A new Space School program is being launched by the Kennedy Space Center and the Brevard County schools.
The program is being called a hands on opportunity right where the science of space exploration happens.
Fifth graders at Title 1 schools will receive hands on instruction for 16 days inside the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The new venture was made possible by partnerships with KSC, the KSC Education Foundation, and Delaware North.
Students will meet astronauts, work in teams on projects, and explore exhibits. They will focus on STEAM technology, and learn from different segments including the rocket garden, Saturn V, Atlantis and Mission Mars: Exploring Space.
Space School opens January 7. “Classroom time is minimized. The focus is on having students experience their learning of new concepts that are based on the Florida state standards in ELA [English and Language Arts], math, reading and social studies,” said Adrian Laffitte, executive director of the Kennedy Space Center Education Foundation.