[Satnews] The Space Foundation is dedicated to building the next generation of space leaders and improving students’ interest and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Two programs intended to spark that interest are Homeschool Days and Tesla’s Toolbox.
Homeschool Days at the Discovery Center are held twice a month and have been expanded this year, with lessons throughout the day to give each student more one-on-one time with our education team, and hands-on activities to help reinforce the learning process.
The homeschool program includes hands-on science activities linked to learning about space travel and the universe in the Lockheed Martin Space Education Center, plus lessons in the Northrop Grumman Science Center, featuring presentations on Science On a Sphere® where we explore the solar system and Earth systems. In El Pomar Space Gallery, students study artifacts and models depicting the story of historic and future space exploration. The theme for January is "Astronomy," and regular Discovery Center admission applies to this program. The next Homeschool Day will take place Thursday, January 21.
Tesla's Toolbox is a new program just for tinkerers. One Saturday each month, come tinker at the Discovery Center and meet fellow tinkerers while working on exciting and challenging projects. On Saturday, January 23, simply bring your own smart device, and learn the basic skills needed to create an app. A $10 workshop fee applies for the project, plus Discovery Center admission. Tesla's Toolbox is sponsored in part by Space Foundation Corporate Giving Club member Uwingu.
Also, opening on Saturday, Jan. 30, join the Space Foundation for the grand opening of MathAlive!®. This one-of-a-kind interactive math and science exhibit has drawn record-breaking crowds across the U.S., and is designed to answer the age-old question: "Will I ever use all this math they're teaching us?" The MathAlive!® exhibition is generously presented by Raytheon and will be available for a limited time at the Space Foundation Discovery Center from Jan. 30 through April 30, 2016. Admission is free to military personnel and their families, with I.D., during the MathAlive! stay.
About the Discovery Center
The Space Foundation Discovery Center is the region's only space, science and technology attraction, and is located only five minutes from Garden of the Gods Park, at 4425 Arrowswest Drive, Colorado Springs
For fees and hours, visit http://www.spacefoundation.org/museum, or call the Space Foundation at 719.576.8000.