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March 21 @ 10:00 am - March 22 @ 6:00 pm
Kenai Challenger Space Center
Join Mat Su Central School on a Lunar Quest at the Challenger Learning Center of Alaska in Kenai.
The Center offers students the next best thing to actual space flight with a Mission Control room designed after NASA Johnson Space Center.
The simulated environment is created with computer technology, real science data & hands-on activities. Students will take turns working in the Space Station and Mission Control, immersing themselves in the space like surroundings.
During Lunar Quest, students take on the role of scientists, engineers and doctors to explore the moon and locate precious materials. Students will work both as mission controllers and astronauts focusing on four major topics:
- Orbital mechanics and what it takes to get to the moon.
- Health and safety in space
- Conditions for life
- How remote sensing enables us to observe and explore the moon in ways that would otherwise be impossible.
Recommended for grades 3rd – 12th
Mandatory preparatory sessions before the trip: Friday, March 2nd, Friday, March 9th, Monday, March 19th & Tuesday, March 20th, 2:00 – 3:00pm.
Depart MSCS @ 10am
Arrive at the Challenger Center @ 3pm
Ice Cream Engineering activity: 4 – 6:30pm
Dinner at 6:30pm
Lights out in the dorms at 9pm
Breakfast at 8am
Lunar Quest activity: 9 – 11:30am
Lunch at 12:00
Depart the Center @ 1pm
Arrive back at MSCS by 6pm
Cost: $193 per student (this cost will be automatically deducted from the students allotment). Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend. the Adult cost for the trip is $46.50. The cost includes transportation, lodging and food.
Sorry, This field trip is full.
Questions? Contact Gena @ 352-7457