iSPACE PROGRAMS FOR 5th GRADE

BLAST OFF ROCKETRY

Grades Pre K - 9    

Blast off with Sir Isaac Newton and explore his three laws of motion through rocketry activities! Investigate the aerodynamics of launch vehicles while building and launching your own rocket with our special high-powered air launchers. Guaranteed to be a BLAST!

In this program, students can build either Paper or Straw Rockets:
PAPER ROCKETS: require a large space (outdoors or indoors) for spectacular launches that are always a hit and have wide appeal to a range of grade levels.

We start with our Force and Motion presentation with demonstrations to illustrate how and why rockets fly, and explain Newton’s Laws of Motion.

All the children will then make their own paper rocket and shoot it up to 100 ft. high with our high powered air launchers! The rocket they make is their take-home souvenir from this fun and educational experience.

STRAW ROCKETS:  The small-venue alternative to Paper Rockets, where students will be equally engaged in making smaller rockets from straws.

  • Subjects: States of Matter, Newton’s Laws of Motion, Physics of Earth & Space, Engineering design process
  • Grades Pre K – 9, with program elements tailored to grade level
  • For groups of up to 30 students (can accommodate large groups)
  • Single Session (90 min) allows students to build and test their rocket, and compare their results with their peers
  • Extended Session (90+ min) allows students to build, test, record data, measure & change variables, and more
  • Programs can be held at iSPACE or your location.
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CHEMISTRY CONCOCTIONS

Grades 4 - 6   

Don your lab coats and safety goggles! It’s time to investigate the fun, freaky, reactions that occur when chemicals combine. Assumptions will be challenged with observations when experimenting with unknown materials.

Along with cool chemistry, students will be introduced to changing states of matter while observing unique characteristics.

  • Subjects: Material Properties, Matter, Scientific process, Mathematics practices
  • Grades 4 - 6, with program elements tailored to grade level
  • For groups up to 30 students 
  • Single Session (90 min) recommended for students in Grades 4-5
  • Extended Session (120 min) recommended for students in Grade 6
  • Programs can be held at iSPACE or your location.
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iMISSION: SPACE BASE SIMULATION 

Grades 4 - 9   

Be advised: this is not your ordinary field trip! Students are immersed into the various roles of living and working on a lunar research base and will be challenged to apply STEM skills in this fun and unique learning experience. Problem-solving, teamwork, and communication skills become key elements as students work to keep their space base running.

MISSIONs are educational simulations used as dynamic models of workplace activity allowing students to face authentic conditions and problem-solve just as their professional counterparts must. Students apply for their position based on their interests and skills, and perform tasks simulating experiments related to their assigned job.

Students will be immersed into the role of scientist/astronaut where they must rely on their fellow crew members to ensure the success of the mission. Depending on their position, students may be tasked with operating a robotic arm, conducting experiments in a glove box, facilitating mission timeline activities, recording and transferring data, navigating, and much more!

  • Subjects: Problem-solving & reasoning, Hypothesizing & Scientific Method, Engineering design process, Rocks & Minerals, Properties on Earth & in Space
  • Grades 4 - 9
  • For groups up to 64 students 
  • 3 hour program includes simulation and concluding debrief
  • ONLY available at the iSPACE facility
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LEGO Engineering:  Power

Grades 4 - 5    

Power Up some fun as students use LEGO’s Motorized Mechanism kits to build and test vehicles that harness wind energy for power.

  • Subjects: Power, Renewable Energy, Engineering design
  • Grades 4 - 5
  • For groups up to 30 students (larger class sizes may be split in half)
  • Single Session (90 min)
  • Programs can be held at iSPACE or your location.
  • LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.
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LEGO MINDSTORMS:
Robotics or Roboart

Grades 4 - 9  

Robotics Theme:
Will robots replace astronauts in space? What about jobs here on Earth?
See what types of robots NASA is using in space exploration as well as robots that impact our everyday lives. Students program autonomous robots and teach them to make decisions using sensors in order to master a variety of robotic challenges.

Art Theme:
Can a robot create art? Robots are beginning to take their place in both visual and performing arts. Explore how they are making their artistic impressions and program a LEGO MINDSTORMS robots to create a patterned masterpiece!

  • Subjects: Programming, Engineering design, Sensors
  • Grades 4 - 9, with program elements tailored to grade level
  • For groups up to 30 students (larger class sizes may be split in half)
  • Single Session (60-90 min)
  • After School Series (multiple weeks, 60- 90 min each day) any combination of activities, completed in up to 4 weeks
  • Programs can be held at iSPACE or your location.
  • LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.
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LEGO WeDO 2.0 Robotics

Grades 2 - 5    

Get ready to bring the world of LEGO to life! Students will learn about robotics and what it means to be engineers and programmers as they use team work to build and program LEGO models.   

There are several build options for students based on WeDo 2.0 programming and build experience, (staff will assist with choices).

  • Subjects: Programming, robotics, sensors, schematics
  • Grades 2 - 5, with program elements tailored to grade level
  • For groups up to 30 students (larger class sizes may be split in half)
  • Single Session (90 – 120 min)
  • After School Series (multiple weeks, 90 min each day) a selection of WeDo 2.0 builds, completed over several weeks
  • Programs can be held at iSPACE or your location.
  • LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.
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LIVING AND WORKING IN SPACE: ASSEMBLY PRESENTATIONS

Grades Pre K - 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.

An iSPACE speaker will explain how our astronauts are transported to the science laboratory in the sky and carry out NASA’s missions, along with a video presentation 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.

Often paired with programs such as Space Stations, Blast Off Rocketry, Engineering Design Challenge, and more.

  • Subjects: Engineering design, Properties on Earth and in Space, Rocketry and space travel, Motion of Fluids (Air)
  • Grades Pre K – 5, with program elements tailored to grade level
  • For one large group (limited by venue space)
  • Recommended for assemblies, family nights, or large groups
  • Single Session (60-90 min)
  • Programs are held at  your location.
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SCRATCH PROGRAMMING

Grades 5 - 9    

Transform your students into authentic video game designers as they learn and apply animation techniques and special tricks to create their own version of computer games! They will gain programming prowess, as well as a sense of pride as they share and play video games of their own creation.

  • Subjects: Programming, Computer Skills
  •  Grades 5 – 9
  • For groups up to 30 students (larger class sizes may be split in half)
  • After School Series
  • Programs can be held at iSPACE or your location.
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SPACE STATIONS

Grades Pre K - 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.

In our Space Stations activity, students participate in a number of hands-on activities to explore different aspects of living and working in space.  Smaller groups engage in the stations together, while larger groups will be split to rotate through stations.

Stations explore a range of space-related topics, such as food in space, the design of the ISS Canada Arm, how space suits work, and more.  iSPACE staff will help you select stations based on age and location size.

This program can be paired with the Living and Working in Space Assembly Presentation.

  • Subjects: Engineering design, Properties on Earth and in Space, Rocketry and space travel, Motion of Fluids (Air)
  • Grades Pre K – 5, with program elements tailored to grade level
  • For groups up to 30 students 
  • Station activities (between 60 and 90 minutes))
  • Programs can be held at iSPACE or your location.
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THERE’S MORE TO LIGHT THAN MEETS THE EYE

Grades Pre K - 6    

Join in the fun as we shed some “light” on the science of light! Students’ learning will be illuminated as they discover the critical role light plays in the exploration of our universe.

Students will investigate properties of light and participate in engaging activities where they can “see and hear” evidence of light beyond the visible spectrum.

  • Subjects: Light and its relation to Elements, Sun and Weather, Energy, Cycles and Patterns in the Solar System, Forms of Energy
  • Grades Pre K – 6, with program elements tailored to grade level
  • For groups up to 30 students (larger class sizes may be split in half)
  • Single Session (60 min) recommended for students in Grades Pre K - 3
  • Extended Session (90 min) recommended for students in Grades 4 - 6
  • Programs can be held at iSPACE or your location.
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