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 Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri and Tennessee state curriculum standards.
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: $550.00 per mission (max 32 students)
Lower rates for contract districts are available.
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™ The year is 2015 A.D. and for the first time since 1972, a crew of astronauts are returning to the Moon. This time, they plan to stay. Their mission is to establish a permanent base on the Moon to observe and explore as well as test the feasibility of off-Earth settlements. Navigating their way into lunar orbit, students must construct and launch a probe, analyze a variety of data gathered from the lunar surface to select a site establishing 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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