Homeschool Days: Space – Missions in Space – The Year Behind, the Year Ahead

Event Details
Space Foundation and Discovery Center
4425 Arrowswest Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
United States
Pricing/Ticket Info
General admission + $5 Workshop Materials Fee
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Event Dates and Times
Time Zone (UTC-07:00) Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Description
Join the Discovery Center the first Wednesday of each month for our in-person Homeschool Days. Where we dedicate our entire facility to helping Homeschooling groups and families teach their kids Science Standards all year long.

One of the biggest challenges for Homeschooling families is how to effectively meet and teach Science Standards when the last time many adults performed a science experiment was when they were back in high school.

December 1st is dedicated to learning how NASA space missions cover all the major topics we need to teach our students in the Sciences:

Physical Science: rockets, motion, & physics
Life Science: searching for life beyond Earth and the critical importance of water in space
Earth & Space Science: comparing our planet Earth to th eother objects current NASA missions are studying
Activities inspired by current and upcoming NASA missions, including:

Perseverance Rover: students will become real rover engineers to perform a mission on Mars
Ingenuity helicopter: students will learn about the incredibly successful Mars helpicopter, then learn to fly a quad copter drone in our current, indoor ‘drone zone
James Webb Space Telescope: students will learn about light waves, the difference between visible and infrared light and do an activity to solidify the understanding of the difference
Please note, some activities are first come, first served due to limited capacity. Activities subject to change.
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