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MicroGravity Flight To Take Teachers on Science Trip of a Lifetime
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This story comes to us from Rosalie Hagel:

On, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011, thirty science and math middle school teachers from Arizona, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington D.C. will take part in the ultimate field trip – a microgravity flight, 30,000 feet above DC. It is part of the Northrop Grumman Weightless Flights of Discovery program, which makes its second stop in DC in the program’s 6th year.

 

The educators will experience first-hand, Newton’s Laws of Motion as they take experiments up on the flights to see what really happens when there is a loss of gravity. The experiments were designed with the help of their students. The program’s end goal? To help inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists to fill the great demand in STEM (science technology, engineering and mathematics)-related jobs. By giving the students and their teachers a chance to put what’s in their text books to the test in a true zero-gravity environment, the program has helped drive increasing enthusiasm by teachers which has spread to their students, prompting them to consider future careers in science.

 

To follow the teachers on their weightless journey via Facebook www.facebook.com/GoWeightless and Twitter (www.twitter.com/GoWeightless).

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