iSPACE PROGRAMS FOR PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN

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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BLUE-BOT PROGRAMMING

Grades Pre K - 1    

Designed for the younger robotic enthusiast, Blue-bots will send students on an exciting journey exploring science. Stories, science experiences, and programming their Blue-bot add up to a ton of STEM fun!

  • Subjects: Programming and coding, Directions (positional words: forward, back), Scientific Measurement & Observation
  • Grades Pre K – 1, with program elements tailored to grade level
  • For groups up to 20 students (larger class sizes may be split in half)
  • Single Session (60-90 min)
  • Programs can be held at iSPACE or your location.
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The Art of LEGO Engineering with (Duplo) Simple Machines

Grades Pre K - 1    

Let the creative juices flow! Students will combine engineering and art by constructing LEGO machines that they will use to craft their own work of art! Students get in gear and build machines using gears, pulleys, levers, wheels/axles and much more. They investigate the principles of simple machines, mechanisms and structures as they work in teams to build simple and compound machines using LEGO Educational kits. 

  • Subjects: Engineering design, Observation of objects & materials
  • Grades Pre K – 1, with program elements tailored to grade level
  • For groups up to 20 students 
  • Single Session (60 min)
  • Programs can be held at iSPACE or your location.
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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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Science Investigations
(Fun with Fizz)

Grades Pre K - 3    

Young scientists will learn about the three states of matter and then experiment with reactions between acids and bases. They’ll learn about what makes soda pop fizz and then make raisins dance.

  • Subjects: States of Matter, Properties of Gases, Chemical Reactions, Density, Scientific Measurement
  • Grades Pre K – 3, 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) recommended for students in Grades PreK-1
  • Extended Session (90 min) recommended for students in Grades 2 - 3.
  • Programs can be held at iSPACE or your location.
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SOUNDS LIKE FUN TO ME

Grades Pre K - 4    

Get ready to enjoy some “good vibrations” when experimenting with the science of sound. Use your senses to explore vibrations that allow us to hear, feel, and even see the effects of sound.

Students will develop some “sound” science principles using hands-on activities to learn about waves, frequency, volume, or pitch. A variety of “make and take” items complement this program.

  • Subjects: Sound, Properties of Materials, Matter, Forms of Energy
  • Grades Pre K – 4, with program elements tailored to grade level
  • For groups up to 30 students (larger class sizes may be split in half)
  • Extended Session (90 min) recommended for students in Grades 2-4
  • Single Session (60 min) recommended for students in Grades Pre K-1
  • 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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STORYBOOK SCIENCE

Grades Pre K - 1    

Engage even the youngest scientists through experiments and hands-on activities, while exploring the science in children’s literature by beloved author Eric Carle.

Topic & Book choices include:
> Life Cycles: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
> Kitchen Chemistry: Pancake, Pancake
> Nocturnal Animals: The Very Quiet Cricket
> Insects: The Lonely Firefly, The Grouchy Ladybug

  • Subjects: Programming and coding, Directions (positional words: forward, back), Scientific Measurement & Observation
  • Grades Pre K – 1, 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)
  • Extended Session (up to 2 hours) allows students to cover multiple subject areas
  • After School Series (multiple weeks, 60 min each day) any combination of books, completed over several weeks
  • 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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