As well as authoring books on future learning, one of my great joys has been to work with ISSET to inspire young people to world on world-class collaborations with NASA.
Applications are now open to join the International Space School Education Trust’s (ISSET) NASA Space Challenge to have teams of pupils design and project manage an experiment to be included on the schedule of the International Space Station. The winning team internationally will enjoy an all-expenses paid expedition to the Kennedy Space Center to witness the launch of their experiment to the International Space Center!
As a taster of the support NASA give the project, here is a link to their experiment pages: https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/station/research/experiments_category
The clock is now ticking for applications, and, as an ambassador for the International Space Station Education Trust, I have managed to negotiate a discount off the normal price of entry to the competition.
In previous years schools have set the challenge to include large numbers of pupils in both primary and secondary phases and the first winners, who were chosen by NASA scientists as having a particularly innovative experiment were from Y6 and Y7 of a primary and secondary school in South Wales who completed the Challenge as part of their transition from primary to secondary school.
Other schools have constituted teams from across a particular year group, or have used the Challenge as part of their gifted and talented programme.
There are a number of options to supplement your central experiment Challenge, right up to having a former astronaut visit your school to share their experiences.
The person to speak to if you would like to take your interest forward is Chris Barber, the CEO of ISSET. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget to quote the discount code: DH5
Best wishes and good luck,
David Hughes MA NPQH ADEM