-- PART II: Charting a Course To the Moon
(Educator Guide Available
to Registered Teachers)
as you are registered.
Begin preparation, understanding:
Guide is now available in .pdf format to registered participants
will be guided in charting a course from Kennedy Space Center
at Cape Canaveral, Florida to one of the lunar poles using
navigation skills appropriate for outer space.
See also growing list of links
to other online resources .
Watch the archive of this hour-long,
informative webcast designed to help you in your exploration.
Day and help students learn more about navigation
3 p.m. Eastern
submit navigation plan to NASA
(template on pp. 27 & 28 in educator guide, also available
here in .doc and .pdf formats.)
online instructions on how to submit your designs
were posted online in the order received
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Q&A Webcast for help along the way as you refine your design.
The chat room is up and linked. You may post your questions at
any time before or during the webcast. We will answer as many
question as time permits.
If you are unable to take part in the live webcast, you can submit
questions in advance to the chat room or send to: firstname.lastname@example.org and watch the archived video at a later time.
Beginning April 1:
A Problem Situation!
(this is not an April Fool's joke!)
You are the navigation officer on the LCROSS mission control team.
You have just received new tracking data that says the spacecraft
is off course and will miss its impact point by 10 kilometers!
That is to say, the spacecraft will fall 10 kilometers short of
the target crater. The Webcast April 1 introduced a problem scenario
that is optional for students who like to take on a challenge.
Student and Teacher detailed instructions are
available on pages 31 - 40 of the Educator
new challenge may be adjusted to student level.
during the Challenge
Question #2: Ms. Stoica's 9F class
Question #3: Jacob and Kenny from Ms.
Question #4: Ms. Stoica's 9I class
Question #5: Rogers Home School
Question #6: Ms Stoica's 7class
See solutions to all challenge
questions on the Question
Deadline: Receive student final
submissions and post to website
Materials for the Website
1 p.m. Eastern
1700 UT (GMT)
Join us as experts comment on
your designs, including:
- Remarks from our expert panel,
- Astronomical content from Astronomer
- Overall route and special considerations from Andy Chaikin
Visit the webpage to test your system well ahead of time to avoid
missing this Closing Webcast.
end of May
We value your comments! After
you have watched the Webcast, we would appreciate your feedback
Certificates will be made available to those who have completed
the Lunar meteorite (Achondrite) from amongst the classrooms that have completed their Navigational
designs and have contributed to the evaluation portion of this challenge
by filling in the Post-challenge Survey.
And the winners are:
Lunar meteorite to: Ms. Jamison's Sixth Grade, Workman
Middle School, FL
Tektite to: Ms. Purrell's 3 teams of 7th & 8th Graders, Numa
Tektite to: Ms. Stoica's 3 teams from TUDOR VIANU National High
School of Computer science, Romania