Joseph Phillip Loftus Jr. Mobile Museum
Joseph Phillip Loftus Jr. Mobile Museum

Currently scheduling schools for the 2019 school year for our Remote And Distant Interactive Online Sessions (RADIOS) These sessions will be live from Space Center Houston with an approved NASA curriculum that will supplement a students learning experience by creating a virtual and interactive session with current and retired NASA engineers.  For more information please contact James.loftus@JPLMuseum.org

Current Broadcast Content Schedule with Oregon Connections Academy (ORCA) and Space Center Houston (SCH) All times are in Pacific Standard Time: 10:00 AM on the dates listed below.

 

Schools. Organizations, Students who participate in this program must agree with the RADIOS rules listed below the calendar please scroll down to review.

 

 

September 2019

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

23


 

24

25

26

27

 

What to Wear When Out There

 

 

October 2019

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

21

22

LT

23

 

24

25

 

 

Seeing the World in a Whole New Way

 

 

 

November 2019

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

18


 

19

 

20

21

22 “Journey Through the Solar System”

 

 

December 2019

30

31

Winter break for students and teachers:  12/23/19 - 1/3/20

ORCA offices closed December 25, 2019 - January 1, 2020

 

 

 

January 2020

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

27


 

28

 

29

30

31

 

“Space in Motion with Newton’s Laws”

 

 

February 2020

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

24

25

 

26

27

28

“Careers in the Aerospace Industry”

 

 

 

March 2020

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

16


 

17

18

19

20

 

Air Pressure and Space Suits *Note the change due to spring break*

 

 

April 2020

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

20

21

 

22


 

23

24

 

Living on Mars

 

 

 

May 2020

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

25

Memorial Day

26

 

27

28

29

 

History of Crewed Space Flight

 

 

 

 

Remote and Distant Interactive Online Sessions (RADIOS) Rules 

 

 

These rules apply to all participating public/private/charter/home schools and students.  

 

  1. All teachers and schools will agree on content and schedule with sufficient time for JPLMuseum.org to schedule the broadcast from Space Center Houston(SCH) and coordinate with NASA Alumni League (NAL). 

  2. All questions submitted for answer shall be sent too JPLMuseum.org 10 days prior to broadcast for pre screening.  Approved questions will be submitted to SCH and if time allows will be answered by the SCH presenter live during the broadcast.  

  3. All participating students and teachers will fill out a questionnaire after each broadcast within 10 days and submit the answers to our website. The questions will be the following

 

1.) Did you as a student/teacher learn anything? Yes/No

2.) What did you learn? (50 words or less)

3.) Was the material presented relevant to what you are learning/teaching?  Yes/ No

4.) If relevant please explain: 50 words or less

5.) Would you like to participate in future sessions and how can we improve future sessions?

a.) if yes please explain why: 50 words or less.

 

IV. All participating schools shall coordinate with the Youth in Transition Director (YTD) to include those special needs students that the YTD deems appropriate to participate in this program. 

Any additional or special requirements needed for these students to participate shall be brought to JPLMuseum’s attention 14 days prior to broadcast. JPLMuseum.org will make every effort to accommodate 

their needs. 

 

V. JPLMuseum.org has the final decision on who and how many students participate in each broadcast session. That decision is final. Once JPLMuseum.org has determined the participating schools/students/organisation. JPLMuseum will reserve and reimburse SCH for the delivery of content on the date determined by mutual agreement.

 

 

VI.  All participating RADIOS teachers and classes may pick from the list of content listed below.  And provide JPLMuseum.org with a calendar listing the content and time and date for the content to be delivered. All classes and teachers must mutually agree to the broadcast content and times.

 

Content provided by Space Center Houston 

 

 

What to Wear When You're Out There | Grades K-2 |

30 Minute Session:

What do astronauts wear in space? In this interactive session, participants will learn about the parts of a spacesuit and how each piece functions in order to protect the astronaut in space. While viewing an actual spacesuit, participants will relate everyday items to the parts of a suit in order to better understand the science behind protecting astronauts.

Space in Motion with Newton’s Laws |

Grades 6-8 | 50 Minute Session:

How do objects move in space? Through interactive experiments and videos, participants will compare how objects move differently on Earth than in space. Learn about Isaac Newton and experience each of his three laws of motion in detail.

The Rocket’s Red Glare | Grades K-2 |

30 Minutes Session:

How do rockets launch into space? Participants will identify and explore the parts of a rocket and how each piece works together in order to get astronauts into space. To encourage hands-on learning, participants will build their own model rockets, while interacting with the instructor through the launch sequence. A question and answer session is included at the conclusion of the program.

Seeing the World in a Whole New Way |

Grades 7-12 | 50 Minute Session:

NASA has launched dozens of satellites into space that have a direct impact on our daily life. Explore how satellites provide information on weather, global warming, the U.S. census, law enforcement, natural disasters and even farming trends. Investigate how satellites and their Earth observations play a role in your everyday life.

Jump through the Solar System | Grades K-2 |

30 Minute Session:

What exactly is in our solar system? Participants will interactively explore the interesting facts about the sun, planets and their orbits. Through poems and songs, participants will gain basic knowledge about each planet and its place in the solar system.

Careers in the Aerospace Industry |

Grades 6-12 | 50 Minute Session:

What do scuba divers, doctors and engineers all have in common? They all can work at NASA! Astronauts may have high-profile NASA careers, but there are a variety of paths that lead to the aerospace industry. Explore the many options the aerospace industry has to offer. It is not all rocket science!

 

Journey through the Solar System | Grades 3-6 |

50 Minute Session:

What do we know about our solar system? Students will explore each of the eight planets through the eyes of NASA’s space probes. Participants will discover how NASA received information about our sun and planets. Participants will be engaged through interactive education games. A question and answer session is included at the conclusion of the program.

 

History of Crewed Space Flight | Grades 3-12 |

50 Minute Session:

How did the space program begin? Participants will take a look back in time at the start of the space program and travel forward through the history of crewed space flight. Students will view portions of Space Center Houston’s Starship Gallery as they view artifacts and spacecraft that helped us travel to space and the moon.

Air Pressure and Space Suits | Grades 3-8 |

50 Minute Sessions:

How do spacesuits protect astronauts from the dangers of space? Speeding at 28,000 miles per hour in the vacuum of space is risky business. Participants will explore Pascal’s Law through a series of vacuum chamber experiments in order to comprehend why pressurized spacesuits are important. Students will use the engineering design process to construct a spacesuit that will protect their balloon astronauts from a depressurization scenario.

Living on Mars | Grades 6-12 | 50 min

What will it take to live on the red planet? Participants will find out what Mars is like and how we plan to get astronauts to Mars and back. Discover what it will take to build a permanent habitat base on Mars.

Life on the ISS | Grades 3-12 |

50 Minute Session:

Is living in space just like life on Earth? Experience an astronaut’s home through Space Center Houston’s International Space Station Gallery. Through interactive demonstrations, students will observe how astronauts eat, sleep and adjust to space. Learn about zero gravity and its effect on astronauts in space.

 
 

 

 

 

 

2018 Rural Schools Educational Iniatitive Sponsors

Please contribute to our NEW RADIOS Program:

Remote And Distant Interactive Online Session.

We will be working with Oregon Connections Acedemy, Space Center Houston broadcasting live interactive session with active and retired NASA engineers targeting middle and high schools students to prepare them for a career in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. If your school would like to participate please contact James.Loftus@JPLMuseum.org

Thank you GardnerHouse Cafe' and Bed and Breakfast for the great food and place to stay

Fuel for the Spirit

Thanks you 10 Barrel for the  refreshments.

 

 

Transportation provided by Hillyers Ford & Santiam Motorsports

Thank you Hillyers Ford & Santiam Motorsports for being our transportation support

 

 

 

Powering young minds

Thank you Pacific Power.

 

 

Thanks for hosting our fundaiser event

Please contact us to schedule your science week event. We have several space artifacts that we can bring into your classroom for a unique learning experience.
Contact
James.Loftus@JPLMuseum.org

We would like to thank all those who made this program a success.  We are proud to announce that Norman Chaffee has awarded 3 high schools

that participated in our 2018 Rural Schools Initiative a 3 foot Saturn V Lego's Rocket Kit.  The schools are Bandon High School, Henley High School Klamath Falls, and Stayton High School.

 

JPLMuseum's Rural Schools Education Initiative is finished scheduling Norman Chaffee to speak at local rural high schools for 2018

 

Tentative Travel Agenda

 

October 6

Wolfgang's Taphouse

134 W. Washington Street Stayton, Oregon 97383

10 Barrel Take over fundraiser for JPLMuseum.org

4:00 PM to close

 
October 14
Arrive  In Oregon 
Norm and Kathie Chaffee arrive
 
 
October 15
Stayton High School  8:30 AM to 11:30 AM 
757 W. Locust Street, Stayton Oregon 97383
 
Jefferson High School  1:25 PM to 3:10 PM
2200 Talbot SE Jefferson Oregon, 97352
 
Santiam Hospital Auditorium  7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
1401 North 10th Ave Stayton Oregon 97383
Freres Auditorium
 
 
October 16
Regis High School 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM
550 West Regis Street Stayton Oregon
  
Village Home Education Resource Center Salem Campus 10:45 AM to 11:50 AM
215 Hrubetz Rd Salem Oregon
 
Lunch
 
Chemawa Indian School 1:00 PM to 3:15 PM
3700 Chemawa  Keizer Oregon
 
Meeting in Lake Oswego 4:15 PM
 
October 17
Sister high School 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
1700 McKinney Butte Rd. Sister Oregon 97759
 
Worthy Brewing Bend Oregon, Fundraiser  for Summit High Robotics team 6:30 PM to 9:00PM
495 NE Bellevue Dr. Bend 97701
 
Wall Street Suites
1430 NW Wall Street 97703
 
October 18
Marshall High School 8:05 AM to 9:19 AM
1291 NE Fifth Street 97701
 
Bend High 10:20 AM to 11:40 AM
230 NE Sixth Street Bend Oregon 97701
 
La Pine High School 1:30 to 3:00 PM
51633 Coach Road
 
Crator Lake
 
October 19
Kingsley Air Force Base
Space Base 10:30 to 1:00PM
 
October 20
no events
 
October 21
no events
 
October 22
Mazama High School 8:15 AM to 9:15 AM
3009 Summers Lane
 
Klamath Union High School 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
1300 Monclaire Street
 
Lunch @ Klamath Community College
7390 Sixth Street
 
Henley High School 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
8245 Highway 39
 
Drive to Ashland
 
October 23
Ashland High School 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
201 Mountain Ave
 
Medford noon Lunch with the Rotary
 
Central Point High School Crater Campus 1:30 PM to 3:45 PM
4410 Rogue Valley Highway
 
October 24
North Medford High School 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
1900 Keene Way Drive
 
Southern Oregon Sky Watchers Association Evening forum with Science Works Museum  7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
1900 Keene Way Drive
 
October 25
South Umpqua High School 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
 
Coquille High School 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
499 West Blvd Coquille
 
 
10/26
Bandon High School 9:15 AM to 10:30 AM
550 Ninth Street SW Bandon
 
 
Drive up the coast to Florence then to Stayton
 
Depart for Texas 10/27 

 

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