The other part of our day was spent learning more about the International Space Station. We started by watching part of the docking of the Falcon 9 at the ISS last Thursday and being amazed by the precision and all the scientists and work involved. Next we learned why "astronaut urine" is a national treasure...ask your child to explain! Then students investigated how to get the ISS into orbit. We read and digested background about vertical, lateral, and orbital velocity. Next students conducted tests using an eraser rocket and an exercise ball to help them understand all three concepts. We will finish this next week.
There's no homework this week...a reward for students filling up their Marble Jar for the second time! We'll brainstorm and select a "big" reward next week.
See below for a few photos of February in STRIDE and today's ISS activity.