Cubes in Space

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    Cubes in Space

    2017-2018

     

    Cubes in Space™ a program by idoodledu inc., in collaboration with NASA’s Langley Research Center, NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and Colorado Space Grant Consortium, offers global design competitions for students 11-18 years of age to develop STEAM-based experiments for launch into space.

     Used in formal or informal learning environments, students and educators are exposed to engaging online content and activities in preparation for the design and development of an experiment to be integrated into a small cube. Throughout the experience, students develop key 21st century skills; communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

     Since 2014, Cubes in Space has flown over 400 experiments representing 1500 educators and over 20,000 students from 57 different countries. This year thousands of students from countries around the world participated and proposed experiments for a space on a NASA sounding rocket or high-altitude scientific balloon mission.  Only a select number of experiments were selected for flight.

     The experiments will be launched via sounding rocket on June 21, 2018 from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia or by high-altitude scientific balloon in August-September 2018 from NASA’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Ft. Sumner, New Mexico.  Anyone interested can attend the sounding rocket launch at the Visitor's Center or they can view the launch as it is streamed for live-viewing on NASA's UStream Channel.  There will be a live broadcast of the balloon flight through NASA's UStream Channel.

    For more information about Cubes in Space, please visit www.cubesinspace.com or www.idoodldedu.org

     

    The following EASD experiments will be flown into space, representing 13 students:

    Bear Creek:

    The Effect of UV Radiation on Vitamin C

    Emily Phillips & Julia Laszakovits- Balloon

    Will Soap Expand in Space Due to Heat and the Time Spent in Space?

    Nathan Merlo, Trevor Merlo, Bradley Kreider, & Aidan Blyler- Rocket

    Wax LED Protection From the Harsh Rocket Vibration During Launch

    Jaycen Conrad & Gabriel Rottet- Rocket 

    NASA’s Space Suit Fabric vs Normal Everyday Clothing Fabrics, Which One is Stronger?

    Lillia Alvarez, Olivia Nilsen, & Katie Kimmel- Rocket

    Lavender Sponge in Space

    Rowan Meiser & Autumn Pantanella- Rocket 

     

    2016-2017

    Cubes in Space™ a program by idoodledu inc., in collaboration with NASA’s Langley Research Center, NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and Colorado Space Grant Consortium, offers global design competitions for students 11-18 years of age to develop STEAM-based experiments for launch into space.

     Used in formal or informal learning environments, students and educators are exposed to engaging online content and activities in preparation for the design and development of an experiment to be integrated into a small cube. Throughout the experience, students develop key 21st century skills; communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.

     Since 2014, Cubes in Space has flown nearly 400 experiments representing 1500 educators and over 20,000 students from 57 different countries. This year nearly 600 educators and thousands of students from 39 countries participated and proposed experiments for a space on a NASA sounding rocket or high-altitude scientific balloon mission.  A total of 160 experiments were selected and were designed by students from Australia, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Serbia, the United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, the and the United States of America.  

     The experiments will be launched via sounding rocket in late June 2017 from NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia or by high-altitude scientific balloon in late summer 2017 from NASA’s Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Ft. Sumner, New Mexico.  For more information about Cubes in Space, please visit www.cubesinspace.com or www.idoodldedu.org

     

    The following EASD experiments were flown into space, representing 7 students:

     High School:

     
    Rubber in Space (The Effect of UV Radiation and Temperature Fluctuation on Rubber) - Balloon
    Adam Evans, Caleb Gerber, Jake Sevcik, Ben Wohlbowne
     
    Analog vs. Digital - Rocket and Balloon
    Alexander Caylor
     
     
    Bear Creek:
     
    Cosmic Colors - Balloon
    Emma Creason, Elyse Hayden
     

     

    Cubes in Space 2015-2016

    Cubes in Space™, an idoodlelearning inc. program in collaboration with NASA’s Langley Research Center and Colorado Space Grant Consortium, offers global design competitions for students 11-18 years of age to develop STEM-based experiments for launch into space.

    This year, nearly 500 educators and thousands of students from 22 countries participated and proposed experiments for a space on a NASA sounding rocket or high-altitude scientific balloon mission, of which a total of 160 designs were selected.  

    Cubes in Space 2016 has selected experiments designed by students from Australia, Canada, South Africa, France, Germany, India, Mexico, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.  

    As for Bear Creek, we had 6 of our experiments selected for 7 of the 180 total slots (one experiment will fly on both the rocket and the balloon).  Each group of students designed and submitted a diagram and a proposal for an experiment that could fit inside a 4x4x4 cm clear, plastic cube to be flown into space on either a NASA sounding rocket or balloon.  The following experiments will be flown into space, representing 18 students:

     

    Oobleck Space Build - Rocket

    Matthew Sharp, Mitchell Garber, Logan Conrad, Patrick Boyer, Damian Tobias, and Carson Brantley

     Will It Protect? - Rocket

     Julia Sikora, Julia Nolt, Allison Evans, and Sam Ippolito

     Memory Mania - Rocket and Balloon

    Rylee Bender, Ana Spang, and Brieal Frey

     Kernel Experiment- Balloon

    Cohen Weaver

     Insulation in the Constellations- Rocket

    Ainsley Raybold

    Clothing Protection Project- Balloon

    Ella Dehmey, Makenna Locke, and Ellen Laszakovits

     

    Sounding Rocket Launch:  The sounding rocket launch will occur sometime between 6-10am on June 23rd (backup date of June 24th) at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.  Anyone interested can attend the launch at the Visitor's Center or they can view the launch as it is streamed for live-viewing on NASA's UStream Channel.  

    Balloon Launch:  For the NASA balloon launch, they will be launching from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility in Ft. Sumner, New Mexico in mid-August.  The launch of the balloon can be delayed for several days since they need to have perfect weather conditions from the surface all the way through 1,000+ feet.  There will be a live broadcast through NASA's UStream Channel.

     

    For more information about Cubes in Space, please visit www.cubesinspace.com or at www.idoodlelearning.com