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5th Grade Space Camp

Our 141 5th graders spent the week of March 28 – April 1st at Space Camp. At 8:00 am each day, the 5th graders loaded buses to travel to the United States Space & Rocket center for a full day of space, aviation, and robotics exploration. Our 141 students were split into teams of 16 members to rotate through super, interesting learning stations. Activities included: rocket construction and launching, zero gravity simulations, planetarium shows, drone demonstrations, museum exhibitions exploration on Guinness Book of World records, and many more. Space Camp concluded at 3:00 pm each day when the students rejoined their homerooms to do an enrichment extension activity until the buses arrived at 4:15. These activities included space & science book studies, math calculations of weight in space, and rides. The week culminated with a Friday afternoon Family Fun Day at the US Space & Rocket Center.

Following our week adventure, NASA Engineer, Caitlyn Durham, visited all the 5th classes to talk about all the different ways students can work in the space industry when they grow up. She shared how important math and science are, in addition teamwork, communication, and collaboration are the most crucial skills for a successful career. Being a lifelong learner is so important! Our 5th grade students are well on their way!