paces in events engineered by student scientists and designed to test questions about the adaptive features of a variety of insects from caterpillars to Stink Bugs!