NASA Inkscape Activity
NASA interns have held remote classes with students at Zawadi Yetu Mogotio. Often it starts with a brief overview of the NASA's use of a specific technology followed by an activity where the break into rooms each room lead by a NASA intern.
Each time, the students have asked their lead NASA intern if they have been to space. On our most recent, they covered what it takes to go to space, who has gone to space and how to go space.
Students had a lot of questions
- Bowen asked Can a kid go to space?
- Sammy asked Can you bring your own food to space?
- Ogutu asked Is there internet in space?
- Toto asked Is there light and darkness in space?
The students were so happy have their questions answered. The next day during class they all sketched rockets on inkscape.
Kelvin even said
When I grow up, I am going to buy a rocket and explore space. Here is my rocket that I have designed
I want to thank Nelly, TechLit and NASA for teaching us about space. If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't know that space doesn't have gravity.
These sessions with NASA have really open our students horizons. Thank you Herb and Team.
Photos of the remote class and rockets the student drew the next day
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Nelly Cheboi is a celebrated social entrepreneur, Forbes 30 under 30 honoree, and CNN Hero. After growing up in rural Kenya and lifting her family out of poverty, she focused on her community.