Dec 13, 2009

Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy Program 2010 - SUA

Honeywell Educators at Space Academy is an incredible professional development experience! This 5-day program is sponsored by Honeywell and is for teachers from around the world to come and participate in 45 hours of intensive classroom, laboratory and training time, focusing on space science and space exploration. Teachers also take part in astronaut-style training and simulations, as well as activities designed to promote life-long learning in a classroom setting. All lessons and activities link to National Science and Math Standards and are ready to use in the classroom.

You will participate in two simulated Space Shuttle Missions. You can be the Pilot, Commander, Flight Director, or Mission Specialist, or a variety of other positions. Your team will work together to achieve the objectives of the mission, whether it is completing a satellite repair, or construction on the ISS. You may be responsible for solving a problem through experimentation or creating a solution with your teammates. The mission experience is realistic, exciting and challenging!

As part of the program, you will also simulate walking on the Moon and working in the frictionless environment of space on our Astronaut Simulators. Weather permitting we will spend an afternoon at Aviation Challenge simulating what it would be like to land in the water with a parachute or be rescued from the water by a helicopter.

Not only is the Honeywell Educators at Space Academy an exciting professional development experience, it will also challenge you personally. Each team of 16 teachers is lead by a counselor who has attended our program and is a classroom teacher.

Lodging will be at the University of Alabama in Huntsville located near the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

To see some of the adventures you will participate in, click here to visit our image gallery!

Check back soon to see a map of where in the world your teammates are from!

To download a video of some of our activities in action, click here. It's a great overview of the program and will give you an idea of what to expect! (18 MB Windows Media Video)

Cleck here if you would like to see a map showing where your fellow participants are coming from!

Please quote 10 Academic Resources Daily in your application to this opportunity!

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