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Bring the Cosmosphere to your classroom with livestream educational presentations! Choose from a wide variety of topics, ranging from the basics of the solar system to understanding rocket science. These 45 minute engaging presentations are appropriate for K-12 students and available via a private Zoom domain. In addition to the presentation, sessions include a question and answer session with a Cosmosphere STEM Educator, access to pre-recorded content videos (coming soon!), a supporting toolkit including resources and a teacher lesson plan.
Plan your Cosmosphere livestream session today! Contact the School Programs Manager at 620.665.9319 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Price: $99 per session
- Dr. Goddard’s Lab (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
- Students take a trip back in time to the 1930s lab of Dr. Robert Goddard, the father of modern rocketry. This interactive show uses explosive demonstrations on a journey through the history of rockets. Topics include: the role of gunpowder, liquid oxygen, solid versus fuels, Dr. Goddard’s legacy, Newton’s Three Laws of Motion and the woosh jug!
- Living in Space (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
- Sleeping, eating and going to the bathroom are a bit different in space. Learn what it’s like to live in space and see astronaut food! Discover the science of orbit and how to become an astronaut. Topics include: the International Space Station, eating in space, space hygiene and sleeping in space, going to the bathroom, effects of the body.
- Flight (3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
- A bird. A kite. A plane. Study how we overcome gravity and ride the winds, an engineering feat that changed the world! Topics include: four forces of flight (lift, weight, thrust drag) and flight controls.
- Lunar Landers (6-8, 9-12)
- How did engineers solve the problem of landing a human on the Moon and returning him home safely? How do engineers contribute to our study of space? Students will be introduced to engineering principles and career paths as they study the application of engineering design theory. Topics include: problem solving, rocket successes and failures, landing on earth versus the Moon, designing the lunar lander and the flight path to the Moon.
- Beyond our Solar System (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
- What exists beyond our own solar system and how do we learn about deep space? Students will learn about Voyager and the Golden Disc. Topics include: types of stars, supernovas, blackholes, exoplanets and galaxies.
- Hazards of Space (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
- Find out the obstacles astronauts must overcome every time they take a trip into space. Students will study the pressure of space and other conditions that require protection. Topics include: space suits, launch and landing, temperatures, pressure, radiation and microgravity.
- Solar System (K-2, 3-5, 6-8)
- Explore our celestial neighborhood and discover what (and how) we have learned about our solar system. Dive deep into each planet and find what makes it an exciting place to explore. Topics include: gravity, rocky planets, gaseous giants, dwarf planets, comets and asteroids.
- Moons (K-2, 3-5, 6-8)
- We see it almost every night, but what exactly does the Moon do? Learn about the phases of Earth’s Moon and its effect on our own planet. What other planets have Moons and how are they different? Topics include: the landscape of the Moon, the Apollo space program, Moon phases, eclipse and other Moons.
- Project Mercury: The Story of Liberty Bell 7 (3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
- Learn the history of our Mercury capsule Liberty Bell 7 and learn about the restoration process of artifacts. Topics include: the history of the Cold War and Space Race, sub-orbital versus orbital flights, reentry through the atmosphere, shock absorption for capsules, recovery of the capsule and corrosion and conservation.
- Energy (3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
- What is energy and how do we utilize it to make the electricity that holds our society together? Topics include: measuring energy, potential versus kinetic energy, law of conservation, fuels, the energy of an object and careers in energy.
- Space Junk (3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
- Find out why space junk is such a problem, and the steps that could be taken to minimize its effects.
- Space Ag (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
- When we go to Mars, how are the astronauts going to make sure they have enough food to eat for the trip? Students learn about growing food in space and beyond. What types of science are we using to improve Earth-based crop growth?
- Astronomy (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
- Understanding the stars and constellations has been a critical part of human travel, whether in uncharted seas or in space. Learn about the different telescopes and how they work to take pictures of things our eyes can’t see.
- Plan your Cosmosphere livetream session today! Contact the School Programs Manager at 620.665.9319 or email email@example.com.