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Family Science Night

Thursday, September 15, 2011 was the first installment of Family Science Night at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD, a program held the third Thursday each month during the school year. The program is designed as a series, with different content each month. It is intended for middle school-age students and their families as a collaborative learning process — the families work in teams to investigate various hands-on explorations in science.


At the program, families became scientists as they explored how to describe and classify objects, and then tested their skills using real lunar and meteorite samples. Steele Hill, who works in Heliophysics for NASA Goddard, spoke to the families about the kind of work he does and how they can take advantage of NASA resources at home.


To learn more about Family Science Night at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center go to:


Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Debbie Mccallum


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NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission.


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Taken on September 15, 2011