Wednesday's shuttle mission to Elm Dale Elementary School in Greenfield was a success, as was the Tuesday's visit to Walt Whitman in Milwaukee. Watch for shuttle mission pictures tomorrow afternoon.
The STEM Shuttle will now be prepared for the December 10th visit to the McKinley Center in Stevens Point, WI. Pictured above, On Board Teachers Sue Bushman (left) and Sandy Smith (right).
- To view the video, "Welcome Aboard the Spirit of Education" S.T.E.M. Shuttle, follow this link: http://youtu.be/zMWGGkZdjPI
- Work Station Discussion Points
- A look at the Work Stations on board the S.T.E.M. Shuttle.
(Lesson Plan) Scott Sargent, a member of the Chemistry Department at the University of Wisconsin Marathon County, developed a new work station demonstrating the dangers of the erosion of the Ozone Layer. It will be added to the shuttle in the next couple of weeks.
(Mission Control) The new technology package is being added to the shuttle. The new flat screen TV, I-phone, and Blue Ray DVD Player have been installed thanks to a grant from the Greenheck Foundation. The I-Pad will be on board next, with the video cameras being added in December or January.
The Dream Flight USA S.T.E.M. Shuttle may soon be coming to your area. The Spirit of Education visits communities in Wisconsin and occasionally journeys outside the state as well.
E-mail mission control if you would like information on scheduling the S.T.E.M. shuttle for your school or event.
Here is some information on planning a visit to your school, including fees. Please click here.
For information on planning a shuttle mission to your community event, parade, air show or business activity, please click here.
For information on the communities that have been visited by the shuttle since its first mission in 2006, please click here.
Turning your classroom into a planet, and involving your community in your classroom are just two of the many concepts explained in the 38-page lesson plan, “Dream Flight One, The Teacher's Resource Guide to Teaching Space in the Classroom", created by the founder of Dream Flight USA, 5th grade teacher Sharon Ryan.
Click here for more information about the Lesson Plan. Order by mail: Dream Flight USA Foundation, PO Box 1931, Wausau, WI 54403. The lesson plan is available for only $49.95.
Students work at one of the stations on board the Dream Flight USA shuttle.
What do teachers say about Dream Flight USA?
WOW! I had my class onboard today and the time just flew!! I knew it was great for the kids when I had time to realize that in over 2 hours, not one child asked to go to the bathroom!! When does that ever happen during a regular 2 hour time period?
--Bonnie G. 4th Grade Teacher
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