LFM Broadcast, The Mars Project, and Catchy Titles

From: crowan@ies.net (Rowan, Chris)
Subject: LFM Broadcast, The Mars Project, and Catchy Titles
Date: Sun, 22 Sep 1996 00:22:01 -0500

Hello everyone,

I still have half a roomful of junk (not mine) literally piled to the
ceiling in my classroom, so I haven't been able to re-assemble the
simulator yet.  I will make no plans for a coordinated simulation until
we have a shuttle simulator.

I just found out this week that TCI Cablevision installed a FREE
satellite dish and receiver on our campus, which is wonderful, but we
cannot receive NASA TV.  We do get the Discovery and Learning Channels. 
I don't remember whether either of these stations will be carrying the
live broadcasts or not.  Anyone know?

Aside from NASA TV and PBS stations, are there any other stations
carrying the broadcasts?

I moved all of the images and files for The Mars Project to the Quest
K12-Dev server tonight.  I still have a lot of work to do on it. 
Namely, I need to re-associate the files to each other since the root
directory has changed.  I also need to revamp the whole project.  My
idea for a year-long simulated journey to Mars with monthly activities
just didn't pan out.  There is still a lot of stuff that can be used,
though. I'd like to shift focus from my project to supporting Live From

We start a unit on space next week, gearing up for a thorough
investigation of Mars.  We may participate in the Lunar Eclipse
Activity, too.

I have presented information about Live From Mars to my faculty and the
district's Technology Facilitators.  I am also going to present the info
to our School Board.  

As for catchy titles for the collaborative activity, how about something
simple, like "Shoebox Science," "Science in a Box", or "A Real Shoe-In"?