ISS National Lab: From the Classroom to Space: Launching Student Science

“Last week, students from several iLEAD Schools had an out-of-this-world opportunity—to take their science experiments from the classroom to space! The students’ experiments, supported by educational company DreamUp, launched on SpaceX’s 20th commercial resupply services (CRS) mission to the International Space Station (ISS). Not only did…

How iLEAD Student Aerospace Projects Inspired My Son to DreamUp

By a Proud Dad of a Future Astronaut Editor’s note: Warren Press is the father of a fifth grader at Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School (SCVi) in Santa Clarita, California. Last year his son, Solomon, participated in iLEAD’s DreamUp…

International Competition Phase One: Hack into Space, A Celebration of Space Entrepreneurship

Israeli and American Science Accelerator students completed Phase 1 of the Hack into Space International competition! They are heading to the exciting Phase 2 and the final competition at NASA Ames Research Center in May of 2020! On January 29,…

iLEAD DreamUp to Space: The Great Specimen Collection

On Saturday, February 1, a small group of 5th and 6th graders from SCVi gathered just north of Santa Barbara, California, to collect specimens of a particular kind of sea algae to prepare to send their experiment to the International…

In the News: iLEAD Schools Creating Authentic, High Quality Project-Based Learning Environments

We’re honored to be featured in this inspiring article from Getting Smart! “…iLEAD students have many unique opportunities to work on large, public projects that have international partners and implications. One of the best examples is iLEAD’s Student Aerospace Projects…

Denton Daily: Boulder‘s DreamUp connects students to space

DreamUp and iLEAD’s director of STEAM initiatives, Kathleen Fredette, are featured in a recent story at the Denton Daily! “Space flight and space experimentation is hard. It is rocket science,” Fredette said…. “DreamUp makes it accessible and is always looking…

Something’s Brewing: iLEAD​ Learners & Death Wish Coffee Launching Project to Space Station

Death Wish Coffee Co. is returning its product to the International Space Station, this time as part of a science experiment conducted by iLEAD learners in California. A team of students from SCVi, iLEAD’s founding school, will send a science…

NEWS: DreamUp Projects Headed to International Space Station

We are thrilled to announce the teams selected for flight in the 2019 DreamUp to Space challenge, representing learners from iLEAD Agua Dulce, iLEAD Lancaster, and SCVi. These are the experiments that will head to the International Space Station (ISS)…

DreamUp 2019: Video Pitches from Our Teams – Basil in Microgravity

During the final phase of the DreamUp to Space Mission 2018-2019 Experiment Design Challenge, our teams created short videos “pitching” their idea, and are creating plans for how — if their experiment is chosen to fly to the International Space…

DreamUp 2019: Video Pitches from Our Teams – Antibiotics

During the final phase of the DreamUp to Space Mission 2018-2019 Experiment Design Challenge, our teams created short videos “pitching” their idea, and are creating plans for how — if their experiment is chosen to fly to the International Space…

DreamUp 2019: Video Pitches from Our Teams – Kelp

During the final phase of the DreamUp to Space Mission 2018-2019 Experiment Design Challenge, our teams created short videos “pitching” their idea, and are creating plans for how — if their experiment is chosen to fly to the International Space…

DreamUp 2019: Video Pitches from Our Teams – Aloe Vera (Lancaster)

During the final phase of the DreamUp to Space Mission 2018-2019 Experiment Design Challenge, our teams created short videos “pitching” their idea, and are creating plans for how — if their experiment is chosen to fly to the International Space…

DreamUp 2019: Video Pitches from Our Teams – Lavender

During the final phase of the DreamUp to Space Mission 2018-2019 Experiment Design Challenge, our teams created short videos “pitching” their idea, and are creating plans for how — if their experiment is chosen to fly to the International Space…

DreamUp 2019: Video Pitches from Our Teams – Aloe Vera

During the final phase of the DreamUp to Space Mission 2018-2019 Experiment Design Challenge, our teams created short videos “pitching” their idea, and are creating plans for how — if their experiment is chosen to fly to the International Space…

Learner Perspective: Collaboration and Foundation-Building

By Adam Simpson (SCVi) Note: This is the third in a series of posts from a team of iLEAD learners who recently traveled to Israel, along with iLEAD founder Amber Raskin and iLEAD Director of STEAM Initiatives Kathleen Fredette. The…

Learner Perspective: Israel, a State of Warmth

By Brayden Hall (SCVi) Note: This is the second in a series of posts from a team of iLEAD learners who recently traveled to Israel, along with iLEAD founder Amber Raskin and iLEAD Director of STEAM Initiatives Kathleen Fredette. The…

DreamUp 2019: Video Pitches from Our Teams – Mycelium

During the final phase of the DreamUp to Space Mission 2018-2019 Experiment Design Challenge, our teams created short videos “pitching” their idea, and are creating plans for how — if their experiment is chosen to fly to the International Space…

Learner Perspective: Whose Stone Is It Anyway?

By Connor Raskin (SCVi) Note: This is the first in a series of posts from a team of iLEAD learners who recently traveled to Israel, along with iLEAD founder Amber Raskin and iLEAD Director of STEAM Initiatives Kathleen Fredette. The…

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