HD cameras and the International Space Station
It's been a while since I posted and as the end of the school year approaches and teachers and parents worry about the summer slide there is some great content online that will engage students but, not make them feel like they've got all kinds of school work to do.
NASA has added HD video cameras to the International Space Station. You can watch the live stream on Ustream.
As cool as this is by itself, NASA's page shows not just the live feed but also where the ISS is in orbit.
The HD camera project is a project NASA HUNCH project. HUNCH, High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware, is a program that matches NASA with high school students interested in engineering. Some designs may end up in engines in rockets for future NASA operations and launches. Working closely with NASA mentors, students work to design and build hardware that stands up to NASA stringent engineering requirements.
Have you planned any summer projects for your students?