KidSat

STS-86

 September 28, 1997

Buist Academy
Laing Middle School
James Island Middle School
Drayton Hall Middle School

Students at four Charleston County Schools will participate in STS-86. Teachers trained in Charleston over the summer and will begin student training when school begins. STS-86 86 will be docking with Mir, as do all the other KidSat Missions, because of its high inclination of 56 degrees. This means that the shuttle flies over the globe between 56 degrees north and 56 degrees south latitude. Other missions have an inclination of 28 degrees and have a much narrower range for taking pictures of the Earth.

 

After pictures are taken, students download them from the Shuttle using Internet. Then they have the job of sorting the images, identifying location and features, and finally investigating them. At the Exploration stage students research areas of interest relating to the image, using an inquiry approach. Go to the KidSat Data System Exploration to see some examples of Explorations and learn how you can do one. Or you can browse on the web page to find maps, more images and great links.

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Chatham Island

New Zealand Project

By Sarah Schoon

For more information click on the icon to reach NASA's STS-86 homepage.

 

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