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Physics Lab Simulations
  In partnership with Total Learning Research Institute (TLRI), PLM created online lessons using a Mars-based scenario to investigate potential challenges NASA will face in establishing a robotic or human presence on Mars. Mars City — Balloon Physics Challenge was funded by NASA and involved the development of educational activities for high school math, physics, and engineering students. A major portion of the program focuses on integration of social media technologies, such as iPods and iPads. Schools in Wheeling, WV, Beaumont, TX, and Washington, D.C. served as pilot test sites.

Kerry Joels, TLRI, principal investigator

Frank Withrow, TLRI, co-investigator

Lynn Bondurant, TLRI, science content lead

Amy Bordeaux, TLRI, evaluation lead

Jeanne Finstein, PLM, technical development lead, education consultant

John Baro, PLM, software interface design, programming

Robert R. Sellers, PLM, science content lead

Rhonda S. Baro, PLM, graphic design, 3D modeling

Mars City — Balloon Physics Challenge
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Total Learning Research Institute, Inc.™
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