Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hancock Elementary Science Teacher Sets Sites on Space

Hancock science students
Science class at Hancock Elementary School.
She's not going into space, but Kerri Felcyn, Science Resource Teacher for Hancock Elementary School in Tierrasanta, will be getting some of the training that astronauts receive.
Felcyn is heading to Huntsville, Ala.,and the U.S. Space and Rocket Center for a week at the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy.

The program includes astronaut-style training and simulations, as well as study of space science and space exploration. A program aimed at teachers, she'll be able to bring back lessons on the space program, math and science that will help her students along a path that might put them in space.

Sponsorship from Honeywell includes airfare to and from Huntsville, lodging and meals while in Huntsville, and program materials.  This week-long program offers approximately 45 hours of intensive classroom and laboratory training.

For more information, visit the Honeywell Educators @ Space Academy website.