Activity classes enhance classroom instruction and incorporate process skills. A minimum of 10 students is required to attend an activity class. Classes are approximately 50 minutes in length.
Up, Up and Away (stomp rockets)
Students build and launch a paper rocket while learning Sir Isaac Newton’s three Laws of Motion. Inertia, force and action/reaction are all experienced in one paper rocket.
Discover Space - PK through 2nd Grade
Using inflatable planets, students explore the solar system discussing the characteristics of each planet. Students will draw the inner and outer planets and use their senses while examining meteorite samples. When planning your field trip, consider a planetarium show for a total learning experience.
Voyage through Space - 3rd - 5th Grade
Interactive exercises allow students to compare the characteristics of planets, including distances and weights. The class will investigate meteorite samples and various minerals.
Weathering the Storm - 4th to 8th grade
Clouds form, lightning strikes and tornadoes appear as the class takes a look at air pressure, the water cycle, and make cloud comparisons. Students will observe and participate in various activities concentrating on the development of a storm.
Prepare for Take Off - 4th to 8th grade
With the use of computer flight simulators, students take the pilot’s seat as they learn about the forces of flight and the use of flight instruments. They will simulate a take off, landing and complete other flight maneuvers. Space is limited to 15 students.