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1: NASA - Academy of Future Space Explorers

Location: Weatherstone Elementary
Dates: Thursday, March 08, 2018 - Thursday, May 03, 2018details
Grades: K - Gr 5
Section #: WE006
Registration closes: Thursday, March 08, 2018


CALL TO REGISTER: Online registration for this class is currently closed but you may give us a call at (919) 858-8988.

Take a voyage of discovery into the atmosphere and beyond! Explore planets, moons and other space phenomena in our solar system. Discover the difficulties of space travel, the challenges of living in space and try assembling a satellite while training to be an astronaut. Build your own Mad Science rocket and launch several with the group. Students will have lots of projects to make and to take home, plus - Mad Science is the ONLY organization licensed to use these activities for summer camps and school programs. All material developed by Mad Science and NASA.

Planets and Moons - Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar eclipse in this “mad” planetary tour! Learn how the planets stack up in terms of terrain, atmosphere, and size! How do they differ from our own planet, and how are they the similar? Find out the answers to this question and more!

Atmosphere and Beyond - Why do stars twinkle? How are rainbows formed? In this lab, young scientists are 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! Learn about the various gases that make up our atmosphere, and discover how stars would look in space and see what makes them twinkle!

Space Phenomena - Probe the mysteries of meteors and bounce around satellite light in this phenomenal program on space events! Learn about comets, craters, and other eerie cosmic events!

Sun and Stars - This 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!

Rocket Science - This is your chance to be a rocket scientist! Investigate the four forces of flight with the help of a Unique Flying Object! Explore the science involved in rocket construction!

Space Travel - Learn what it takes to be a true globetrotter! Race a balloon rocket and design your own car engine as you learn about thrust. Learn about the various parts of a rocket and the role they play in flight, then see the principles of propulsion at work in a real rocket launch!

Space Technology - In this lab, young scientists will explore the 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 originally designed for use in space!

Living in Space - Live the life of an astronaut as you suit up for space flight! Using team-building skills, students will navigate through their very own space mission. Then, it's time to explore life in outer space! Find out how much you would weigh if you lived on Pluto and how old you would be if you lived on Saturn! Then, build a model space station of your own!

Scheduled DateTime
Thursday, March 08, 20184:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday, March 15, 20184:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday, March 22, 20184:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday, March 29, 20184:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday, April 12, 20184:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday, April 19, 20184:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday, April 26, 20184:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday, May 03, 20184:00 PM - 5:30 PM

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