When you visit Colorado Space Grant labs at
the University of Colorado we can give you a personalized tour based on you
students grade level. The interactive tour is a hands-on tour that is
perfect for grades 2-7 but can be modified for younger students! For High
School students we recommend an informative tour which includes talks and
demonstrations by current Space Grant students.
A battery works by
forcing electrons to travel on a specific path, allowing them to give
power. At this station you can see how much voltage you carry!
Digital pictures consists
of tiny squares of information called picture elements, or pixels. At this
station you can build a digital picture using pixel blocks.
circuit is an electrical device
that provides a path for electrical current to flow.
At this station students learn about circuits through hands-on lessons by
building simple series and parallel circuits.
The computer is the brain
of the satellite. It sends and receives data, controls all of the
satellite's systems, and communicates with Earth. At this station you can
explore binary code and decode secret messages.
The environment of space
is nothing like the environment on Earth's surface. When astronauts go into
space they must deal with microgravity, extreme temperatures, radiation, and
changes in pressure. At this station students get to experience and see how
the space environment changes everyday things.
Like batteries, solar
panels provide power to keep satellites working. At this station you can
test different light bulbs on a solar powered car. See which light bulb
makes the car go farthest.