Children’s museum explores earth and space sciences | Island life

The Explore Science: Earth & Space demonstration at the Virgin Islands Children’s Museum is part of a nationwide celebration of educational programs designed to engage children in areas of earth and space science.

The Explore Science: Earth & Space event includes science, takeaway materials, and engaging discussions about science and society. These activities introduce guests to NASA’s ongoing research in the fields of heliophysics, geosciences, planetary sciences, and astrophysics, and enable them to interact practically with concepts from earth and space sciences.

Girl Scouts visited the Virgin Islands Children’s Museum on Saturday March 27th to host the first Explore Science event. Second to sixth grade girls studied how stars and nebulae are formed, played space games, and discovered how gravity affects orbiting objects. Groups can also create their own spin-art nebula, play the Mission to Space game, discuss what it might be like to mine an asteroid, and much more.

The VI Children’s Museum invites groups of up to 20 students and their companions to these 1 ½ hour scientific demonstrations. Each group demo booking is $ 275. VI companies wishing to sponsor local youth organizations for Explore Science at VICM send an email to [email protected].

The Explore Science: Earth & Space project is led by Arizona State University in collaboration with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Explore Science: Earth & Space Toolkits are developed and sold nationwide by the National Informal STEM Education Network (NISE Net). Demonstrations take place in 350 museums and institutions across the country.

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