|Love this sign|
The entire day's scheduled challenged my thinking, engaged my curiosity and built a collaborative experience. We began by meeting our team and out team leader. The photo gives you an example of what our team leader was like. He took this photo when I asked him to take a group shot. I found it later on my phone. What an amazing guy he was to have as a leader. He brought energy and fun to the team. One of the ice breakers he asked each person, "What part of the house would they be?". That was easy for me...the foundation. I won't elaborate on my reasons, but I plan on bringing this back with me for my classroom.
|Michael Kelley - Team Leader|
|Part of the slide presentation|
|Habitat area for students|
|Another view of the habitat|
The tour of the Space and Rocket Center made me feel like a small child, experiencing a brand new world. I am not sure how many times I stopped to gaze at the sites. It is one thing to see something on TV, but it is another thing when you are gazing up at the immense size.
Saturn V Park and Rocket Park History: This park contained a chronological history of launch vehicles in the country. It was hard to imagine the earliest space pioneers having a vision for what was possible. Can I create this same vision in my students?
|Replica of Saturn V human transport rocket designed right here in Huntsville|
Inside the Saturn V Hall the history of space exploration was presented in a chronological series.
The afternoon brought Astronaut R. L.(Hoot) Gibson. I have never met an astronaut before so it was an honor to have a photo with him. His story was unbelievable to hear. He is known as "the man who has flown everything". Read over the following article and you will have to agree.
|This is my amazing team Columbus|
Collaboration and teamwork are critical in a space mission. As part of our goal, we need to design a "Mission Patch". Team Columbus started on ours today, but it will be continued throughout through Sunday. I think this is another activity to bring back to the students. This is the final patch that was sent to be made. I am excited to get the final one to add to my flight suit.
With each day came media photos. I really didn't mind this since I am always the one behind the camera.
For only being here one day, it felt like I experienced a week's worth. I have been challenged and invigorated.