Extra Venue Activities (EVAs)
EVA Price: $300.00 per 2 hour activity
An EVA is a hands-on, investigative activity that is designed as a companion to our Missions. They incorporate math and science related themes and are two hours in length.
- EVAs are recommended to accommodate larger groups that require back to back missions.
(Grade Level 5 - 9)
Explore the Lunar Landing sites of the Apollo astronauts. Students use a shaded relief map to investigate the different lunar landing sites as well as learn about a variety of lunar surface features. Knowledge of the terrain will assist the team in planning a Lunar Excursion for their Lunar Rover Vehicle. Students will use map reading, graphing skills and problem solving to calculate the shortest trip time.
This EVA is designed to complement the Return to the Moon Mission.
(Grade Level 5 - 9)
Students use their creative skills to design and build their own Mars Rover. The engineering design teams follow a basic specification checklist to assign functions, determine mass and the overall cost of their Rover.
This EVA is designed to complement the Voyage to Mars Mission.
(Grade Level 3 - 7)
Investigate Newton's Laws of Motion through the construction and launch of pop rockets. See how the laws affect what happens to your rocket!
This EVA is designed to complement the Rendezvous with a Comet Mission.
EMU (Extra Mobility Unit) CONSTRUCTION
(Grade Level 5 - 8)
Participants work on a team of five to construct the EMU using the large Quadros pieces. Each member of the team is assigned a unique role with specific guidelines for construction. The emphasis is on clear, unambiguous verbal communication between team members. Students will give and follow verbal instructions to replicate the EMU. After construction is complete, students will determine the dimensions of the EMU by measuring length, width, diameter and radius using a meter stick. In addition, students will find the surface area and volume of the EMU by substituting values into mathematical formulas and performing the indicated operations.
(Grade Level 6 - 9)
Students use graphing calculators and motion sensors to investigate motion. They will graph their own motion, calculate motion velocity, and match distance vs. time graphs. The students get to work with the latest in data collecting equipment while learning how to calculate slope and velocity. Maximum of 25 students.
*Special booking required
Maximum of 25 students in this activity, based on our inventory of graphing calculators. Please contact Ellie Wallis at (423)425-2191 for details.