Cosmic Cookie Dough Grades 1-2
Did you know that a rocket must accelerate up to a speed of 17,300 miles per hour to overcome the Earth’s gravity and enter orbit? Become a rocket scientist and learn the principles of physics that allow humans to leave Earth and explore the depths of space. Test Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion with a balloon rocket, and discover how adding various payloads to the rocket can manipulate the outcomes. Build your own telescope, and learn how to search for the 88 constellations that shine above us at night. Construct your own Constellation GeoBoard. Lastly, launch your own rocket into the skies, fueled by the limitless power of water.
Did you know that NASA has sent four robotic vehicles to Mars? Explore the actual missions that these rovers undertook. With the help of LEGO WeDo 2.0, create and program your own space rover to achieve a mission of your choice. Present your prototype to the team, and predict the outcomes that your rover can help NASA to achieve.
Did you know that NASA astronauts design a special mission patch for each mission they take to space? Take on the role of an astronaut, and design a mission patch of your very own. Use special beads that change color with increasing exposure to sunlight to explore the protective effects that sunscreen have on the human body, discover how we originally learned to track time by creating and testing your own pocket sundial, and create your own nebula in a jar.
Embrace your inner astronaut! Compete against your peers to claim the most planets in the galaxy. Take on the role of star catcher. Moonwalk to a nearby asteroid, but don’t get caught by the aliens! Play a game of “Hot Moon” with your peers, and experience the perils of weightlessness in space.
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