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Summer STEAM in the Park
August 1 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, repeating until August 29, 2021
An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Sunday, repeating until August 29, 2021
Science makes the summer even more fun! The U.S. Space & Rocket Center will have special STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) activities out in the Park on Saturdays and Sunday during the summer. Each month will have a different theme. (Activities are included in admission.)
May- Astronomy: Solar Sunspot Telescope Viewing and Nebula Spin Art
Learn how nebulas, gigantic clouds of gas and dust in space, are formed and create your own colorful model nebula using paint and a spinner. Because of the unique quantities and locations of the materials and the forces that spread them, each model nebula will be unique — just like each real nebula! You’ll also get to view our star, the Sun, through special solar telescopes to check for active sunspot activity (weather dependent).
June- Engineering: Earthquake Design
What causes earthquakes? Learn about the causes and destructive forces behind earthquakes and test your own balsa wood structure to see how strong it is with a tabletop earthquake simulator.
July- Aeronautics: Air Rocket Design
See Newton’s Third Law of Motion in action as you build and test your own air-powered rocket. You will walk away with a greater appreciation of basics of rocket construction and the forces that influence the launch and flight of a rocket.
August-Aerodynamics: Four Forces of Flight
Build and test a balsa wood airplane and see how the four forces of flight– lift, thrust, drag and weight– influence the design of aircraft and the flight of rockets