Grades PreK-5 ⋅ Climb aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and discover what it takes to be an astronaut! Students will explore the engineering ingenuity used to design the ISS and understand just what astronauts need to live and work in space.
> Subjects: Engineering design, Properties on Earth and in Space, Rocketry and space travel, Motion of Fluids (Air)
Living and Working in Space informs students on the many aspects of being an astronaut on the ISS. This program consists of a video presentation and an optional hands-on activity.
An iSPACE speaker will explain how our astronauts are transported to the science laboratory in the sky and carry out NASA’s missions, through a video created by Joe Tanner, an astronaut formerly on the ISS. Further demonstrations may be requested, including an Alka-Seltzer rocket and Bernoulli bags. We can also dress an attendee, teacher, or principal in our space suit costume to explain each function of a suit during a spacewalk! Students enjoy seeing someone they know in the space suit and it makes for a great photo opportunity for school newsletters.
Activity options include Space Stations, Blast Off Rocketry, Engineering Design Challenge, and more. iSPACE staff will help you select an activity based on age and space.
> Grades PreK – 5*
> For groups of 10+ students
> Recommended for assemblies, family nights, or large groups
> Station activities (between 60 min to 90 min)
> Can be done at your location
*program elements vary dependent on grade level