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Fort Plain Central School Astro-Not-Yet Camp this summer

Teaching Space Travel and Science Skills to the Astronauts of Tomorrow

WHO: Any Fort Plain Central School student entering grades 3-6 in the 2019-2020 school year
COST: Free
DATES: Monday, July 22 – Friday, July 26
TIME: 9am-2pm (alternate times can be arranged as necessary)
LOCATION: Fort Plain Junior/Senior High School
REGISTRATION: (registration limited to first 50 students)
DIRECTOR: Patrick Petty, Fort Plain Central School Science Teacher, and NASA Solar System Ambassador

Fort Plain Central School is excited to offer “Astro-Not-Yet Camp” this summer. The camp is a STEM enrichment opportunity with a focus on the science of outer space and space travel. This opportunity is for students entering grades 3-6 in the 2019-2020 school year. Elementary students will get the opportunity to work with older student mentors and take part in fun and engaging opportunities. The camp will take place at the Fort Plain Junior/Senior High School and will be a full day each day from July 22-26!

Activities Include:

  • A modified astronaut reasoning test
  • Identifying the skills astronauts need to be successful
  • Astronaut physical fitness training
  • Simulate working in a space suit
  • Designing/launching rockets
  • Packing for a Mission to Mars
  • Planning a meal in space
  • Preparing and eating dehydrated and freeze-dried foods
  • Designing a Mission Patch
  • Working as a team to simulate a mission in space
  • Writing a letter to an astronaut
  • Hands on experience with space shuttle tiles, pieces of a space suit, models, and other NASA artifacts!