Extra Vehicular Activities
A great way to extend your experience at the Center! While your
students are not launching in our shuttle or working onboard our
spacecraft, have them participate in an Extra Vehicular Activity (EVA).
An EVA is an additional two-hours of hands-on activities linked to the
theme of your mission. Our hands-on lessons and team building activities
will excite your students' interest as they learn science content and
process skills targeting the NJ Core Curriculum Standards.
Your students can:
- Investigate for a Deep Impact (in Rendezvous for Comet
- Prepare for a Lunar Expedition (in Return to the Moon
- Become a Martian Surveyor (in Voyage to Mars EVA)
Astronomers have discovered hundreds of "potentially hazardous
asteroids" that have Earth-crossing orbits and have the long-term
potential to impact Earth. Your students will examine how small bodies
affect our solar system.
Scientists have used a variety of different methods to study the Moon.
Your students will examine the lunar surface in hopes of identifying
resources that can help sustain a lunar colony.
Plenty of clues suggest that liquid water once flowed on Mars, but the
evidence remains inconclusive. Your students will gather important
geologic information about the Martian surface.