iSPACE PROGRAMS FOR 6th 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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ENGINEERING DESIGN CHALLENGE

Grades 4 - 8    

Channel your inner engineer as you inquire, design, build, and redesign to solve an array of problems and challenges! Students will become critical thinkers and problem-solvers in this program, which encourages innovation and creativity!

  • Subjects: Engineering Process, Design Requirements & Constraints
  • Grades 4 - 8, with program elements tailored to grade level
  • For groups up to 30 students 
  • Single Session (90 - 120 min)
  • Programs can be held at iSPACE or your location.

Activities vary dependent on grade level, and range in topics. The iSPACE staff will help you select an engineering design activity based on age and space.

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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 20 students 
  • 3 hour program includes simulation and concluding debrief
  • ONLY available at the iSPACE facility
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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.
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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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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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