Science Labs

Extend your half-day mission into a full-day, immersive experience. We offer three different content options that complement mission scenarios: Living in Space, Rocketry 101 and Destination: Mars. Each lab is standards-based in science content, but integrates literacy, math and social studies concepts as well as 21st Century Learning Skills. Students participate in teamwork, problem-solving and critical thinking activities. Each Science Lab activity aligns with the Indiana Academic Learning Standards and Illinois Learning Benchmarks standards for its grade levels.

Here’s a brief description of each of our labs:

Living in Space

Life on board the International Space Station (ISS) is very different from life on Earth.  Students will explore how living in space affects the human body and examine the methods astronauts use to protect themselves from the dangers of Low Earth Orbit.  Students get to test real astronaut food during this entertaining and educational lab session.

  • LENGTH: 2.5 hours
  • CLASS SIZE: Maximum 34 students
  • PRICE: $300 per class ($200 if booked with scheduled program)

Rocketry 101

In this session, students explore Newton’s Laws and how they apply to launching spacecraft and astronauts into space. Teamwork becomes essential as students must work cooperatively to design, build and test balloon rockets.  Observation, evaluation and engineering principals all come into play as these “engineers” determine the best design strategy to take to the Launch Pad!

  • LENGTH: 2.5 hours
  • CLASS SIZE: Maximum 34 students
  • PRICE: $300 per class ($200 if booked with scheduled program)

Destination Mars

Curiosity has brought a whole new Mars to light. As scientists and engineers investigate sending a crew of humans to Mars, Curiosity’s findings are changing the perceptions that will make establishing an off-planet settlement a reality. Students will participate in companion science activities that mimic the concepts that Curiosity is investigating on Mars every day!

  • LENGTH: 2.5 hours
  • CLASS SIZE: Maximum 34 students
  • PRICE: $300 per class ($200 if booked with scheduled program)