Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Future Astronauts

We had a BLAST at the Challenger Learning Center!  All of the Challenge students had the opportunity to take this field trip.  Each group participated in a space simulation and a rocket building class.

Elementary students (1st-4th grades) mission was "Mystery in Space," and their goal was to discover the mystery object they spotted in space.  By using the visible spectrum, students were able to identify that the mystery object was a comet. 

Middle school students participated in a mission too.  Their mission was to build a probe to land on the moon.  Students had the opportunity to experience what it's like in Mission Control and on a space shuttle.  Jobs ranged from Communication Officer to Life Support.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Houston...We Have Mission Patches!

The following patches were chosen to represent our upcoming missions at the Challenger Learning Center.  Classes first voted on shuttle names. Then each student designed a patch to represent their class and mission.  Congratulations to the following students!

Madi - 1st/2nd Grade Class

Cecilia - 3rd Grade

Mya - 4th Grade

Abby - 5th Grade

Jessica - 6th Grade

Jonah - 7th Grade

Emily - 8th Grade

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Campaigning in the Classroom

We are diligently working on our political campaigns! Challenge classes, grades 4-6, have six candidates representing six different parties in the upcoming 2012 election. Stay tuned for links to our webpages, commercials, and campaign speeches! Until then, we hope you enjoy the following sneak peek from one of our supporters!