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The National Museum of Education's Involvement
(formerly the Partnership for America's Future)
Our office was hustling about in preparation for Space
Day activities in Washington, DC. One of the things
we are most excited about is the Design Challenges
program. The Design Challenges offer classrooms
a chance for true creative and
scientific problem solving, something we at the Museum
have always endorsed. We are encouraging teachers in
our area and around the country to sign up for Design
Challenges and bring the excitement of Space Day
to your classroom.
Fly to the Future – build a model aircraft
of the future.
Planetary Explorers – design
a model spacecraft that can fly on Earth as well as
another planet or moon in our solar system.
Watt Power! – help save our planet’s
resources by developing a working model of an aircraft
that uses a renewable energy source.
John Glenn announced
Freida J. Riley Teacher Award, presented by the Christopher
Columbus Fellowship Foundation.
We are extremely enthusiastic about the Freida J. Riley
Teacher Award recipient. Senator and astronaut John
Glenn announced the award during the Space Day festivities.
This is one part of
Space Day we are especially looking forward to. The
award is administered by the National Museum of Education
and funded by the Christopher Columbus Foundation. To
learn more about the Freida J. Riley Award, click here.