5 STEM Space Ideas from UCF Engineering Department!

Child cuts out colored planets.

Austin came across my website recently and wanted to share a cool article to add to the Resource Zone from the University of Central Florida Engineering department. I will summarize the article and list the 5 Space STEM ideas for you to use at Summer Camp. If you are not using themes, I highly encourage you to do this. Staff can dress up, and you can have a focus for your week. It will make it fun and encourage skill development too. STEM isn’t just a buzz word or gimmick. STEM Jobs are growing at a fast rate, and exposing your campers to this kind of programming will be very beneficial to them. The full article is found here https://www.ucf.edu/online/engineering/news/five-stem-space-activities/

  1. Straw Rocket Competition – https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/edu/pdfs/sodastrawrocket.pdf
  2. How To Build A Telescope – https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/nature/make-a-telescope/
  3. Walk Like An Astronaut – https://www.teachengineering.org/lessons/view/cub_solar_lesson05
  4. Host A Space Lander Competition – https://www.nasa.gov/pdf/418011main_OTM_Touchdown.pdf
  5. Chart A New Galaxy – https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/starfinder2/en/

I will include the detailed activities UCF listed in the Resource Zone under Youth Programming.

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