The NASTAR Center at ETC hosts a summer space camp for students in grades 2 to 12. Our programs engage students in interactive activities designed to reinforce state standards for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. Students are immersed in topics ranging from spaceflight to renewable energy.
The program for older students is an analytical, hands-on curriculum ideal for those who may consider careers in engineering, physics and math. The program for younger students is geared toward activities that demonstrate the exciting side of learning and discovery.
Popular activities include piloting a flight simulator, building solar car models, performing science experiments and building stomp rockets. Students are immersed in the NASTAR Center’s training and research activities. The NASTAR Center trains commercial space travelers and suppors the research of universities and government entities such as NASA.
NASTAR Camp experiences include:
•Exploring renewable energy
•Building a solar hot water heater
• Engineering solar car models
•Constructing a windmill generator
•Making and eating space food
•Designing and racing balloon-powered cars
•Flying puff and stomp rockets
•Constructing and flying paper airplanes
•Discovering the parts of an aircraft
•Building weather instruments
•Exploring the forces of flight
•Building balsa gliders and paper gyrocopters
The schedule for 2013 is as follows:
July 8 – 12 – NASTAR Camp, Grades 7 to 8 Week Filled
July 15 – 19 – NASTAR Camp, Grades 4 to 6 Week Filled
July 22 – 26 – NASTAR Camp, Grades 7 to 8
July 29 – Aug. 2 – NASTAR Camp. Grades 4 to 6 Week Filled
July 29 – Aug. 2 – NASTAR Camp, Grades 9 to 12 Week Filled
Aug. 5 – 9 – NASTAR Camp, Grades 4 to 6 Week Filled
Aug. 5 – 9 – NASTAR Camp Jr., Grades 2 to 3
For NASTAR Camp enrollment information, contact Greg Kennedy at (215) 355-9100, X 1512, or firstname.lastname@example.org.