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patchMicroComet Mission

Mission Packet including Activities

Grades 3-4

It is the year 2061. Traveling between Earth and Mars, the Micro Comet crew is on a mission to locate Comet Halley. After locating the comet, this scientific team of explorers will launch a probe into the comet to hopefully discover the secrets of this ancient cosmic material.

 

1 hour  MicroComet Program - $400

  • Includes MicroComet Mission and one MicoComet EVA of your choice.
  • Maximum is 40 participants — Divided into 2 groups up to 20 students each. 
  • A MicroComet Crew Manifest is required for each group.

2 hour MicroComet Program -$500

  • Includes Micro Comet Mission, and two MicroComet EVAs of your choice.
  • Maximum is 60 participants — Divided into 3 groups up to 20 students each.
  • A MicroComet Crew Manifest is required for each group.

3 hour MicroComet Program -$600

  • Includes Micro Comet Mission, and three MicroComet EVAs of your choice.
  • Maximum is 80 participants — Divided into 4 groups up to 20 students each.
  • A MicroComet Crew Manifest is required for each group.

 

MicroComet EVAs

Micronaut Technology

  • Students will learn about the uses of NanoSatellites in space.
  • Students will work in pairs to build a NanoSatellite (NanoSat) using origami method of paper folding.
  • If time allows, students will investigate different components of the day and night sky.

Telescope Tech

  • Students will explore the concepts of reflection and refraction and discuss their differences.
  • Students will learn the different parts of a telescope.
  • Students will use a refracting telescope to observe distant objects.

Moon Phases

  • Students will investigate the sun, earth, moon and their interactions with each other.
  • Students will learn the eight moon phases and will model and discuss each phase.

Pop Rockets (short)

  • Students will build and launch a paper Pop Rocket.
  • Students will organizer launch results using a table.
  • Students will read and interpret the results.
  • If time allows, students will investigate Newton's Laws of Motion.

Stars

  • Students will learn important facts and characteristics of stars.
  • Students will use a method similar to origami to create a symmetrical star.

Galileo's Ramp (short)

  • Students will learn about gravity and acceleration.
  • Students will work in teams to complete experiment.
  • Students will use the scientific method.

Trouble Ladder

  • Students will use fraction in number sentences.
  • Students will work in pairs to build ladder to spacecraft.
  • If time allows, students will investigate advance math dealing with unlike denominators.

 

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