U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum Presents STEM Saturdays
By Scott Gunnerson // January 16, 2015
Each session is limited to 20 students
ABOVE MAP: The space museum will offer four workshops, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., with activities linked to the Florida Standards for fifth-grade science designed for students ages 8 to 13. The U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum is in Downtown Titusville, Florida, at 308 Pine St.
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – An opportunity for school children to learn about science, technology, engineering and math while surrounded by the artifacts of space exploration will start again next month when the U.S. Space Walk of Fame Museum in Titusville, Florida, presents STEM Saturdays.
The space museum will offer four workshops, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., with activities linked to the Florida Standards for fifth-grade science designed for students ages 8 to 13:
Science – Living in Space: International Space Station on Feb. 7. Students will investigate what it is like to live and work in space. Students will do hands-on experiments and work with glove boxes.
Technology – NASA Spinoffs and Robotics on March 7. Students examine NASA technologies, build their own robot and drive a Mars rover.
Engineering – Launch Pad Egress Design and Water Filtration Engineering Design Challenges on April 11. Students will investigate aspects of launch safety for crewed missions and design a system to protect astronauts.
Students will also design water filtration devices.
Math – Map and Analyze Rocket Trajectories on May 9. Students will examine factors that influence rocket safety and create a map to determine safe launch characteristics. Students will build and launch their own paper rocket.
Each session is limited to 20 students. Cost is $25 a session and $80 for all four sessions.