Today’s students are tomorrow’s innovators. But too many lose interest in crucial subjects like science, technology, engineering and math at an early age. This limits their opportunities in life and their career options in a global economy.
To succeed in a rapidly changing world, students need exposure to a variety of fields, chances to work with their fellow students in real-world scenarios, and experiences that open their eyes to new possibilities for the future.
The Challenger Learning Center at SC4 offers experiences that go far beyond a typical field trip for K-12 students and educators in Michigan and Ontario. The space-themed simulation-based experiences are led by trained Flight Directors and take place in a fully immersive Space Station and Mission Control.
Surrounded by technology, each student plays a unique role in the mission as the team completes assignments, manipulates hands-on labs and copes with simulated emergencies. Teamwork is crucial, if one member fails to complete a job, the entire mission can be put at risk. This differentiated approach allows for a truly personalized learning experience where students apply critical, scientific knowledge to real-world scenarios.
Aligned with national education standards (varies based on mission) and informed by real science data, Center Missions excite students about STEM, introduce students to careers in these fields, and help students build important 21st-century skills like critical thinking, problem-solving and collaboration.
Scheduling the below flights now!
Mission: Lunar Quest
NASA recently launched a Rover to the Moon to explore new areas and collect critical scientific data. However, the Rover lost power before any of the findings were sent back to Earth. A faster and more reliable process to gather this type of information is needed. The result is a new directive from NASA – human astronauts will return to the Moon!
A team of astronauts must board a Spacecraft and launch to the Moon in search of a long-term habitat on the Moon. A team of scientists and engineers are stationed in Mission Control on Earth to command and assist the astronauts on their mission. Once the Spacecraft crew successfully lands on the Moon, they must deploy a Lunar Exploration Rover to investigate different areas of the lunar surface to identify a suitable location for a sustainable long-term human habitat.
However, when the crew receives troubling readings from below the Moon’s surface, the two teams must work together and make critical decisions to turn a potential catastrophe into NASA’s finest hour!
Lunar Quest meets national science standards for learners in grades 5-8 (scalable for 8th grade+ learners) and is open to learners of all ages. Students are assigned to a wide variety of STEM-based roles. Half-day (Min. 18 guests/Max. 35 guests) and full-day ( Min. 36 guests/Max. 70 guests) experiences are available.
Galaxy Quest STEM Summer Camp
Galaxy Quest STEM Summer Camp
We are so excited to announce our new day camp program at SC4’s Experience Center. These camps will incorporate hands-on science and nature fun for elementary-aged students. Campers will engage in science experiments, nature exploration, wildlife encounters, immersive space simulations in our new Challenger Learning Center at SC4 and more! We expect these camps to fill fast so sign up today to be the first to know when our camp schedule and registration is live.