Susan Booth of Jones Magnet Middle School receives Space Exploration Grant
Susan Booth, a science teacher at Jones Magnet Middle School, recently received The Space Exploration Grant. This grant, effective September 17, 2021, through the end of the 2021-2022 school year includes access to the Slooh interface, professional development, teacher license, and 40 student seats which will enable students to use the robotic telescopes to view space phenomena, capture observational data, and engage in gamified learning.
Slooh provides students with the opportunity to control powerful telescopes located at The Institute for Astrophysics of the Canary Islands and in Santiago, Chile. This allows them to view real-time phenomena such as lunar changes, solar flares, asteroids, living and dying stars, and a variety of nebulae using Slooh’s patented Mission Interface and user-controlled network of robotic telescopes. Students then use their images to complete curriculum-driven Quests.
“As we look beyond, our hopes are to introduce students to the next frontier as our planet springboards us to the future colonization of Mars,” said Booth. “These students are our new horizon where the sun continues to rise and never set.”