Providing a spark for STEM education

Providing a spark for STEM education

July 2, 2014

July 2, 2014

Sometimes, all it takes for kids to get interested in science is a spark.
 
My best present ever was when I was a wee 5th grader, and my mom brought home a clinical microscope from her work. It literally opened my eyes --- I could see for the first time a strange and exciting microbial world.  
 
So for intrepid, young, budding K-12 scientists, why not encourage them to reach for the stars?
 
Now, the Biodesign Institute has collaborated with NASA to develop a STEM education module and look at scientific research aboard the International Space Station. Cheryl Nickerson, a scientist from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute, has partnered with NASA to investigate the effect of space flight on the genetic responses and disease-causing potential of microbial pathogens.
 
Explore this research in this NASA episode of Spark 101. - See more at:http://www.spark101.org/video/researching-bacterias-virulence-in-space/

 

Written by: Joe Caspermeyer