|My Week at NASA||Extreme Heat||My Visit to N.A.S.A.|
Learning More About Solar Flares
I have learned a lot of things here at NASA.
I have met a lot of interesting people. The first person I met on Monday
was Ms. Stokes. She seems like a very nice person! I did get a chance to
interview other people like Dr. Jo, Dr. Swartz, and Ms.Peters. I learned
infomation about the Sun. I learned about Solar Flares and now I know that
Solar Flares are explosions that are happening on the Sun.
On March 11, 1999 we intervied one more person.
His name is David Linard. He is a Aeronautical engineer who builds Sounding
rockets which are twelve foot rockets that launch spacecrafts into space.
Then we built rockets and lanched them with water and alka-seltzer. My
only regret to NASA is that my trip to NASA only lasted for one week.
Our Visit to SUNBEAMS
My sixth grade class at Bunker Hill Elementary had the opportunity to go to NASA GSFC for the week of March 8-12, 1999. Our main focus was to learn as much as we could about the Sun. We learned about spectroscopy, which is spliting light into emission lines. We had a chance to interview different people who work at Goddard. The coordinator Mrs. Stokes, treated us with great generosity. I also went to The Testing and Integration Facility, where we were given a tour of the facility.
My class also built two spectroscopes, two
telescopes, a sounding rocket, a spacecraft and some minor rockets. We
went to five differrent stations where we collected as much data as we
could on the Sun. We saw an interesting video called "Colors of the Sun".
There are so many important facts to learn about the Sun. I encourage everyone
to learn about the Sun. There are so many things to be learned about the
universe. NASA was the most educational experience of a lifetime.
Gases of the Sun
Did you know that there are 8 types of gases
on the sun? There names are Silicon, Helium, Manganese, Iron, Nickle, Chromiun,
Aluminum, and Magnesium. Do you know what the visible colors of the sun
are? They are Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, and Violet. If
you would like to know more about NASA. Go to the Air and Space Museum.
This week we had a chance to go to NASA.
We experienced a lot of new things. We learned a lot about the Sun. We
learned what instruments go on a spacecraft. On Thursday we built 2 telescopes,
2 spectrographs, a rocket, and a spacecraft, but it wasn't real. I had
a lot of fun at NASA . I hope we get a chance to come back!
What I have learned from NASA is that the
sun has weather that is trubliant and dynamic, provoking the cosmic equivalant
of winds, clouds, waves, precipation, and storms. I also learned this past
week that there are symbols for Earth, which is a circle with a cross in
it and for the solor sun, it is a circle with a dot in it. The sun is about
10,000 degrees of heat! When you look at the sun it looks like it is in
one place but it rotates while you are looking at it. Did you know that
liquid nitrogen is 130 degrees below 0. If you were to put your hand in
a jar of liquid nitrogen, your hand would snap.
What I Learned about the Sun
Hello people of the world! You're on this
web site because you like science or engerineering . Well I went to NASA
for a whole week and it was great! I built a spacecraft with a group that
went up to space and got information from the sun. I learned new words,
and I interviewed many people with jobs at NASA. I got a free notebook
to keep my infomation in and I watched a movie called "Colors of the Sun"
. Did you know the sun was 10,000 degrees hot ! That's what I learned and
like I said I had a great time!
I went with my 6th grade class on a exploration to NASA Goddard Space flight Center. While we were there, we learned about a spectrograph - which is an instrument that uses light or other electromagnetic radiation and its componet's wavelenths record the results photographically. Also a sunspot - which is a temporary disturbed area in the solor photosphere that appears dark because it is colder than the surrennding areas. It occurs in pairs.
My favorite part of the exploration to NASA's
GSFC was when we built a model telescope, spectograph, soundingrocket,
and a coronograph. I also learned about SOHO the solor and heliosphere
observatory and what happened to it in space.
The Solar System
This week at NASA was great, but the week got messed up by the snow. I learned new things about the Solar System, planets, Sun, spectroscopy, solar structures, solar missions, the colors of the Sun and special machines. The sun is a spectacular star, if I could, I would like to live there, just because of the great sights. But my favorite planet is Neptune because of it's color. This week at NASA was a BRAND new expierience for me, and I had a great time at my five (5) day stay at NASA, I really hope that I will have another expierience at NASA.
During my week at NASA I participated in
the SUNBEAMS program, it was exciting and interesting . I learned interesting
facts about to a building and saw a model of a spacecraft . Afterwards
we interviewed a Thermal Engeener, an Astrophysicist, (an Aernautical Engeener
etc.). Also during our week at NASA we built a spectroscope, telescopes,
a spacecraft, and a sounding rocket. That we launched . I enjoyed my educational,
intellectual, and exciting week at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.
Our Class Trip to NASA
THE NASA EXPERIENCE
On the third day of our mission it snowed
and we could not go to school, but with a little teamwork and determination
our mission launched on Thursday into space. It brought back a lot of data.
I would like to thank my teacher Ms.Talbot for escorting us and helping
us. I would like to thank Mrs. Allen for organizing our trip to NASA and
making our mission run, and Mrs. Stokes for leading us to success and help
to bring in some special guest. Also a thank you to the speakers.
My Visit to N.A.S.A.
On Tuesday we went over what we did on Monday in the morning meeting. We were divided into five groups. The groups were: Solar Structures, Solar Missions, Sun 101, Between the Earth and the Sun, and there was a movie called ''Colors of the Sun''. We interviewed Dr. Jeff Brosious and Dr. Frank from the Netherlands.
On Thursday we had morning meeting. Then we were split into six groups. We had to put together a sounding rocket, a spacecraft, little rockets, a telescope, a coronascope, and two spectroscopes. We launched the little rockets with water and alka-seltzer. After lunch we interviewed David Linard. Then we had to do worksheets and went home.
I had a lot of fun at NASA. I learned a lot
of things from my experience at N.A.S.A.
WHILE ME AND OTHER STUDENTS WERE AT NASA,
WE INTERVIEWED PEOPLE WHO WORKED AT NASA. SOME WERE ASTROPHYSICISTS, SOME
WERE ENGINEERS. AT NASA, WE BUILT OUR OWN SPACECRAFT AND PUT TELESCOPES,
SPECTROSCOPES AND MANY OTHER THINGS ON THE SPACECRAFT. YESTERDAY, AT NASA
ME AND MY OTHER CLASSMATES INTERVIEWED A MAN NAMED DAVID LINARD. HE WAS
AN ENGINEER TECHNICHIAN. MR. LINARD BROUGHT BACK THINGS FROM SPACE LIKE
A FIN WHICH IS A PIECE OF MEDAL ON THE SIDE OF A SPACECRAFT. HE ALSO BROUGHT
BACK A TELESCOPE AND SOME THINGS THAT I CAN'T EVEN NAME. BUT, IN MY OPINION,
I THINK INTERVIEWING WAS THE BEST PART BECAUSE WE GOT TO MEET NEW PEOPLE.
WHILE WE WERE AT NASA, I SAW THE MOTHER OF A FORMER STUDENT AND A SISTER
WHO GOES TO BUNKER HILL. I FOUND OUT THAT SHE WORKED AT A PLACE WHERE THEY
MAKE A BLANKET FOR SPACECRAFTS. NASA WAS VERY FUN AND EXCITING. I HOPE
THAT ALL THE CHILDREN IN THE UNITED STATES ENJOY IT .
My Favorite Day At NASA
This week at NASA was interesting and exciting.
I had lots of fun and learned alot! For instance, Do you know what a corona
is? A corona is something very hot surrounding the sun. The corona consists
of a highly rarefied gas with a temperature of one million degrees. Well
anyway, there are alot of other things about the sun like it's sunspots.
A sunspot is an area seen on the sun as a dark spot on the photosphere
of the sun. Did you know that you could put up to 109 earths on the surface
of the sun? On Thursday at NASA we split up into groups. The group that
I was in made a coronagraph. A coronagraph is a telescope that observes
the sun's corona. Other groups made sounding-rockets and telescopes. This
week at NASA was very fun and I learned alot!
Being at NASA
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