K-12 Students and Educators

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.

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Michigan's only Challenger Learning Center. 

Aligned with national education standards (varies by mission) and includes pre- and post-mission activities. 

Informed by real scientific data.

Galaxy Quest STEM Summer Camp