Space Education straight from Kennedy Space Center: How to make a rocket, lunar landing?

Kennedy Space Center's virtual education is open. Fun projects for kids to keep their STEM skills and have fun in the process with items we have at home.

ORLANDO, Fla — Kennedy Space Center Visitor’s complex has gone virtual! Trained educators are providing free, online distance learning about space-related, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts. the educators will showcase a different area of the complex and do fun projects to trigger the imagination and skill of kids of all ages. Videos are launch in their social media accounts where you can also ask questions to be answered by experts. Click here for more information about the program.

Certified meteorologist George Waldenberger had a video conference with Dee Maynard, a trained educator, she showed him how to do a rocket and a lunar landing with items you have at home.

Here are the materials you need:

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At-home rocket:

  • Empty water bottle
  • Straw
  • Pieces of paper
  • Tape

These are a couple of the many projects and activities that get kids thinking about how to solve problems, about persistence, success, and failure. Simple projects that you can do at home, recycling a few items to spark the imagination of your son and daughter.

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Posted by Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on Monday, May 4, 2020