NASA's ASTRO CAMP Community Partners Reach 3rd/4th Grade Students
On October 20th, NASA's ASTRO CAMP® Community Partners (ACCP) team provided materials and virtually led a hands-on aeronautics activity introducing third and fourth grade students to the forces of flight and the engineering and design process. This was done as part of a recent "Lights On After School" event put together for all six Boys and Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast, a collaboration with NASA, Million Girls Moonshot, and Afterschool Alliance that included prerecorded Astronaut footage of Jessica Watson and actress Keke Palmer.
"Seeing 250 boys and girls launch their air-powered XPlanes after counting down, 3..2..1.. is inspiring," said Mariah Lott, ACCP Project Lead. "The excitement in their faces is what NASA's ACCP is all about. We are meeting the needs of students by bringing home NASA Science with the community partner programs."
NASA's ASTRO CAMP® Community Partners is supported by NASA and is part of NASA’s Science Activation Portfolio. Learn more about how Science Activation connects NASA science experts, real content, and experiences with community leaders to do science in ways that activate minds and promote deeper understanding of our world and beyond: https://science.nasa.gov/learners