SIGNIFICANT EVENTS - GENERAL
07/27/01

Children's Activities Relating to Fundamental Physics now on Web Site

The JPL web site http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov now has two activities for children that relate to the Fundamental Physics research program. Under the title "Make Spacey Things" is an activity "Build a Momentum Machine" that links to the method for laser cooling of atoms. And under the title "Space science in action" is the topic "Shoot a cannonball around the world" where concepts related to gravity and free-fall are described.

This web site was originally developed to present New Millennium Program mission concepts to the target audience of 7 to 12-year olds. The web site development team is now offering their skills and infrastructure to small NASA programs to help them develop outreach products for this portion of the public. The team has received a Presidential Citation for their web site work for the New Millennium Program.



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