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ACE facilitator, Ben Wentworth displays the dynamics of a comet.

Comet Day at Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind
On September 14, 2010, students at the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind (CSDB) in Colorado Springs, Colorado participated in a fun-packed Comet Day where they learned about comets, NASA's upcoming events with the Discovery Program missions: Stardust-NExT and EPOXI, along with the reasons why scientists are interested in studying comets.
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    Feel the Impact
Using imagery and data from NASA's Deep Impact mission to Comet Tempel 1, McREL is working with the University of Maryland, Tactile Learning Adventures, and the Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind (CSDB) to develop Feel the Impact materials for visually-impaired learners.
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  Evolving Universe
Students involved in the Evolving Universe classroom activities use the strategy of working backward from contemporary models of the universe to envision a reasonable initial state of the cosmos.
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Creating Tactile Graphics
Educators, here you will find step by step directions on how to create your own Braille Graphics or Swell Form™ graphics that can be used to help visually impaired students observe the evolving universe.
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Ace and Genesis—
Leveling the Playing Field

Students involved in the Evolving Universe classroom activities use the strategy of working backward from contemporary models of the universe to envision a reasonable initial state of the cosmos.
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Our Place in the Spongy Universe
The NASA Genesis education module Cosmic Chemistry: Cosmogony features the “Spongy Universe” activity in which pairs of students observe a household sponge.
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A Blind Teen's Dream:
Reach for the Stars

Many boys dream of being an astronaut when they get older, and Terry Garrett, 18, of Fort Lupton, is no exception. His goal: To be the first blind astronaut.
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McREL Awarded Federal Grant to Develop Instructional Framework for Visually Impaired Students

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Mike May at the Colorado School for the Deaf & the Blind
Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) and Edinboro University of Pennsylvania concluded the ACE project with a presentation by Mike May.
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