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Sponsored Program for Schools from McAuliffe Center

27 Jan 2022 5:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR PROGRAMS OFFERED DURING WINTER/SPRING 2022

More information and application at https://cm-center.org/sponsored 

We are excited to announce that thanks to a sponsorship by Challenger Center, with funding provided through a grant from Blue Origin’s Club for the Future foundation, the McAuliffe Center is able to offer immersive space mission simulation programs for students in grades 3-8 at no cost to qualifying Massachusetts schools and organizations.

You may qualify for this sponsorship if you are:

  • A Title I school serving students in grades 3-8

  • An out-of-school time organization serving students in grades 3-8 who attend Title I schools

IN-PERSON SPACE MISSION SIMULATIONS INCLUDED IN THE SPONSORSHIP

Note: The school/organization is responsible for the cost of transportation to and from the McAuliffe Center in Framingham.

Your choice of one of the following:

Expedition Mars
Appropriate for Grades 5-7

Humans have established a permanent settlement on the Martian moon Phobos. The discovery of frozen surface water has allowed scientists to assist in the creation of liquid fuel. Student teams will need to remain on high alert and handle any repercussions that could come along with an asteroid impact.


Lunar Quest
Appropriate for Grade 8

Two student teams set out for the Moon to help with the expansion of Moonbase Alpha. Together, they must navigate through space, to the Moon, and choose a suitable location for mining resources needed for the expansion of lunar research.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR IN-PERSON MISSIONS

VIRTUAL SPACE MISSION SIMULATIONS INCLUDED IN THE SPONSORSHIP

Note: Your school/organization needs to have access to the internet through an internet browser (Google Chrome preferred), access to Zoom (special accommodations for using Google Meets may be made), and computers, laptops, or Chromebooks with cameras and microphones.

Your choice of one of the following:

Destination Mars
Appropriate for Grades 3-5

Student teams will analyze data to select which of Mars' moons, Deimos or Phobos, is best to build a base that will allow us to efficiently send a spacecraft to the surface of the planet and back.

Destination Moon
Appropriate for Grades 5-8

Student teams in Mission Control have critical jobs: launch and fly Blue Origin’s reusable launch vehicle, New Glenn, and land the lunar lander, Blue Moon, safely on the Moon’s surface.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR VIRTUAL MISSIONS

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