Sentinel Colorado: Colorado Skies Academy Approved by School District

With school district approval, Colorado Skies Academy is gearing up for launch in 2019. Click here to check out this article from the Aurora Sentinel. From the article:  “The idea behind the academy is that students learn best with hands-on,…

What is the iLEAD DreamUp 2018 Launch Team?

Hello, I’m Kallie, a 5th-grade student at Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School (SCVi) in Castaic, California. I’m part of the iLEAD DreamUp 2018 Launch Team. The launch team is split into two groups. One group does the science-related activities…

Colorado Skies Academy Approved; Launch Set for August

During the past year, a team of dedicated educators has worked tirelessly to bring this community’s dream of Colorado Skies Academy to life. We are so incredibly grateful for the support from hundreds of families who have stood behind us…

Students Heading Down Under for Drone Challenge

In a partnership with two other local Antelope Valley high schools, four iLEAD middle- and high-school students, Jacob Williams (10th); Chloe Williams (9th); Ryan Monroe (11th); and Christian Balaton (8th) will prepare, practice, and compete in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle…

Reaching for the Stars, Daring to Dream

(Editor’s Note: This article by Kathleen Fredette originally appeared here in Upward, the magazine of the ISS National Lab) If you’re reading this, you’re the kind of person who enjoys the wonder of things that sparkle in the night. If you’ve…

Article: DreamUp Launches Learning Into Orbit

(From Upward, the magazine of the ISS National Lab) The mood is festive as students shuffle onto the bleachers next to the Saturn V building at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. They have had a busy day exploring exhibits…

Coffee in Space: DreamUp 2018 Experiment Selected

Congratulations to Olivia Rothenberg and Sophie Muncy, authors of the microgravity experiment proposal, “Drinking Coffee in Space: The Impact of Microgravity on Streptococcus mutans, Saliva, and Coffee.” Sophie and Olivia, 7th graders from iLEAD Encino, collaborated on this proposal with…

Guest Post: What’s Behind Patch Design?

As long as there have been reasons to mark accomplishments and alliances, there have been emblems to commemorate those milestones. From the US Army to the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, all the way up to the astronauts corps, patches…

Final Mission Patches Selected for DreamUp to Space 2018

After careful deliberation and consultation with expert NASA patch designer, Liem Bahneman (click here to read a great article by Liem on design) we are proud to announce the selection of two outstanding designs to commemorate the  iSAP/ DreamUp To Space…

NASA: iLEAD’s NASA Supporter Al Bowers Focuses on Inspiring Kids

We loved seeing NASA feature Al Bowers on the space organization’s website recently. Bowers, who is the chief scientist at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, was also the 2018 Vision in Education honoree for iLEAD Lancaster and Antelope Valley….

Real World Science and Design Thinking, the Hallmark of iSAP’s First Year “Genes In Space” Participants

We are pleased to announce that a select group of SCVi Upper School learners stepped up to the plate to represent iLEAD Schools in the National Genes in Space Competition. In close collaboration with Ebony Eggleston, their SCVi Upper School…

Now There are 5! Announcing Phase 2 Finalists for the iSAP DreamUp To Space Mission 2018

While the 2018 school year might be winding down for most learners, five dedicated teams of iLEAD learners are diligently working on the final preparations as part of the Phase 2 Finalists for DreamUp to Space Mission 2018. From these…

Announcing the Liftoff of Our Top 20 Dream Up To Space Experiment Design Teams

Stellar congratulations to the top twenty Experiment Design Teams that were selected out of over ninety submissions across iLEAD Schools in the iLEAD DreamUp to Space Experiment Design Challenge! Learners across all iLEAD schools were invited to develop an experiment…

NASA’s Al Bowers on Being “That Guy”

It was spring 2017 when Al Bowers, Chief Scientist, NASA Armstrong, said, as he described understanding something that nobody else in history has understood: “I’m that guy.” His experience of being “that guy” includes the unfolding realization that what thousands…

iSAP/DreamUp To Space 2018 Mission Patch Designer Finalists Announced!

Mission Control here; We are thrilled to announce that we had well over 100 incredible patch designs submitted for this year’s 2018 mission patch design challenge. Congratulations to every learner and facilitator who participated, mission accomplished beyond our wildest dreams!…

Learning Takes Flight With Glider Program

Remember learning about Newtonian physics in eighth grade? If you had to parrot back the laws for a test, you’d probably recall that they have something to do with an apple falling. Now imagine learning about gravity by flying a…

Student Spaceflight: A Post-Flight Analysis

“Who knew rust could be so beautiful!” remarked Kai, as the image emerged on the screen connected to the SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope.) On invitation, Kai Turner and Alec Lewis, recent high school graduates from iLEAD’s Santa Clarita Valley International…

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