Teachers as Scientists

If teachers don't know what scientists do, then kids won't know either. Two teams of teachers worked with NASA scientists aboard the Kuiper to observe the Milky Way and Comet Shoemaker Levy 9 collisions into Jupiter. By interviewing astronomers, we understood the day to day activities of a scientist and saw the excitement this profession generates. We also recognized that each scientist is unique....different interests, motivations, and career paths. It was quite evident that math and science were critical elements for these career choices. It's important to impress upon children the importance of taking math and science every year in school, otherwise they will not be able to take advantage of these career choices.

Training at Shaw

 

Mounting the Cameras

NASA Briefings

Working with Kuiper Crew

Processing the Film

 

Monitor

Controls

Tracking Data

Teachers Operating System