IAC 2017 new technical session!

Hands-on Space Education and Outreach

The Space Education and Outreach Committee has introduced a new technical session intended to demonstrate and share successful hands-on activities and experiments that help learners gain a deeper understanding of space and Earth science concepts. If time permits, congress participants will be able to try out the hands-on activities on-site.


This session provides participants the unique opportunity to offer one-on-one training of successful hands-on activities and experiments.


Submitters to the session are encouraged to provide a live hands-on demonstration.  Also possible is giving a presentation with slides or a combination of the two.

In your abstract, please state your preference. Presenters who provide a live hands-on demonstration are still encouraged to provide some power point slides that will be included in the proceedings to share your work after the congress.


We will provide tables, chairs, power, internet access, and access to water. You will be responsible for providing all demonstration materials and instructions.  Presenters are encouraged to bring instructions for replicating the experiment to share with your colleagues and session attendees.


Not permitted: explosives or chemicals.



For questions on this technical session, feel free to contact the session chair, Valerie Casasanto, at Valerie.a.casasanto@nasa.gov

Session 8

Hands-on Space Education and Outreach

Hands-on can be a powerful way to introduce and teach STEM concepts, especially with diverse learners of many backgrounds. This session will demonstrate and share effective hands-on activities and experiments to explore, teach and reinforce space-related concepts. During the session, presenters will actually demonstrate the activity. Session details are available at https://iafastro.directory/iac/browse/IAC-17/E1/8/


IPC members:  Co-Chair: Ms. Valerie Anne Casasanto, NASA Goddard/University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), United States; Co-Chair: Ms. Lyn Wigbels, American Astronautical Society (AAS), United States; Rapporteur: Ms. Andrea Jaime, OHB System AG – Munich, Germany; Rapporteur: Mr. Remco Timmermans, The Netherlands


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