ITEEA Partners With intelitek to Provide Robotics Curriculum
intelitek, Inc. and the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association’s (ITEEA) STEM Center for Teaching and Learning jointly announced a new, exciting partnership in March at the ITEEA conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. ITEEA has chosen intelitek’s Robotics Engineering and Automation™ program as the curriculum for ITEEA’s Engineering byDesign™ (EbD™) Robotics Engineering and Automation PathwayExtension™.
The EbD™ Program is a model used by schools developing themes in the STEM cluster that are seeking to increase all students' achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through authentic learning. The program is built on constructivist models and creates awareness and competence over time as it builds on learned knowledge and skills. EbD™ is the only standards-based national model for Grades K-12 that delivers technological and engineering literacy.
Gary Wynn, DTE, ITEEA’s President, said: “This extension to the Engineering byDesign™ program is an example of our commitment to integrative STEM courses and programs. The partnership with intelitek to infuse robotics into a four-credit pathway program paves the way for a rigorous expansion to the comprehensive core program.”
intelitek’s Robotics Engineering and Automation™ program consists of two 36-week courses that deliver thorough and engaging STEM education. Built on the power of LearnMate™, intelitek’s e-learning platform, Robotics Engineering and Automation™, delivers comprehensive, standards-based instruction via relevant activities and compelling online curriculum. Packaged for 20- to 30-student classrooms, Robotics Engineering and Automation™ EbD™ Robotics PathwayExtension™ will include comprehensive LearnMate curriculum backed by the LearnMate™ learning management system (LMS), easyC® programming software, Vex™ Robotics hardware, and two years of maintenance and support.
Brenda Quinn, the CEO of intelitek, said: “intelitek is extremely proud to enter this new partnership. It represents another milestone in our efforts to promote STEM education and encourage all students, especially women and minorities, to pursue careers in these fields.”
For more information, please contact ITEEA at email@example.com; 703-860-2100 or Michael Ogilvy,
VP Sales and Marketing, intelitek, Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org; 603-413-2620.
ITEEA Executive Director Speaks at Design Forum
Technology Educators are Leaders in Design Education
Source: andDESIGN, the online magazine for people interested in Design Education in K-12 schools, April 14, 2010, http://anddesignmagazine.blogspot.com/2010/04/technology-educators-are-leaders-in.html
Kendall Starkweather, Executive Director of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) was one of several technology educators represented at the IDEAS Forum on design education held at the National Building Museum, April 13, 2010.
Several of the technological literacy standards (appearing in the ITEEA document, Standards for Technological Literacy: Content for the Study of Technology [ITEA/ITEEA, 2000/2002/2007]) include design, and it runs as a thread throughout technology programs. The Technology Student Association (TSA) has several design events at its annual conference, and the Council on Technology Teacher Education (CTTE) is publishing an anthology in 2011 on the topic of creativity and design in technology education.
While much of the focus in technology education is on engineering design, technology educators are exploring ways to improve instruction in design thinking within their programs.
Do You Want to Make a Difference? You Don't Have to be a Teacher to Join ITEEA!
Do you want to make a difference in the technological education of our children? Do you believe in the importance of the “T” & “E” of STEM? Are you looking for resources that will help you further understand current and future trends within technology and engineering education?
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You don’t have to be a teacher to influence today’s students to become the technological leaders of tomorrow. Membership is available to any ADVOCATE of STEM education. Advocate Membership is just $40.00, and a NEW Professional Member can join for $60.00 (that is a 25% savings over the current rate of $80.00) This rate is available until JUNE 15! Sign up online and use STEM as your code.
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ITEEA looks forward to sharing the expertise and passion of our professional members with a community of leaders who want to provide a 21st century education for our children.
ITEEA Members on the Go
• Membership Matters...
To your peers
To your students
To future technological developments in our society
Here's what ITEEA member, Brian Lien, has to say about an ITEEA Membership:
"Why do I think students and teachers should join ITEEA? If you’re going to be a professional, you need to get active in your profession. Joining is the first step, but it’s also very important to get involved. There are a multitude of opportunities in which your professional association can use your expertise. You will be stretched at times, but you’ll always be surrounded by other willing professionals who are there to help you succeed. This is a sure-fire way to see your professional career change for the better."
• ITEEA Member Describes Becoming an Einstein Fellow
Follow the year-long experiences of Terrie Rust, an ITEEA member who has been chosen as an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow. www.iteea.org/Membership/mom.htm
ITEEA Council News
• ITEEA 2010 Council Officers
President: Cyndi Jones, VA
Director: Marlene Scott, VA
Secretary: Sharon Brusic, PA
VP for Programs: Robert “Bob” Claymier, DE
VP for Communications: Roger Skophammer, VA
Treasurer: Wendy Ku, CT
President: Edward M. Reeve, DTE, UT
Past President: Richard D. Seymour, IN
Vice President: Chris P. Merrill, IL
Secretary: Ivan T. Mosley, Sr., NC
Treasurer: John G. Wells, VA
President: Craig Clark, DTE, CT
Past President: John Brown, DTE, PA
President Elect: Steve Parrott, IL
Secretary Treasurer: Barry Burke, DTE, MD
ITEEA Board Representative: Gregory Kane, CT
*ITEEA's Council for Supervisors (CS) has recently undergone a name change – it is now the Council for Supervision and Leadership (CSL).
• TECA Winners in Charlotte
Congratulations to the following schools for their winning efforts in the TECA challenges at ITEEA’s Annual Conference in Charlotte:
TECA Technology Challenge
Ball State University
University of Wyoming/Casper College
Fitchburg State College
Teaching Lesson Contest
Fort Hays State University
Brigham Young University
California University of Pennsylvania
California University of Pennsylvania
Technologies Transportation Contest
California University of Pennsylvania
St. Petersburg College
University of Wisconsin-Stout
Fitchburg State University
St. Petersburg College
TECA Communication Contest
Illinois State University
California University of Pennsylvania
Students Design Exhibit to Honor New Hampshire Astronauts
Kingswood Regional High School students in New Hampshire recently dedicated an exhibit that they designed and built to honor New Hampshire astronauts. The centerpiece of the exhibit is a space shuttle main landing gear tire that flew in space on STS 92.
Over 50 students worked to make the exhibit a reality. Aerospace students researched shuttle systems, the STS 92 flight, and wrote to request autographed pictures of the astronauts. Engineering students designed the exhibit to meet certain criteria, while Metals Tech and Woodworking Tech students built the exhibit. The highlight of the dedication ceremony was a presentation by New Hampshire astronaut, Dr. Jay Buckey, who spoke about his flight on STS 90.
The space shuttle main landing gear tire is on loan to Kingswood and the Aviation Museum of NH where it will be placed on permanent display. Grants from the BG Harrison Thyng Chapter of the Air Force Association and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics paid the costs of shipping the tire to New Hampshire and materials for the display.
The National Center for Technological Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston launched the first issue of its new electronic newsletter, the NCTL ENews, on April 2, 2010. The purpose of this quarterly e-newsletter is to provide readers with the latest news from the National Center for Technological Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston. Some of the articles in this first issue included: Delaware's Winning Race to the Top Application Features NCTL Curriculum, NCTL Works with Congress on Engineering Education for Innovation Act, and ITEA Adds Engineering to ITEEA. For subscription information, contact email@example.com.
Contests and Challenges
• World's Largest Rocket Contest Finalists Revealed for May 15 "Fly Off"
The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) has announced the nation’s top 100 student rocketry teams that will compete in the final round of the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC). The eighth annual TARC – the world’s largest rocket contest – will take place Saturday, May 15, at Great Meadow in The Plains, VA. Qualifying teams of middle- and high-school students have the chance to earn $60,000 in scholarships and prizes. The list of finalists is available at www.rocketcontest.org.
TARC teams are challenged to design, build, and launch a model rocket with a raw-egg payload to an altitude of 825 feet and achieve a flight duration between 40 and 45 seconds. The rocket must return the egg safely and unbroken without using a parachute. The goal of the contest is to bolster student interest in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields and attract more young people into aerospace careers. For more information about TARC, visit www.rocketcontest.org.
• "Best in State" Announced in 2010 JETS TEAMS Engineering Competition
Student teams tackle global water challenge
More than 80 high schools from 42 states have been named “Best in State” winners in the JETS TEAMS engineering competition for 2010. This year, they tackled one of the world’s most pressing problems—the global water shortage, highlighted recently by the Haiti earthquake.
Themed, “Water, Water Everywhere,” the competition demonstrated to the more than 10,000 participating students around the country how engineers in various disciplines, including environmental engineers, civil engineers, and mechanical engineers, are involved in the protection and delivery of the world’s water supply.
One team in each level, Grades 9/10 and 11/12, from all participating states received this top honor as they participated in this one-day, two-part, team-based event that promotes the critical job-readiness skills of collaboration and critical problem solving. The “Best in State” teams will now vie for top national honors as “Best Overall” teams, to be announced later in April. The “Best Overall” teams will receive $2,500 for their schools, and the top ranked Grade 11/12 team will receive a three-night stay at the Walt Disney World Resort. To view all state rankings, please visit www.jets.org/teams.
Each year, JETS, through its TEAMS competition, provides students in Grades 9-12 with the opportunity to make real-world connections between math and science to engineering by solving actual engineering scenarios. For more information about TEAMS and other JETS engineering programs for America’s high school students, please visit www.JETS.org.
• Destination ImagiNation's Global Finals
Four-day event showcases the most talented teams and celebrates sponsors, partners, and exhibitors
Destination ImagiNation is getting into the celebration spirit early as it counts down to its final event called Global Finals, which runs May 26-29, 2010 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. Global Finals brings together 16,000 participants to showcase their solutions to Destination ImagiNation’s Challenges.
The 2010 Global Finals will include events created to showcase Destination ImagiNation’s sponsors and partners. Live video updates, interviews, and photos will be published all week long from the event and can be viewed at www.GlobalFinals.org.
• Science and Engineering Challenge Winners Announced
National science and engineering competition for third to sixth graders, funded by The National Science Foundation, selects three winning entries
Now in its second year, The Kids’ Science Challenge is a nationwide annual competition for 3rd to 6th graders to submit experiments and problems for a select group of scientists and engineers to solve. The winning students, chosen from more than 1600 entries, will collaborate with scientists and engineers to see their ideas come alive. The challenge is funded by the National Science Foundation and created by Jim Metzner, the award-winning producer of the Pulse of the Planet radio series. www.kidsciencechallenge.com
Nation's Employers Commit to Building a Stronger U.S. Workforce
The U.S. workforce of 2020 is in trouble, as current statistics show that students are falling behind. For example, the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress math tests found that fourth graders showed no signs of progress for the first time in many years, and eighth graders showed modest progress. Internationally, the 2006 Programme for International Student Assessment, which is the latest data available, found that American students ranked 21st out of 30 in science literacy and 25th out of 30 in math literacy.
On March 12 a group of organizations representing business and industry, large and small, announced they will join forces to address the growing challenges for America’s future workforce. The Business and Industry STEM Coalition announced its commitment to doubling the number of graduates with a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) to 400,000 from 200,000 by 2020.
Nearly 30 business and industry organizations representing more than 20 million employees have joined together to address the challenges for America’s workforce through a number of actions. They include developing an inventory of employment skills needed by business over the next 10 years, engaging employers to promote game-changing STEM programs in all 50 states, and improving attitudes of the general public toward STEM professionals. The business community is joined by advisory members from the federal Defense, Education, and Homeland Security departments, which also face shortages of highly skilled tech workers.
For more information about the Coalition, contact Daphne Dador at daphne.dador@aia‐aerospace.org or Britt Bommelje at BBommelje@NDIA.org.
ITEEA Partners with Triangle Coalition for Education Policy Conference
October 21-22, 2010
The Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education is partnering with ITEEA to present its Annual Conference on STEM Education Policy on October 21-22, 2010 in Washington, DC at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel. The conference will focus on the key issues confronting education leaders at all levels. The theme of this year’s conference is “STEM Innovation…Leveraging Government, Education, and Business.” It will focus on the transition from policy to practice, with panel discussions on Congress’s legislative agenda, the Administration’s education priorities, the implications of these issues to the various Federal Agencies with STEM education programs, and how state and local education leaders can build on these policies and influence educational excellence in their communities. The conference will conclude with attendees making visits to Capitol Hill to meet with Congressional delegates to discuss these key issues.
All Triangle Coalition members are eligible to receive a 20% discount on registration. All early-birds who register before September 1st will save 10% on the cost of registration. To register or to find out more information about the conference, visit the conference webpage. While you are in town, make plans to attend the Inaugural USA Science and Engineering Festival and Expo to be held on the National Mall on Saturday and Sunday October 23-24.
Source: Triangle Coalition Electronic Bulletin, April 15, 2010 - Volume 16, Number 15 Online Version
ITEEA Institutional Member, Carnegie Mellon, Releases ROBOTC2.0®...
...Programming Language for Educational Robots
Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Academy announces the release of ROBOTC2.0®, a programming language for robots and an accompanying suite of training tools that are easy enough for elementary students to use, but powerful enough for college-level engineering courses. Like the original, this latest version of ROBOTC is an implementation of the industry-standard C programming language and has a modern programming environment that can grow as students move from elementary through college-level robot programming. ROBOTC2.0 includes significant improvements, however, including a new graphical user interface (GUI) modeled after Microsoft’s popular Visual Studio programming environment. It also boasts a unique, interactive real-time debugger that operates with either a wired or wireless connection to a PC.
ROBOTC supports the most popular robot platforms used in schools and in student competitions such as FIRST. It is the only programming language that works for the LEGO Mindstorms RCX and NXT systems as well as the Innovation First VEX and Cortex systems. ROBOTC also is being developed to support additional platforms. Programs written in ROBOTC for one robotic system can be easily adapted to another supported platform.
Information about ROBOTC2.0 is available at www.robotc.net/ as well as the Robotics Academy website, www.education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/. ROBOTC users can obtain free upgrades to 2.0 at these sites.
The Robotics Academy, which is part of Carnegie Mellon’s renowned Robotics Institute, develops techniques and tools that help K-12 teachers use robots to teach science and mathematics and to inspire students to consider careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
• April 22: Kids Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Earth Day April 22, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the earth's environment. Meet Me At The Corner (MeetMeAtTheCorner.org), a kids' virtual field-trip website, is celebrating with a podcast about hiking and bird watching in Colorado Springs' Aiken Canyon Preserve. The episode also includes a variety of activities and interviews intended to promote environmental interest among kids all year long. MeetMeAtTheCorner.org combines the content that educators and parents trust with the delivery method that today's kids embrace.
To help localize the content, MeetMeAtTheCorner.org's "Learning Corner" provides parents and teachers with a variety of episode-specific resources, activities, and guided questions that meet national- and state-based educational standards. Meet Me At The Corner also suggests ways kids can actively participate in Earth Day...on April 22 and all year long.
• Support Earth Day!
NASA is doing a fun survey for Earth Day. Put in your two-cents worth at www.nasa.gov/externalflash/earthday/. Tell the world what you do to help our planet. NASA wants participants from everywhere! There is also a link to it from Climate Kids, http://climate.nasa.gov/kids. It’s one of the three changing slides on the home page.
• Classrooms Can Connect With NASA for Earth Day
How can you and your family help protect our planet? How does NASA study Earth’s changing climate? Two new online activities from the NASA/JPL Education Office give classes the opportunity to share their ideas and submit questions to a scientist.
An interactive form and map allow users to submit their thoughts about how they can help Earth, see comments from other participants, and print a certificate that includes a factoid explaining how NASA studies Earth. Users have the option to include their school name or their first name.
This activity in now online at www.nasa.gov/externalflash/earthday/.
Students can also participate in a live chat on Earth Day, April 22, 2010, at 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT. NASA/JPL atmospheric scientist Mike Gunson will take questions for one hour in a text-based Web chat. Classes may pose questions during the live chat or email questions in advance. An effort will be made to answer as many questions as possible.
Details about the chat may be found at www.nasa.gov/connect/chat/earthday-20100422.html.
Questions for the chat may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, April 21, 6 p.m. EDT/3 p.m. PDT.
Visit http://education.jpl.nasa.gov for teacher resources, space games, and student/faculty programs.
Teachers may follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/NASAJPL_Edu.
Students interested in internship information may join us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NASAJPLStudents.
• On the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day: The Rise of the Environmental Movement Profiled in New Special From PBS
Earth Days details the people and events that shape our views of the environment
It is now all the rage in the Age of Al Gore and Obama, but can you remember when everyone in America was not “Going Green”? Visually stunning, vastly entertaining, and awe-inspiring, Earth Days looks back to the dawn and development of the modern environmental movement—from its postwar rustlings in the 1950s and the 1962 publication of Rachel Carson’s incendiary bestseller Silent Spring, to the first wildly successful 1970 Earth Day celebration and the subsequent firestorm of political action. Earth Days releases on both Blu-ray and DVD on April 20, to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. To order a copy of Earth Days please call (800) PLAY-PBS or visit shopPBS.org.
• New Book: KICK the Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World
Enhanced geothermal systems could answer energy question: Expert explains how limitless renewable energy exists right under our feet
The discourse on green energy almost always includes the upside of how great it is for the environment and the downside of how much it will cost. With a stalled Green energy movement that seems to have convinced few people that it can actually replace our dependence on fossil fuels, Tom Rand thinks it’s time to move the goal posts. An engineer who is also a venture capitalist who puts his money where his mouth is, his challenge is simple: America can either pioneer green energy as an investment that will pay off for centuries to come, or wind up paying someone else for the same solutions down the road.
That’s why Rand thinks that Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) is one solution that we should not overlook. KICK the Fossil Fuel Habit: 10 Clean Technologies to Save Our World, from Greenleaf Book Group (www.ecotenpublishing.com).
New Book: The Design of Design
Effective design is at the heart of everything, from software development to engineering to architecture. But what do we really know about the design process? What leads to effective, elegant designs? Fred Brooks has just released a new book, The Design of Design, that answers these questions.
This new book contains extraordinary insights for designers in every discipline. Brooks pinpoints the constants inherent to all design projects and uncovers processes and patterns most likely to lead to excellence. Drawing on the observations and intuitions of dozens of exceptional designers, as well as his direct experiences in several design domains, Brooks argues convincingly that bold design decisions lead to better outcomes.
The author tracks the evolution of the design process, delves into complex systems based on distributed design, and illuminates what makes a truly great designer. He examines the nuts and bolts that affect all design processes, including budget and other constraints, aesthetics, design empiricism, and tools, and then grounds this discussion in his own real-world examples—case studies ranging from home construction to IBM’s Operating System/360. Throughout the book, Brooks reveals the keys to success that every designer, design project manager, and design researcher should know.
Book Page: www.informit.com/title/9780201362985
New Partnership Brings the Joys of Manufacturing to Kids Across the Country
Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT) and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) Develop National Youth Summer Manufacturing Camp Program
A landmark partnership between two organizations is pioneering the effort to inspire tomorrow’s inventors, engineers, manufacturers, and entrepreneurs, and addresses a dire need to fill skilled labor positions in this country.
Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs (NBT), The Foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl. (FMA), and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE), have joined forces to develop a national program that builds on NBT’s successful summer manufacturing camp blueprint.
In 2010, 18 NACCE-member community colleges throughout the United States will offer NBT summer manufacturing camps targeting youth at the critical level of secondary education, exposing them to math, science, engineering, and entrepreneurship principles, while having the opportunity to see the technology being used in the industry.
Camp participants use technology to create a product from start to finish, providing them practical manufacturing experience in 3D design, computer numerical control (CNC) programming, welding, machining, and more, while learning product creation, problem solving, entrepreneurship, and team building. Visits to area manufacturers provide an up-close look at products being made as well as career advice and inspiration from the entrepreneurs who run the companies.
Interested youth may learn how to sign up for a camp in their area by visiting www.nutsandboltsfoundation.org/Grants.
From NASA Education
• Bring the Excitement of Robotics and the STS-131 Space Shuttle Mission Into the Classroom
On her first spaceflight, astronaut, educator, and ITEEA member Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger operated the space shuttle's robotic arm. She is a mission specialist on the STS-131 space shuttle mission that this week visited the International Space Station. Visit NASA.gov to keep your students informed about the STS-131 mission to the International Space Station. A page for educators is available with information about the space shuttle, the astronauts, educational resources, multimedia, interactive features, NASA Kids' Club, articles, and news updates. Access the STS-131 page for educators at the following location: www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/sts131-index.html
• Celebrate Space Day With Events Nationwide
This year’s official Space Day celebration takes place on May 7. And the fun continues on May 8, 2010, with the Space Day Family Day event taking place in Washington, DC.
Since its launch in 1997, the Space Day educational initiative, which takes place on the first Friday of each May, has evolved into a massive grassroots effort dedicated to the extraordinary achievements, benefits, and opportunities in the exploration and use of space. The ultimate goal is to promote math, science, technology, and engineering education by nurturing young people's enthusiasm for the wonders of the universe and inspiring them to continue the stellar work of today's space explorers. Space Day Family Day will take place at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, on May 8, 2010, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Last year, over 36,000 kids, parents, and museum visitors enjoyed hands-on educational activities hosted by Lockheed Martin, NASA, and the National Air and Space Museum.
To find Space Day events taking place in your neighborhood, visit www.spaceday.org/index.php/View-Events.html.
To learn more about Space Day and explore resources and lesson plans, visit www.spaceday.org/.
• NASA’s Education Robotics Website
Innovation, creativity, problem solving—the world of robotics at NASA is all of these things. Bookmark this one-stop shop on NASA.gov for news about robotics for educators and students. Check out the things to do on the site to see if robotics might be in your future. www.nasa.gov/education/robotics
• New Robotics Module in NASA’s Do-It-Yourself Podcast
NASA uses robots in the form of aircraft, arms, space probes, and telescopes. These robots do everything from explore the solar system to build new rockets. Your students can create a podcast about robots using NASA audio and video clips, images, and information. NASA Education's newest DIY Podcast topic module is entitled "Robots." This module features NASA robotic systems engineer Fernando Zumbado discussing robots and how NASA uses them. The module's 22 video clips include Mars rover animation and B-roll footage of several NASA robots. The Robots module also has 11 audio clips. Students download these NASA multimedia materials and edit them with their own recordings and narration to create a podcast. Students can build multimedia projects, while teachers meet national education standards. A companion blog offers tips and suggestions for incorporating the DIY Podcast into the classroom. To learn more and to start making podcasts, visit www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/diypodcast/index.html.
• New Educational Games Available at NASA.gov
NASA has introduced four new educational games geared toward students in Grades K-8.
- Build Your Own Space Mission – Grades K-2: In this interactive game, students choose a scientist, laboratory, spacecraft, and destination as they design their own space mission. After packing the spacecraft into a rocket, they watch it blast off to their destination of choice. www.nasa.gov/externalflash/edu_game/
- Astro-Matic 3000 – Grades K-8: Use the Astro-Matic 3000 to learn how much you would weigh or how old you would be if you lived on another planet. Students also learn facts about each planet. www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/
- Let’s Fly Away Airplane Dodecahedron – Grades K-8: In the interactive version, students click and drag the dodecahedron to see NASA aircraft. They also can read about the aircraft and print full-color pictures or a coloring page: www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/clubhouse/Lets_Fly_Away.html
In the Build Your Own activity, students print, color, and construct their own dodecahedron featuring 12 different NASA aircraft:
- Put It Together Puzzle – Grades K-6: In this interactive online game, students build online puzzles of NASA pictures. www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/topnav/materials/listbytype/Put_It_Together.html
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