1.5-hour Programs



STARDUST
Fifth and up

Stardust is a workshop that focuses on engineering and the study of comets. The students will learn about comets, their structure, origin, and how they affect the solar system.  They will design a version of the NASA STARDUST probe which flew through the coma of a comet, collecting material for scientists to analyze on Earth. Each team designs and builds a model of their probe using the parts available while trying to maintain their budget. Once the STARDUST probe is complete, the teams present their probe to our Flight Director and try to sell their design concept.

Program offers opportunities for students to develop and practice using critical STEM skills.




1-hour Programs


Space Travel Challenge

5th and up

Today’s students are tomorrow's space colonists. The path will not be easy, but with the proper training and education, these future astronauts will be prepared for the mental and physical challenges ahead. Your class will get a glimpse into the life of an astronaut and experience the excitement and adventure that goes with living and working in space. A Flight Director will guide you through this workshop in which your class will experience first-hand the challenges of an emergency situation by reenacting the near-disaster aboard the Apollo 13 mission. Teams of students will design and build a working air filter using reproductions of the equipment available to the crew aboard the capsule.

Program offers opportunities for students to develop and practice using critical STEM skills.

Shuttle Heat Shield Challenge

5th and up
The shuttle missions were very successful and innovative. Your class will learn about the exciting era of the NASA space shuttle, its history and its difficulties and successes. In this program, your students will engineer a device to withstand the 3000 degree heat of a shuttle reentry. In teams, they will be provided with a budget and a list of supplies that they must use to build the lightest and most inexpensive heat shield model possible. We then test the models to determine which team was successful in their design.

Standards met by this program:
1.P4U2.4
6.P4U2.5


Journey to Mars
4th and up
Join us in a journey to Mars as we learn about its past and future explorations as your class will use that knowledge to plan a manned journey to Mars. The mission will stress teamwork, problem solving skills, testing new ideas and the challenges of traveling to Mars.
Program offers opportunities for students to develop and practice using critical STEM skills.



30-60 Minute Programs


Liquid Nitrogen Demo
All grades

Student will explore the properties of matter and what it means to be freeze or to melt, depending on the age group they will dive deeper into the physics behind heat transfer and what it can do to materials.
Standards met by this program:
2.P1U1.2
2.E1U1.5
5.P1U1.1
6.P1U1.1
6.P1U1.2
6.P1U1.3


Planetarium Show
All grades

Students will get a glimpse of our solar system up close and personal! We will explore the planets, moons, dwarf planets or constellations from a wide variety of cultures! This show allows students to see the solar system like never before! Requires 20 foot cube area minimum, nearby power supply. The planetarium also requires 30 minutes to set up before hand and 30 minutes to pack after the show
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Standards met by this program:
K.E2U1.5
6.E2U1.8



Outreach Programs for Schools

Our flight directors come to you for this set of programs. 

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Tel: (623) 322-2001

17835 N 44th Street,  Phoenix, AZ 85032 US