Destination: Space

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Learn about plans to return humans to the Moon, robotic exploration of Mars, New Mexico’s role in space exploration, and how we can learn about Earth by leaving and looking back.  Interactive presentation may include slides or videos. Can use Zoom or Google Classroom. Maker classes require that parents purchase inexpensive items from local stores and/or print copies of plans (PDF files can be sent to teachers for distribution if desired).

Description

Learn about plans to return humans to the Moon, robotic exploration of Mars, New Mexico’s role in space exploration, and how we can learn about Earth by leaving and looking back. Classes can be offered as standalone, interactive talks, or hands-on maker activities using materials from craft stores that are used in basic science and engineering exercises such as foam-plate gliders, spaghetti towers, Peeps lunar landers, and DVD spectroscopes, or Kitchen Chemistry using items out of the pantry.

Program Duration: 30 – 60 minutes

 

 

Additional information

Topic

Chemistry, Science, Space History

Age Group

3rd – 5th Grade, 6th – 8th Grade, 9th – 12th Grade, Homeschool, Out of school time organizations

Presenter

New Mexico Museum of Space History

Subject

Science