High School Classes
Astrobiology for Secondary Classrooms (ASC)
Astrobiology in Secondary Classrooms (ASC) is an interdisciplinary astrochemistry curriculum developed as part of the education and public outreach program of the Goddard Center for Astrobiology (GCA). GCA assembled this team to develop an activity guide for teachers, based on national science standards that would connect astrobiology research at Goddard to the classroom. The activities explore the fundamental questions of astrobiology and investigate the role comets may have played in supplying the raw material for the origin of life on Earth. Students will use problem-solving strategies to apply chemistry to cometary science, the electromagnetic spectrum, space travel, and other important secondary school concepts. (read more).
GeoRobotic Analytical Sampling Project (GRASP)
What does the extinct cephalopod, a squid-like animal with a long cylindrical shell, and fossils of saber-tooth cats have in common? They are both found in the Badlands of South Dakota and Nashville Tennessee. What do these locations have in common for high school students? Teens in both locations are part of project GRASP designed to help them learn not only about fossils and the geologic history of the Earth but how scientists use robots to analyze rocks and soil samples in the exploration of the Solar System. (read more).
Engineers to Tomorrow (EoT)
EOT's mission is to provide secondary school students in Middle Tennessee with unique opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). We do this through forming collaborations among professionals, experts, educators, parents, and students that will not only provide access to opportunity, but ignite desire and motivation to pursue dreams. Robotics Team 1890 successfully competed in the regional FIRST Robotics Competition in 2006 and 2007. (read more).