of students today will work in jobs that don’t exist yet according to the World Economic Forum.
As the world becomes increasingly more technology driven, it’s more important than ever to expose students to critical STEM skills.
Together, the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) and Because Learning are on a mission to provide students with experiences to inspire a commitment to learning, exploration and a better understanding of the world around them.
AstroSat: Conducting Real Experiments in Space
ASE is the proud sponsor of the AstroSat program that funded 15 schools every year since 2015 to run a custom experiment on an orbiting satellite. These teams have collected tens of thousands of data points from space analyzing the earth’s magnetic field, temperature in various parts of the world, and looking for drought areas in their state.
What Educators Say About AstroSat
“It is causing the students ‘to look upward’. Thanks for allowing us to participate!!!”
“I was really pleased by the spirit of adventure my students displayed throughout this process.”
“The project didn’t just teach them how to design an experiment, it gave them the skills to be successful both in their careers and in their lives.”
“This has been, and will be, an extremely rich experience for my students.”
AstroSchool: Using Technology to Enhance Technology Education
21 teachers were hand-selected from over 100 applications to participate in a teacher professional development program to help them become a better STEM teacher in 1 month. Teachers were thrilled to become more comfortable working with electronics and sensors using our lesson curriculum. Many of them have reported that they will continue using what they learned in the classroom with their students.
What Educators Say About AstroSchool
One of the best things that I have gained from these discussion boards is the amount of work that has already been done to make it easier to implement the tech in the classroom. So often new tech is bought for the classroom because one demonstration of the project looked fun, followed by the catch phrase “and so much more!”. Later you realize so much more actually meant there are other projects, just nothing you like or want to use. Just like a cookbook with a delicious cover. I think the book will be great, I make the cover recipe and then the book sits on the shelf until it’s donated. This site is packed with projects and if the project is not your cup of tea, it will lead to ideas that you can use in your curriculum.
Watched the webinar during lunch. Great job of explaining how the circuit board works because I missed that part yesterday. I also appreciated how you showed how to calibrate the photoresistor without having to guess.
-Tina M. Gilligan
I really like the math tie-in and have already requested that my fave math teacher wait-list herself for the next Astroschool session. -Jill Weaver
Thank you so much @becauselearning and @ASE_Astronauts for the opportunity to keep learning #learning for life #code #keepingupwithkids #AstroSchool