Space for Teachers is working with Twiggs Space Lab to make real, affordable microgravity research accessible to all classrooms. The ZQube platform is developed for the Embedded Teacher parabolic flight program, designed for ease of global collaboration, video, and data sharing. The ZQube's small, modular design is made to fit existing spaces onboard ZERO-G, orbital and suborbital transportation systems, and the ISS.
The UT Center for Space Research STEM Enhancement of Earth Science (SEES) program is a nationally recognized NASA Internship for 11th and 12th grade students. By partnering with the Embedded Teacher Program and Twiggs Space Lab, SEES offers a competitive selection process to fly four students and their research on board G-FORCE ONE. In addition, all students work in teams to develop ZQube microgravity experiments, flown on a teacher flight. Data and video are shared out to students and school districts post flight.
Follow a teacher and students as they design, build, and ultimately fly experiments in microgravity. Through the Embedded Teacher Program, Mrs. Murali challenges her students and prepares for parabolic flight. This film highlights the extraordinary efforts of educators to bring opportunity to underserved students, and the programs making it possible.
Produced by Suzanne Jurva.
Dr. Kevin Crosby and Microgravity Students
Water Movement in Lunar and Martian Regolith, Salado Middle School. Salado, TX
Effects of Microgravity on Plant-Disease Interactions. Salado Middle School. Salado, TX
Administering IV's in Microgravity, Frank Long Elementary, Hinesville GA
Testing the P51 Molecular Fluorescence Viewer in Microgravity, Frank Long Elementary, Hinesville GA
Sponsorship and donation of DataBot sensors for multiple projects
CO2 Distribution in Microgravity, Glenn Hills M Middle School, Glendale WI