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Ames Aerospace Encounter - A Hands-On Program to Teach Pre-Middle School Students About Aeronautics
Entry ID: 01-ames_encounter-00
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Summary
Abstract: NASA Ames Research Center hosts fourth, fifth, and six grade classes in an interactive, hands-on program, entitled the Ames Aerospace Encounter. Located in a renovated supersonic wind tunned, the Aerospace Encounter involves students in activities focused around four topics: aeronautics, space science, living and working in space, and Earth system science.

In the Earth science section ,children work with a variety of scientific information collected by aircraft and spacecraft. The Earth system science tutorial features images of Earth taken from aircraft and satellites. The students find their way from space to Moffett Field, California by identifying specific geographic features in these remotely-sensed images. In Aeronautics, students learn about the principles of flight, wind tunnels, and use computers to design airplanes. In the Space Sciences section youngsters experience some of the basics of physics in fun physical ways. Young people become astronauts on a simulated space station with different experiments to complete.

The Ames Aerospace Encounter is free; groups are accepted on space-available basis for this popular program.

Related URL
Link: VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: The Ames Research Center web site contains a variety of information specifically designed for students and teachers. There are educational resources, student work programs and special features.
Service Citation
Originators: NASA Ames Research Center
Title: Ames Aerospace Encounter
Provider: NASA Ames Research Center
URL: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/education/programs/encounter/
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
IMAGERY/BASE MAPS/EARTH COVER
Quality
This hands-on program has been designed for students of grades 4, 5, and 6.
Access Constraints
Grade level: 4th, 5th and/or 6th grade students
Class size: maximum: 36 students
minimum: 20 students (school year), 18 students (summer)
Accompaning Adults: 5 minimum, 10 maximum
Application required.

If you are interested in scheduling your 4th, 5th or 6th grade class,
please contact:


NASA Ames Research Center
M/S 226/1, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000
http://encounter.arc.nasa.gov
Operations Manager: Lorraine Ruiz
Email: lruiz@mail.arc.nasa.gov
Phone: 650-604-1110
FAX: 650-604-6152
Service Provider
Aerospace Encounter, Ames Research Center, NASA

Service Provider Personnel
Name: AEROSPACE ENCOUNTER USER SUPPORT
Phone: 650-604-1110
Email: encounter at mail.arc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Ames Aerospace Encounter
Mail Stop 226-1
NASA Ames Research Center
City: Moffett Field
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94035-1000
Country: USA
Personnel
AEROSPACE ENCOUNTER USER SUPPORT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 650-604-1110
Email: encounter at mail.arc.nasa.gov
Contact Address:
Ames Aerospace Encounter
Mail Stop 226-1
NASA Ames Research Center
City: Moffett Field
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94035-1000
Country: USA

TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2000-08-03
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-04-17
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