Limited to 32 students per workshop.
All workshops can be set up to be performed on location, at your school, or facility.
2 NEW WORKSHOPS HOT OFF THE PRESS!
Stability & Navigation Engineering
Math is a Pizza Cake
NanoTechnology in Space
During this workshop, your students will learn what the big deal is about nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is technology at the nano-scale – one BILLIONTH of a meter! This field of science is exploding with new opportunities and applications in nearly every field of science. Through hands-on exploration, students learn about size and scale, risks and benefits of technology, forms of carbon and changing chemical and physical properties.
Alaska State, NGSS, and Common Core Standards Alignment Coming Soon!
In this workshop, your students will use scientific data to explore signs that changes are occurring to our climate. Students will explore climate change by defining climate, weather, and what change means. Using the iGlobe, students will explore changes in sea ice extent and migration patterns of Alaskan animals. Radiation experiments, mystery surfaces, trans-Neptunian objects, and satellite images of Alaska will provide opportunities for students to investigate climate phenomena.
Your students will be immersed in the engineering design process to develop a thermal protection system for a model spacecraft. Students will design, build, test, and revise their own solutions to problems that share fundamental science and engineering issues with the challenges facing NASA engineers. These activities are designed to achieve national standards in science, math, and critical thinking skills; while exploring heat, heat transfer, and engineering principles.
Ice Cream Engineering
Your students will engage the engineering design process to design and build a spaghetti tower focusing on planning, resource management, product delivery, and teamwork. Students will then design, mix, test, and revise their own ice cream creations that share fundamental science and engineering issues that food scientists experience. (In the event a child has a dairy allergy, the teacher/parent is responsible for providing alternative supplies.)
Students will explore the Milky Way and it’s constellations, as well as a brief history of Roman and Greek mythology pertaining to these constellations. Your students will explore both the diversity and vastness of the cosmos in this workshop. From topics of “close proximity” such as the Aurora Borealis and celestial bodies of our Solar System, to stars and galaxies that are thousands to billions of light years away. The Astronomy workshop includes an informative presentation, a team-based team-teaching student activity, and an optional StarLab planetarium presentation.
Portable planetarium dome that lets students experience the night sky in a unique format. Students explore the Milky Way Galaxy, our solar system, constellations (Greek, & H. A. Rey formats), and the Alaska-based starfield. This workshop can be scheduled independently or as a workshop add on.