Train for your mission...then blast into space! A visit to
the Challenger Learning Center is not just a field trip.
The program is based around a comprehensive curriculum,
which is aligned with the Next Generation Science
Standards and Kentucky Core Academic Standards.
Missions and activities also include 21st century skills
such as problem solving, communication, decision making
and creative thinking.
The school program includes:
» One-day teacher training workshop
» Curriculum with four to six weeks of pre- and post-visit activities
» Extended classroom activities on mission day
» Two-hour simulated space mission at the Challenger Learning Center
Cost: $500.00 per mission (max 32 students)
Call (270) 534-3101 to book your mission today!
Rendezvous with a Comet™ In the not-to-distant future a team of scientists and engineers are serving as astronauts and mission controllers on a daring exploration of comets. Their goal is to succesfully plot a course to rendezvous with a comet and launch a probe to collect scientific data . What may seem to be a routine exploration is sprinkled with lots of surprises and emergencies that will give students first-hand insight into teamwork and problem-solving.
This scenario is for 5th grade students.
Return to the Moon™ For the first time since 1972, a
crew of astronauts is returning to the Moon. This time,
they plan to stay. Their mission is to find a location to
establish a permanent base on the lunar surface.
Navigating their way into lunar orbit, students must
construct and launch a probe, dock with a lunar lander,
solve emergencies and analyze a variety of data
gathered from the lunar surface to select a site
to land and establish the permanent Moon Base.
This scenario is for 6th grade students.
Voyage to Mars™ In Earth years, it is 2076, and now a routine Voyage to Mars has brought the latest human crew into Martian orbit. Control of the incoming flight has been transferred from Houston Mission Control to Mars Control at Chryse Station. The crew arriving from Earth on the Mars Transport Vehicle has been specially trained to replace the existing crew of astronauts, which has manned Mars Control for the past two years, and to continue their scientific explorations.
This scenario is for 7th - 12th grade students and adults.
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