Tel: (623) 322-2001

17835 N 44th Street,  Phoenix, AZ 85032 US

2-hour Programs

Mobile Mission to your Location

All Grades
The Mobile Mission uses Leased equipment, this cannot be counted towards credit.

A journey to other planets can be just outside your classroom door with our mobile simulator. This program is geared to meet and exceed standards in math and science as well as help students learn to work as teams. The mission is to perform orbital surveys of the Moon and Mars to locate critically needed deposits of specific raw minerals. These minerals are urgently needed to fabricate the special components required to correct a design flaw common to reactors that power based on the moon and mars.

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

Sixth to Twelfth Grade

E-Mission Operation Montserrat is an electronic mission that challenges students to apply their STEM skills to an authentic crisis situation. During the 2-hour e-mission, student specialists serve as members of a team: Volcano, Hurricane, Evacuation, or Communication. Operation Montserrat connects a Flight Director at the Earth & Space Expedition Center with a classroom anywhere in the world for a unique learning adventure. With the help of computers, the internet, and a small video camera, students interact with a Flight Director to track the hurricane, predict volcanic rock fall, and determine how these conditions will impact the island’s air, land, water, and vegetation.

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Fifth to Twelfth Grade

STARDUST is an Engineering workshop where students will design a version of the STARDUST probe which flies 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

Apollo 13 Scrubber Challenge

Fourth to Twelfth Grade

Experience the tension of the ill-fated Apollo 13 mission as your students take on the roles of Mission Control engineers, trying to figure out how to clean the air in the capsule before the astronauts suffocate. Student teams research, design and build model air scrubber filter units using only the few materials available to the astronauts. They then test their designs on a mock-up of the air circulation unit from the Apollo spacecraft.

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

Heat Shield Challenge

Fifth to Twelfth Grade
Can your students design a device to withstand the 3000˚ heat of a shuttle reentry? Students are 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 with a propane torch to find out which ones survive.

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Solar System and Beyond

Kindergarten to Fifth Grade
Students learn about each of the planets in the solar system using our 4 billion to 1 scale solar system. They learn about light and energy and how scientists identify the different gasses from our Sun and other stars.

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Fourth to Eighth Grade
Rotations has multiple stations that students will be rotating through having about 6-7 minutes at each station to complete a task. The stations include, Communications, Electrical Circuits, Astronaut food, Living in a Vacuum, and Working in a Space Suit. all stations will give students a look into the different parts of the life of an astronaut.

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

30-60 Minute Programs

Liquid Nitrogen Demo
Kindergarten to eighth grade
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.
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Planetarium Show
Kindergarten to eighth grade

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 1 hour to set up before hand and 3 minutes to pack after the show
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Outreach Programs for Schools

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