A group of OPS middle and high school students and teachers spent some time this summer learning about life in space during a two-week intensive program known as the Space Discovery Institute, offered by the Space Foundation. Their days were packed with hands-on lessons in space exploration, science, technology, engineering and math principles. Students and teachers were taught similar content in separate classrooms, but interacted several times a day for certain activities and design challenges. The students also worked with teachers on brainstorming how the subjects can be incorporated into the OPS curriculum. The group completed activities such as micro gravity simulations, spacesuit design, lunar lander design, and star observation.
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