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Teachers Learn What It’s Like to Travel Through Space

06/13/2012

The Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development course Biological and Physical Research: Long-Term Space Travel started this week at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute in Colorado Springs. The class included teachers not only from Colorado, but also from Arkansas, Illinois and Minnesota.

Focusing on the effects of space travel on the human body, this course explores the effects of microgravity and the dangers of space exploration. The course includes simulations and what astronauts do to counter the effects of space travel.

Space Foundation education programs are based at the Space Foundation Discovery Institute, which houses a Mars Yard and Robotics Lab, the AGI Space Missions Simulator and NASA Educator Resource Center.

Openings are still available in other Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum courses this summer and scholarships are available. Although the underlying focus is on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), the courses are structured to adapt lessons to all grade levels and all curriculum areas. Participants do NOT need to be science or math teachers. Public, private and homeschool teachers from around the globe are welcome.

See more details at www.spacefoundation.org/education/programs/space-across-curriculum-courses-prek-12-teachers.

Pictured: Participants in this week's Space Foundation Space Across the Curriculum teacher professional development course Biological and Physical Research: Long-Term Space Travel

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