Jackson Middle School is participating in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) overseen by the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education (NCESSE). Students had the opportunity to participate in SSEP by entering proposals in the experimental design competition. Student teams were vying for use of an experiment slot reserved specifically for Jackson Middle School in a mini-laboratory to fly aboard STS-124, the final flight of Space Shuttle Endeavour, currently scheduled for April 1, 2011. This website is our SSEP Community Blog, detailing our participation in SSEP.
Jackson Middle School, a Leonard Bernstein School for Artful Learning, serves 600 students in grades 6-8 in SW Portland. Participation in the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program has energized our community around science and technology supporting our district’s Science Vision Statement: “When science is learned through scientific inquiry, students are able to view science as an interdisciplinary study applicable to the changing world.” All students at Jackson had the opportunity to participate in SSEP by entering proposals in the experimental design competition. This real-life scientific application has given students the ability to move way beyond the classroom in their scientific endeavours.
You’re invited to visit the following sub-pages of this About page: