Summer Camps

summer-camps

2017

Little Astronauts

Pre-K & Kindergarten

June 27th, 2017

  • Spend two hours as a little astronaut
  • Learn to live and work in space
  • Experiment with rockets
  • Learn how air affects the three states of matter
  • Explore magnetism
  • Investigate the science of color
  • Lift-off in our shuttle simulator

Astronaut Adventure

1st & 2nd Grades

June 28th,  2017

  • Four hours of science fun
  • Lift-off in shuttle simulator
  • Astronaut suit design challenge
  • Star lab
  • Water filtration
  • Chemistry
  • Material science

 

Astronaut Rookies

3rd & 4th Grades

July 5th – July 7th, 2016

  • New themed space lab each day
  • Lift-off in shuttle simulator
  • StarLab Planetarium
  • Rocketry
  • Experiments
  • Robotics

 

Rocket Girls

5th-8th Grade Girls

July 24th – July 28th, 2017

  • Encourage girls to use science, math and technology to shape their future
  • Fly simulated missions to Comet Halley, the Moon and Mars
  • Build and launch rockets
  • Design Challenges
  • Egg Drop Challenge
  • Scrapbooking
  • Women in aviation
  • Simulated Martian Rover

 

Living & Working in Space

5th & 6th Grades

July 10th – July 14th, 2017

  • Learn about life in space
  • Simulate what it is like to eat, sleep and work in space
  • Team building challenges
  • Build and launch rockets
  • Learn about living in Microgravity
  • Starship X Design challenge
  • Fly simulated space missions to Comet Halley, the Moon and Mars

 

Is there Life in the Universe?

5th & 6th Grades

June 26th – June 30th, 2017

  • Campers will explore the concept of life elsewhere in the universe
  •  Hands- on activities to learn about the criteria for life beyond our system
  •  Learn about the technology needed to search for life beyond our solar system
  • Cars of the Future
  • Team building challenges
  • Mars Base design challenge
  • Fly simulated space missions to Comet Halley, the Moon and Mars

 

Preparing for Flight

7th & 8th Grades

July 17th – July 21st, 2017

  • Campers act as astronauts experiencing the rigors of simulated training and missions to space
  • Build planes
  • Build water rockets
  • Build engine rockets
  • Build airport of the future
  • Fly simulated space missions to Comet Halley, the Moon and Mars
  • Airport visit (TBD)

 

Product Engineering

9th-12th Grades

July 31st – August 4th, 2017

  • Exposure to engineering challenges to encourage careers in math and science
  • Employ the engineering design process to tackle challenges similar to those faced by NASA engineers
  • Use engineering design process to design the next generation of spacesuits and space vehicles
  • Open house and award ceremony is highlight of the week
  • Fly missions in the space simulators
  • Develop products using a 3D printer