NASA Space Explorers (NASA)
Entering Grades 3 - 6
our Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system, this
hands-on program sends children on a quest for exploration! Comets,
planets, stars and more are all waiting to be discovered. Learn about
the four forces of flight, the challenges of space travel, and
participate in a rocket launch!
(Order of activities may vary)
Astronaut-in-Training - Day 1
technology designed for outer space! Steer a laser beam through a laser
maze, find hidden mountains using the principles of radar technology,
and discover everyday objects that were originally designed for use in
space! Bring the excitement home with a Lightning Launcher™ that
lights up the sky! And that’s just the beginning! Live the life of an
astronaut as you suit up for space flight! Find out how much you would
weigh if you lived on Neptune, and how old you would be if you lived on Saturn. Participate in a space mission and make your very own Cosmic Chronometer™ watch to measure the time here on Earth!
Earth & Beyond - Day 2
the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar eclipse in
this “mad” planetary tour! Learn how the planets stack up, and build and
take home Kepler’s Cube™, a fun and
educational 3-D solar system puzzle! Next, go on a mission to explore
the atmosphere on Earth, and beyond! Travel to the end of the rainbow
and make a sunset! Mix up various planetary atmospheres, one molecule at
a time; discover how stars would look in space, and see what makes
stars twinkle using your very own Shimmering Stars™!
Solar Launch - Day 3
stellar program is your ticket to the stars! Watch star dust burn, and
journey through a soapy galaxy as you investigate the life cycle of
stars! Use your Bead Dipper™ to create a 3-dimensional glow-in-the-dark
constellation! Then, it’s your chance to become a rocket scientist!
Investigate the four forces of flight, and explore the science involved
in rocket construction as you build your own Skyblazer II Rocket™ that
you can take home!
Space Voyage - Day 4
what it takes to be a true globetrotter! Race a balloon rocket and
design your own car engine as you learn about thrust. See the principles
of propulsion at work in a real rocket launch, and build your very own
Shuttle Copter™ to fly to the skies!
Eye on the Sky - Day 5
the mysteries of meteors and bounce around satellite light in this
phenomenal program on space phenomena! Learn how to tell the difference
between stars, planets and satellites in the night sky. See comets up
close as one is formed before your eyes, and take home your very own Catch-a-Comet™!