Balls, Ramps and Rolling ThingsSOL: K.1a, c, d, K.4b, d, 1.1c, 1.2
Students will explore the world of force and motion, and investigate gravity, magnets and friction. They will use their senses to identify heavy and light objects. Students will predict how gravity will make objects move, then conduct experiments with ramps to check their prediction.
Does It Grow?SOL: K.7a-d, 1.4, 1.5, 2.4
Students will discover the life cycles of plants, butterflies and deer. They will recognize the similarities and differences within. While separating plants into different categories based upon characteristics, they will learn the parts of a plant and its function. During game play, students will complete the life cycles by collecting cards of the different life cycle stages.
Engineering through the AgesSOL: Science 2.1 ; Social Studies 2.1, 2.3 ; Mathematics 2.20
Using pictures and models, students will identify three dimensional figures used in the architecture of ancient civilizations including pyramids (Egypt), columns and arches. They will also identify the use of these basic structures in modern construction. Conducting an experiment, students will first predict the ability of structures to support increased weights, and then observe the result of the experiment. Students will learn how NASA engineers helped design the big structure in outer space: the International Space Station!
Jr. Mad ScientistSOL: K.1, 1.1, 2.1
The students will experience the nature of science using the scientific method and observing simple experiments that emphasize observation and prediction. Students will see how a gas is made from mixing a solid and a liquid. They will guess what is in the mystery box and use a balance scale to prove how we rely on our senses for science. They will make predictions and test what would happen to a marshmallow if it ever went into space, and learn how NASA astronauts perform science experiments in space.
MagnetsSOL: K.3, 1.2c, 2.2`
Through various activities, students will learn that magnets are "attracted" to some objects and "not attracted" to others. They will experiment with magnets and learn how they can move objects. Students will discover the different applications of magnets and how they are used in every day life. Through interactive play, students will use a compass to find their way around town.
Space ColonySOL: K.1, K.4, K.6, 1.1, 1.5, 2.1, 2.5
Through active game participation, students will identify what living things need to survive (food, water, air and shelter), and how NASA provides those needs for astronauts in space. They will learn that animals, including people, cannot survive in space unless their needs are met, and that they depend on the surroundings to meet these needs.
Space FreezeSOL: 1.1, 2.1, 2.3
Students will witness the effects of extremely cold temperatures on different types of matter. They will learn how NASA uses liquid nitrogen to test if materials will work in space. Students will predict and observe the results as air-filled balloons are submerged in a container of liquid nitrogen. They will observe how liquid nitrogen causes a physical change in water.
Weather or NotSOL: K.ga, 1.7, 2.6
Students will collect weather data (temperature, wind and precipitation) provided by simulated weather instruments. They will identify these readings with the actual pattern of weather or climate represented & will choose appropriate clothing for the various weather conditions indicated. Students will explore water cycles.
What's the Matter?SOL: K.5a,b,c; 1.3 a,b,c; 2.3a,b,c
Students will learn the properties of matter that make solids, liquids and gasses. They will learn the terms solid, liquid, and gas and identify objects as such. The students will witness how ice turns into water and then steam, and back again. As well as what happens when a solid and liquid mix.