Ventura middle school students are working on a robot that will soon be sent to space.
Ventura Missionary School’s eighth grade science classes partnered with Quest Institute and NASA for the project.
This week they are building and programming a EV3 robot.
“It allows the students to open their avenues of their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning and robotics and see how fun science can be in the world,” said science teacher Alane Woods.
Once the robot is completed its goal is to collect scientific data on how heat absorption and consumption happens in space compared to on earth.
“I think it is pretty cool getting to have this experiment. I mean a lot of people do not get to do this at our age, or they are a lot older. So it is pretty cool,” said 8th grade Ventura Missionary School student Taylor Lindsay.
“I think it is really cool that NASA is using this. As we are building it I am learning more and more and then we are going to send it up into space. I just think it is really great,” said 8th grade Ventura Missionary School student Brandon Meltzer.
The data collected in space will be sent back down to Ventura Missionary School so they can evaluate it. The students hope it will be useful information for the scientific world.