Public schools across state Senator James Sanders’ district in southeast Queens will soon receive new webcams enabling them to participate in high-tech lessons with NASA and other entities.
Sanders pledged to provide the schools with 3,000 cameras, with the devices distributed incrementally. The most recent delivery took place last week at P.S. 160 in South Jamaica.
In doing so, Sanders visited with many students and teachers to explain the importance of the devices in advancing the curriculum, particularly the studies of mathematics, science and technology.
The webcams can be used for interactive lessons with public institutions and agencies such as NASA, which regularly hosts interactive classes regarding the space program, including interaction with astronauts.
Sanders said he plans to invite NASA to visit schools in his district, stressing that interactive lessons could help inspire some southeast Queens children to pursue careers as astronauts.
“Someone is going to do it,” he said. “Why not someone from our district?”