Challenger Mission – Elementary School

March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Challenger Learning Center
222 E Church St
Woodstock, IL 60098
Heather Wolfgang

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Crystal Lake Friends of Gifted Education (CLFOGE) will once again be sponsoring space missions at the Challenger Learning Center for Science and Technology in Woodstock! This opportunity is open to District 47 EC students in 4th–8th grades.

Cost: $20 for CLFOGE members and $30 for non-members

For Elementary School students’ :

Mission:                Rendezvous with a Comet,Starlab & Robotics
Date:                   March 10th 2018, Saturday

Times:                  10:00AM-2:00PM

Program Schedule:

Group-1        :        10AM – 12PM Space Mission – Rendezvous with a Comet

Group-2       :        10AM – 11:30AM Starlab & Robotics

Lunch          :        11:30AM – 12PM Group 2

12PM – 12:30PM Group 1

                           *Bring nut free sack lunch.

Group-1        :        12:30PM – 2:00PM Starlab & Robotics

Group-2       :        12PM – 2PM Space Mission – Rendezvous with a Comet

Participants will be placed into 9 possible positions (COMMUNICATIONS, MEDICAL, ISOLATION, LIFE SUPPORT, DATA, NAVIGATOR, PROBE, REMOTE, and PRESS PASS) and will be working as astronauts in the Space Station and communicating with their teammates in Mission Control. The missions require the cooperative effort of the nine teams. Teams will do a crew change so that each team will experience Mission Control and the Spacecraft. This authentic setting will provide the students with a multi-sensory environment where they will apply math and science skills.

Digital STARLAB – with this new Starlab program, 4th & 5th graders will be studying an overview of the solar system as well as comets/meteoroids/asteroids.

ROBOTICS – Cubelets and MOSS robotics kits use magnetized pieces in order to construct their robots. Students will complete a series of design challenges with these robotic kits.