Micronaut Mission at Scobee Education Center Inspires Future Generations of Scientists
|Local prekindergarten children get the opportunity to be "astronauts" at the |
Scobee Education Center at Alamo
Colleges - San Antonio College.
Recently, the Alamo Colleges - San Antonio College Scobee Education Center and the city's Head Start program launched Micronaut Mission, which allows children from 30 Head Start pre-kindergarten classrooms, their families and teachers to experience hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The program takes full advantage of the state-of-the-art Challenger Learning Center and Scobee Planetarium, which provide learning opportunities in a mission control room; an orbiting Space Station; and an interactive computerized flight simulator.
During each Micronaut Mission throughout the year, students become young astronauts, exploring earth and space, while gravitating toward math and science through sorting, matching, counting, collecting, and working on cause and effect relationships.
Designed by Scobee Education Center and Head Start staff, Micronauts uses an innovative approach for the youngest learners and offers activities aligned with state and national standards to engage children in STEM learning activities and inspire the nation's future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.