We’re so excited to that you’re using the ROADS on Asteroids Companion Course Curriculum! Please take a few minutes to register your class — not only does this help us report to NASA on the impact and importance of NESSP’s programs, but it also helps us offer you more support during the academic year.
Once you’ve registered your class we’ll be in touch from time to time to see how things are going.
If you’re using our curriculum and would like to request a supply kit and / or an undergraduate TA session, you must complete this form.
Each supply kit contains enough equipment to support one class following the companion course and includes one each of the following. Brands and styles may vary depending on what we have on hand. We cannot accommodate requests for a specific type of supply.
- Methane detector
- Carbon dioxide detector
- Microscope (Foldscopes)
- Robot (usually an mBot Ranger)
Undergraduate TA session
As part of our curriculum pilot program, NESSP is offering classroom support in the form of sessions with undergraduate teaching assistants. These sessions offer virtual instruction with hands-on experiments for any of the units from our ROADS on Asteroids companion course curriculum.
The TAs are undergraduates in STEM majors at the University of Washington. If you need supplies, they will be mailed in advance so that your students are prepared for the hands-on components.
Dates and times
NESSP and the University of Washington are based in Seattle, which is on Pacific Time. Please keep in mind the time difference between where we are and where you are!
Also note that the University of Washington is on the quarter system. The UW’s autumn quarter does not start until the end of September. We have a winter quarter that runs from early January to early March. The spring quarter starts in late March and runs until early June. We only schedule TA sessions for one quarter at a time — the date selection in our request form (below) is updated each quarter accordingly.
If you are requesting a TA session for a group within the same school district — one class, all classes in a grade, an after-school club, et cetera — you will be responsible for providing the video conferencing.
If you are requesting a TA session for a group with students from a variety of school districts — a Scout group, a community organization, et cetera — we may be able to provide the video conferencing.