Set course for the stars with this astronomical engineering experience! To start, we’ll explore our stellar neighborhood – the Solar System – and construct a classroom-sized model of the relative size of and distance between the planets. Then, you’ll take over the role of an aerospace engineer and tackle the design process to design, build, test, and redesign your own extreme paper rockets and space bases!
*To accommodate COSI’s rocket launch activity, this program requires a gymnasium, an adjacent outdoor space, a large multi-purpose room, a cafeteria, or another open program space. Use Reservation contact above with questions.
- Grade Level: Grades 3-12
- State Standards: Download Standards-Astronomy-Academy.pdf
- Extension Activities: Download Extension-Activities-Astronomy Academy.pdf