NASA Journey Into Cyberspace (6-Part Series)
Field of Science or Math
5, 6, 7, 8
This series was sponsored and co-produced by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and was broadcast in October 1997. In the first videotape, Dr. Shelley Canright of the NASA Langley Research Center presents an informal review of the program materials explaining their dual focus: to stimulate career exploration and to provide science/math-related activities and concepts. The subsequent fice programs transport two middle school students magically through their computer to a series of university campuses, including the University of Virginia, the College of William and Mary, Virginia Tech, Old Dominion University, and Hampton University. On their journey, the sudents enlist the aid of university students as they work on completing a career project for their science class. Each program focuses on university students doing real world research and covers a variety of careers in the areas of mathematics, science, and engineering. The university students also explain how their ordinary interests have led to extraordinary opportunities in high-tech research and development.
Running Time: 146 minutes INCLUDES TEACHER'S GUIDE