May 23, 2013
Aerospace education classes at Morningside College are accepting registrations for the program, which begins in June for students who have completed second through seventh grades.
“Space Cities” is designed for students who have completed second through fourth grades. The class is scheduled June 10 through 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Students will design and build space stations using recycled materials and participate in experiments dealing with microgravity, rocketry, weightlessness and astronaut foods.
“Space Exploration” is scheduled June 18 through 21 for students who have completed grades four through seven or who have completed “Space Cities.” Sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The class includes experiments in robotics, rocketry, weather, space suit technology, satellites and hydroponics. Students will interact with an educational specialist from the Johnson Space Center and a geologist from the University of Iowa.
Connie Richardson Smith, program director and Sioux City educator, said this summer’s sessions are a joint endeavor with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the Sioux City Public Museum.
"This camp should prove to be the best ever as we have materials on loan from NASA that have been created specifically for students to engage in problem-solving activities aimed at igniting the imagination of our future scientists and engineers,” Richardson Smith said.
Aerospace education classes are organized and taught on the Morningside campus by Richardson Smith and Mary Richardson Tester, an educator from Pawleys Island, S.C. For more information on registrations, contact the Morningside College Education Department at 712-274-5106 or 1-800-831-0806.