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.
  • Maximum 34 participants


(Grade Level 6 - 12)

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.

MARS ROVERknex mars rover

(Grade Level 5 - 12)

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.

paper rocketsPOP ROCKETS

(Grade Level 3 - 12)

Investigate Newton's Laws of Motion through the construction and launch of pop rockets. See how the laws affect what happens to your rocket!


girls buidling EMUEMU (Extra Mobility Unit) CONSTRUCTION

(Grade Level 5 - 12)

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 3 - 12)

Participants work on a team of five to demonstrate Galileo's Acceleration Experiment. This experiment uses the scientific method. They will compare and contrast how gravity effects the acceleration of different masses.


 clay and straw rocketsClay Rockets

(Grade Level 6 - 12)

Participants work with a partner to design a clay and straw rocket. They must design a rocket that will go the furthest distance horizontally, using engineering standards. After first test launch, students must redesign and rebuild rockets to improve on the distance of travel.