Looking for a Fun Astronomy Camp done Virtually, well this one’s Out of this World! With our Summer Astronomy Camp, children ages 5-10 can be inspired to think big, dream big, and to foster curiosity about an enormous universe in which the boundaries appear unlimited. The spark of interest often ignites in young minds where the ABC’s of the universe are brought to light.
Exciting week-long sessions for children with lots of fun STEM hands-on activities as they are guided into the mysteries of the universe by a real astronomer who was a consultant with NASA and worked with a space telescope. The entire week is filled with constant fun and excitement as everyone experiences a supernova explosion of new knowledge and understanding in this virtual journey throughout the cosmos. With the understanding of some simple terminology and concepts, they are better informed about space and the celestial objects that reside overhead. Some of the many outrageous activities include constructing a starfinder, using Oreo cookies to see the phases of the Moon, and building an actual telescope from a kit provided by the camp.
• Astronomy for Everyone: Size & Scale of the Universe
• Roadmap to the Stars: the Night Sky Explained
• A Grand Tour of the Solar System & Beyond
• Gazing Upon a Cosmic Ocean
• Exploring the Moon & Mars and the Deep-Space Search for Another Earth
• Movers in the Sky: Comets, Meteors & Asteroids
• When Celestial Bodies Collide: Eclipses & Other Phenomena
• Telescopes: Eyes on the Universe
Many fun and educational STEM hands-on activities are done throughout the week, ending with the construction of a telescope from a provided kit mailed to your home.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
A. Define basic terminology used in astronomy and the space sciences.
1. Subatomic particles
2. Planets & moons
3. Stars & constellations
4. Star clusters, nebulae & galaxies
5. Supermassive black holes
B. Understand and state important concepts and principles.
1. Space exploration
2. Colliding galaxies
C. Apply principles to scientific calculations.
1. Speed of light
D. Interpret charts and graphs in evaluating scientific data.
1. Faces of the Moon
E. Demonstrate skill in the use of instruments and scientific reasoning.
1. Particle accelerator
2. Build a telescope