ZERO-G is actively developing programs and partnerships that provide educators, students, and parents with the excitement of a ZERO-G Experience® while incorporating educational demonstrations and research opportunities.
The Weightless Workshop can be customized for a variety of groups and focused on a specific subject (i.e. history, physics, art, science, math, etc). A ZERO-G Instructor will assist participants in establishing a strong foundation in a variety of areas: Newton’s Laws, what is microgravity, parabolic flight, drop towers, suborbital and orbital flight, current scientific research in space, effects of space travel on humans, ZERO-G mission briefing, and much, much more. The agenda incorporates a breakout session where attendees form small groups to create and build simple science experiments that could fly on a zero gravity flight.
* The ZERO-G Weightless Workshop does not include a zero gravity flight
ZERO-G Basic Education Program: This combination of the ZERO-G Weightless Workshop and the ZERO-G Experience® is designed to provide educators and/or students with the ultimate hands-on experience. After learning about Newton’s Laws, parabolic flight, and much more in a Weightless Workshop, participants will get the unique opportunity to work with an experiment in true weightlessness.
ZERO-G Advanced Education Program: The ZERO-G Advanced Education Program offers the most in-depth, educational experience with ZERO-G. Attendees will participate in the Weightless Workshop approximately two to four weeks prior to their scheduled ZERO-G Experience®. During the Weightless Workshop, attendees initiate and begin designing their experiments. During the weeks leading up to the ZERO-G Experience®, participants will submit experiment ideas, hypotheses, and experiment specifications for approval. Participants are encouraged to think outside the box in order to design an inventive hand-held experiment. On flight day, experiments are given final approval before attendees test them in microgravity.
PAST EDUCATION PARTNERS INCLUDE…
- Great Lakes Science Center
- Northrop Grumman Foundation
- Purdue University – Calumet
- Space Florida
- Technological Research & Development Authority
Director, Research & Education
(703) 894-2188 Ext. 5