Quest Space Kit: Conduction Experiments on the ISS

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Registration for this event will close on October 19, 2019 @ 5:00pm.
Allowed Grades: 6th Grade to 8th Grade
There are 11 seats remaining.

Event Details

Have you ever burned your tongue on a metal spoon used to stir hot soup? If an astronaut were to eat some soup with the same spoon in space, would it burn their tongue too? In this workshop, students will learn about heat transfer by conduction. They will use the Quest Space Kit to build hardware to test how conduction works. Then students will use the C programming language in the Arduino environment to program their experiments. They will upload their programs to a module on the International Space Station to test how microgravity affects conduction.

This project is funded in whole or in part with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program funds provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the City of San Diego.

All participants are welcome. If you need special accessibility accommodations, please call (619) 236-5807 or email mbrandesmiesner@sandiego.gov in advance of your participation.

If you have comments, questions or grievances about Library NExT, please contact Library NExT Programming at srs@ucsd.edu.

Registration Policy and Procedures:

  • I understand students must attend all classes.
  • I understand students should arrive promptly for class and stay for the full duration of the class.
  • I understand this class is part of a partnership with UCSD. These classes differ from our regular programs in that they offer more of a structured, in-depth, and hands-on learning environment.
  • I understand I am responsible for arranging transport with/for my student(s) promptly at the start and end of the class.
  • I understand students should treat each other with respect; failure to do so could result in being dropped from the class.
  • I understand that a break will be included in the program and students are encouraged to bring water and a snack.

    By registering for the class, I agree and understand the restrictions, policies, and procedures outlined above.

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