What a fun way to wrap up our Space Systems Module! Rise high students visited MiSci’s Challenger Simulation Center, and participated in the simulation called ‘Rendezvous with a Comet’. Half of the group was at the control station. The other half was in space. In this mission they explored a comet that was approaching Earth’s orbit. They finished the assembly of a probe and launch it to reach the moment while using scientific, decision-making, problem
Rise High students were the directors, animators, and engineers to their own story, and that they can convert into a video game. What fun stories our students created doing coding today! Their creativity is limitless. Thank you Ms. Deb Lee for the fun session, and thank you Clarkson University Capital District Campus for hosting us!
What a great session we had at Schenectady County Community College with the RPI Engineering Ambassadors! As we learned about the Solar System, the students got to build their own Solar System model; identify the ‘unknown’ planets by relative weight that represented gravitational pull; and the effect of meteorite diameter, mass, and travel distance on the size of a crater’s depth and diameter. We also learned about life in space, and the students got to engineer their own
We initiated our module on Space Systems at SCCC! Once we learned about comets, the RPI Engineering Ambassadors helped the students make their own comets that mimicked the key components present in real comets. Cool stuff! The students also learned about rockets and followed a systematic approach to getting the right conditions to make sure that their rocket reached the required height. Very important in a real life application. So much fun!
What a fantastic closure to our Energy module! Rise High students learned more about different ways to build circuits, and then worked on their final projects. They used the power-generating turbines that they had designed in past weeks to light up a city that they wired! Each team had to design the city so that important buildings, such as the hospital and the police station, did not lose power in case of a storm. Each