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Teacher attends space academy

During the week of June 18-24, Francis Howell School District teacher Amy Howell attended the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama.

Howell, a Spectra facilitator at Henderson Elementary, attended the space academy to learn more about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields and activities she can bring back to the classroom.

Howell and her fellow campers had the opportunity to participate in many hands-on and team-building activities throughout the week, including creating an Ablation Heat Shield to simulate the tiles on the space shuttle. They also took part in several simulations – experiencing anti-gravity and center gravity, changing solar panels in a lunar mission and working in mission control in a space shuttle.


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