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Post 631 Schedule for 2011-2012

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Here is what we will do during the 2011-2012 Explorer meetings. Please note that this is subject to change, especially as we look forward into later weeks.

During every meeting we will take a short break for mingling and "NASA in the News"

Week #
Date
Mini-Lesson
Main Lesson
0
10/20/2011
None
Getting to know you meeting
1
10/27/2011
What's in the lobby ( Don )
Getting to know the room, building and the laptops; Intro to Scratch: Square/Circle activity and Surprise me ( Monkey Business ) activities
2
11/3/2011
Software development ( Lindsey )
Scratch: More lessons including the Connect the code activity, start work on projects, presentations of some first versions of projects. Also the how to be a good audience lesson.
3
11/10/2011
Asteroids and other threats ( Don )
Scratch:  Creating a game lesson, more Debug It! activity and continue project work
4
11/17/2011
What does Josh do at work?
Scratch: Work on project

11/24/2011
No meeting: Thanksgiving
5
12/1/2011
Ken Street's Dusty Moon talk
Scratch: Wrap up projects and present them
6
12/8/2011
Sorting algorithms ( Mary )
Finish up Scratch presentations and begin Gamemaker
7
12/15/2011
Food and decorations for holiday cheer. Talk about the SOFA bill and a video about a 12 year old developer
Gamemaker


12/22/2011
No Meeting - Holidays



12/29/2011
No Meeting - Holidays

8
1/5/2012
NASA's GRAIL mission to the Moon ( Don )
Begin Lego Mindstorms Robotics

9
1/12/2012 What does Mary do at work Continue Lego Mindstorms Robotics

10
1/19/2012 CAD software ( Janiel Nold )
Continue with Lego Mindstorms Robotics
11
1/26/2012 Don gives an overview of his linear trend line document Begin work on Lego Mindstorms Robotics project

12
2/2/2012 Tour of Drop Tower
Continue work on Lego Mindstorms Robotics project
13
2/9/2012 Tour of CoNNeCT lab ( Lindsey ) and tour of robotics lab in 77 ( Mac Zborowski)

Wrap up work on Lego Mindstorms Robotics project
14
2/16/2012 Mini-lesson via Skype with Beth Hadley, MIT Computer Science student and former NASA intern
Continue work on Lego Mindstorms Robotics project

15
2/23/2012 None
Continue work on Lego Mindstorms Robotics project

16
3/1/2012 Julie Kleinhenz on In Situ Resource Utilization Reactor Developed To Characterize Lunar Soil and more... Wrap up work on Lego Mindstorms Robotics project

17
3/8/2012 None due to field trip
Whirlyball

18
3/15/2012 Astronaut Greg Johnson
Arduinos

19
3/22/2012 To Be Determined
Arduinos

20
3/29/2012 To Be Determined
Arduinos

21
4/5/2012 To Be Determined
Signal processing ( Don )

22
4/12/2012 To Be Determined
Something related to the Web ( Herb and Josh )

23
4/19/2012 No mini-lesson because of field trip
Tour of some Case Western Reserve Labs ( very tentative date! )

24
4/26/2012 How to do a Presentation ( Mary ) Create Presentations for Closing Ceremony

25
5/3/2012 No meeting
No meeting

26
5/10/2012 No mini-lesson
Hike in the Metroparks

27
5/17/2012 No mini-lesson
Volunteer in the Metroparks

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Last modified 2012-04-27 03:44 PM
 

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