Space Club Highlighted at the Arizona STEM Expo

The space club that I mentor for the Sonoran Science Academy was invited to participate in the Arizona STEM Expo in early May. The kids and I were excited to share our enthusiasm for space, so we built an exhibit that reflected many of the activities that we’ve done over the semester.

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Our fantastic exhibit!
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Of course there were Stormtroopers
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The expo included robots and gadgets and demos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our fantastic exhibit featured our past activities, papercraft models, Lego models, NASA posters, science and Star Wars books, and lots of space-related brochures from NASA and Orbital Sciences.

Many expo attendees were intrigued by the Lego model of the Mars Curiosity Rover, built by one of our 7th graders, and I lost count of the people who borrowed my solar viewing glasses for a quick observation of the sun! In fact, those glasses were so popular that I need to order a bunch more to share next time we have an event.

The solar viewing glasses were very popular!
The solar viewing glasses were very popular!
A close-up of our models
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Our window on the Earth, as seen LIVE from the International Space Station!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Mr. Akpinar from Sonoran Science Academy for inviting us to the expo. It was great to share our love of space and science with others!

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