Topic outline

  • 2017-02-09 Enterprise in Space Workshop at SEEC

    Space Center Houston hosted the Space Exploration Educators Conference and Enterprise In Space as a presenter.

    • Workshop Agenda, Learning Standards, etc.

      The attached information describes topics presented at SEEC by Lynne Zielinski, Education Manager and Frances Dellutri, Deputy Manager of Enterprise In Space. Items referenced or distributed to registrants during the workshop are noted in this Education Development Resource.

    • Introduction to the EIS Academy !

    • Trek-A-Sat

      This is an image of satellites circling Earth

      Trek-A-Sat Materials and Resources

      Workshop participants followed the progress of satellites during the course of the 90 minute session. Some participants used data taken on the orbiting satellites prior to the conference.The following links give the actual lesson that is suggested for the classroom:

      Trek-A-Sat Middle School

      A second lesson found in the EIS Academy allows more information on satellites: 

      "Satelliltes - Understanding How They Work!"

      The following materials were discussed during the Trek-A-Sat Session.

      Example satellites to track: Hubble, ISS,  Military Satellite #59, West Star 4 and Polar. 

    • Orbital Debris

      This session is an introduction to Orbital Debris, explaining what it is, where it comes from, and why we should care.  The PowerPoint introduction prepares the workshop teachers for the Albedo Activity that follows.

      Another resource within the EIS Academy is the Detecting Orbital Debris Lesson

      • Albedo Experiment and Orbital Debris

        The session addresses the expanding problem of orbital space debris and investigates one way of detecting, tracking, and analyzing debris through the use of albedo, the reflectivity of light as it is bounced off the debris into sensors on Earth.

      • Spacecraft, Plasma, and The Aurora

        This lesson gives an overview of the electrostatic charges found in plasma created by our star or others has an effect on spacecraft and the environment of Low Earth Orbit.

      • The LEO Art Challenge

        The image gives pictures of zines.Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is discussed in terms of orbital mechanics and topics that are found in LEO.  An activity to portray LEO conditions and topics in a graphic expression called a 'zine' is the product of the session.

        Information on the LEO Art Challenge is noted below. Instructions for making the zine are found on the website. 

        The following resources were referenced during the 'LEO Art Challenge?' Session during the workshop.

      • How to Get Involved with Enterprise In Space !

         Participants shared some Small Steps and Giant Leaps into EIS -- ideas for involvement.  Jump in and Join the Team!"

      • Workshop Session Feedback

        The Workshop has been filled with several space science topics and information about Enterprise In Space.

        After you've had some time to process the information, we encourage you to contact us with 

        comments, ideas, and any questions you might have.


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        Here are emails for the presenters:

        Lynne Zielinski     lzielinski@comcast.net

        Fances Dellutri     francesdellutri@gmail.com