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Challenger Learning Center

Challenger Learning Center

An experience for students that is out of this world!

The Challenger Learning Center is a realistic simulated space mission that uses hands-on, inquiry based activities to engage participants in teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

 

The Missions

 

Rendezvous with a Comet
In order to gather clues that will expand our understanding of the evolution of the Universe, a team of scientists and engineers attempts to take an up-close look at a comet as it streaks across the solar system. Their goal is to successfully rendezvous with the comet and launch a data collection probe through the comet's tail. Recommended for grades 5 and up.

 

Voyage to Mars
In this mission, your group is traveling to Mars to replace the crew of astronauts who have been living on a manned base for the past two years. In addition to landing on the Martian surface, the team collects and analyzes geologic samples and launches exploratory probes to the two moons of Mars. Recommended for grades 5 and up.

 

Voyage to Mars - mini

In this mini version of the Mars mission, your group is traveling to Mars to replace the crew living on the Mars base. A one-hour version of our popular two-hour mission, this program includes the same hands-on, inquiry-based activities, but is designed for smaller groups. Recommended for grades 5 and up.

 

Return to the Moon
A crew of astronauts is returning to the Moon for the first time since 1972. Their goal is to select a site for a permanent base and explore the feasibility of off-Earth settlements. If all goes well, the team navigates into lunar orbit, launches an exploratory probe and analyzes data gathered from the lunar surface before selecting the site for Moon Base #1. Recommended for grades 6 and up.

 

 

Teacher Prep Workshop

Attendance of group leaders at a CLC Educator Workshop is strongly recommended. If you have attended a CLC Educator Workshop in the last three years, please contact the CLC Coordinator for information about workshop discounts.

 

Curriculum Materials

To maximize the learning experience, curriculum materials for download are available below. The Pre and Post packets contain activities you can do with your group before and after your visit. Important: Students must be assigned jobs prior to your visit! Review the job descriptions and fill out the Crew Manifest; bring the manifest on the day of your program.

 

Challenger Learning Center Downloads

 

Program Audience: Educators, Students

CLC Intro Video

CLC Intro Video

CLC Mission Video

A sample CLC mission (15 min)
Our program differs from the presentations shown here.

For More Information:
Melanie Kwong 206-768-7216

To Book a Mission:
Denny Smith 206-764-1384

Audience
Grades 5 - 12
Group Size
16 - 30 students
1 chaperone for every 10 students is required
Schedule
Seven days a week
Daily choice of mission
Morning, afternoon, and evening start times available
Length
Two hours
Fee
$250.00(mini), $500.00(full); $400.00 if the group leader / teacher attends a CLC Educator Workshop

Challenger Learning Center