ARISS Weekly Status Report – 1/23/2023

January 17: The ARISS Team received a report on Montross (VA) Middle School students who enjoyed exciting preparations for their ARISS contact targeted for mid-April. The school’s science curriculum provides students with lessons on sound waves, our solar system, and aspects of the ISS, among other things.  Last semester the school sponsored a science fair … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 1/23/2023

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 01/09/2023

Late December:  Last fall, the faculty at Brentwood Magnet Elementary School of Engineering in Raleigh, NC developed engineering challenges for the semester that tied into the school’s upcoming ARISS contact.  The 412 students focused on engineering related to space exploration and here are examples. Students experienced the engineering/design process as they created and tested prototypes … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 01/09/2023

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 12/28/2022

December 8: Youth enrolled in Junior School Leidschenveen (JSL), part of The British School (BSN) in The Hague, Netherlands spoke to Josh Cassada during their ARISS radio contact; he answered 16 questions. The girls and boys were thrilled and he took particular care to speak slowly and clearly to the youngest ones. BSN offered the … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 12/28/2022

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 12/12/2022

November 30: On a celebratory note, ARISS has now achieved the significant milestone of supporting and completing 1,500 ARISS school contacts around the world!  Our report last week described the 1,500th ARISS contact, which was hosted by the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University in Kaliningrad, Russia.  The ARISS Team is proud of this major achievement! … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 12/12/2022

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 12/5/2022

November 28: Students at West Ferris Intermediate Secondary School in North Bay, ON, Canada will never forget their ARISS radio contact where they asked questions of Koichi Wakata. He answered 14 questions that had been selected out of 160 submitted by students who were in the audience. The ARISS contact was covered by Bay Today online … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 12/5/2022

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/28/2022

November 22:  Students from 63 schools in 12 nation states in the Caribbean and Central America engaged in an ARISS radio contact and related lessons. This was done with the backing of the Disaster Fighters (a group that hosts a communications platform with a goal to improve natural disaster preparedness and build resilience), NASA, and … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/28/2022

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/21/2022

October 14:  ARISS educator Joanne Michael gave a 90-minute presentation at an annual conference sponsored by the California Association of Science Educators in Palm Springs, CA. Through the conference’s proceedings, the organization aimed to “answer the national academies' Call to Action for Science Education for better, more equitable science education.” Joanne’s talk, titled "Capturing Students' Wonder and Curiosity, … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/21/2022

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/14/2022

November 4: Harel Educational Campus in Holon, Israel hosted an ARISS contact, giving students a chance to talk with Josh Cassada. He answered 14 questions. A crowd of 200 watched the contact activity including a news reporter who covered the story for Israeli TV Channel 13. More Harel students viewed the livestream. The school, comprised … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/14/2022

ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/07/2022

November 1: Students at the Five Bridges Junior High School in Stillwater Lake, NS, Canada have been immersed the last several months in preparation for their ARISS contact, researching the solar system, space, and black holes, and growing plants from seeds that had been flown in space. Youth excitement was high last week when the … Continue reading ARISS Weekly Status Report – 11/07/2022