Space Travel - Pathway 2 - High School Summer Adventures - STEP #5
Cradle of Aviation
Natasha and Dmitri are ready for some summer fun at the "Cradle of Aviation Museum" in Garden City, NY. Their STEM teacher told them to see the exhibit devoted to exploring space.
For your step 5, take a glimpse online :
Hope your virtual visit to COA sparked further interest in pursuing a career in space. Write in your journal 2-3 specific examples of what grabbed your attention and felt exciting about this career pathway.
Space Travel - Pathway 2 - High School Summer Adventures - STEP #6
American Museum of Natural History
New York City
Virtual Space Exploration
Another amazing summer adventure Dmitri and Natasha recommend is a visit to the Hayden Planetarium, which has it's own "Space Theater." For this next step:
Watch video: "A History of Planetariums"
Explore Hayden Planetarium at AMNH.
Has this adventure increased your enthusiasm for space careers? What specifically do you find exciting?
Log answers in your QLV Journal, along with feedback on your trip experience and/or your impressions of video and planetarium.
Space Travel - Pathway 2 - High School Summer Adventures - STEP #7
Summer STEM Educational Program
Brookhaven Labs offers a highly competitive six-week educational program for high school students, 11th and 12 grades, interested in pursuing STEM learning and experiencing a real-world scientific community.
Natasha and Dmitri were excited learn about the summer program and sign up early, before the March deadline.
Learn more about Brookhaven's summer High School Research Program (HSRP) and how you can participate too! Log your findings in your QLV Journal.
Space Travel - Pathway 2 - High School Summer Adventures - STEP #8
Space Radiation Lab
During this visit to Brookhaven National Labs (BNL), Dmitri and Natasha learned about the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory housed at their facility.
With astronauts spending more time in space venturing on travels far from earth, it is necessary to study the effects radiation may on them.
For this step, explore BNL NASA Space Radiation Lab section of their website and write an overview on the importance of the research will have on space travel.