An experience for students that is out of this world!
The Challenger Learning Center is a realistic simulated space mission that uses hands-on, inquiry based activities to engage participants in teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking.
21st Century Rendezvous with a Comet
In order to gather clues that will expand our understanding of the evolution of the Universe, a team of scientists and engineers attempts to take an up-close look at a comet as it streaks across the solar system. Their goal is to successfully rendezvous with the comet and launch a data collection probe through the comet's tail. Recommended for grades 5 and up.
21st Century Voyage to Mars
In this mission, your group is traveling to Mars to replace the crew of astronauts who have been living on a manned base for the past two years. In addition to landing on the Martian surface, the team collects and analyzes geologic samples and launches exploratory probes to the two moons of Mars. Recommended for grades 5 and up.
21st Century Return to the Moon
A crew of astronauts is returning to the Moon for the first time since 1972. Their goal is to select a site for a permanent base and explore the feasibility of off-Earth settlements. If all goes well, the team navigates into lunar orbit, launches an exploratory probe and analyzes data gathered from the lunar surface before selecting the site for Moon Base #1. Recommended for grades 7 and up.
For the 2012-2013 school year, The Museum of Flight is proud to announce significant upgrades to the Challenger Learning Center that includes easier to use equipment plus enhanced imagery and sound for an experience that’s more engaging then ever.
Attendance of group leaders at a CLC Educator Workshop is strongly recommended. If you have attended a CLC Educator Workshop in the last three years, please contact the CLC Coordinator for information about workshop discounts.
To maximize the learning experience, curriculum materials for download are available below. The Pre and Post packets contain activities you can do with your group before and after your visit. The Crew Manifest will be needed to assign student positions prior to your visit to the CLC.
Challenger Learning Center Downloads
|Program Audience: Educators, Students|
CLC Intro Video
A sample CLC mission (15 min)
Our program differs from the presentations shown here.
For More Information:
Melanie Kwong 206-768-7216
To Book a Mission:
Denny Smith 206-764-1384
|Grades 5 - 12
|16 - 30 students
1 chaperone for every 10 students is required
|Seven days a week
Daily choice of mission
Morning, afternoon, and evening start times available
|$500.00; $400.00 if the group leader / teacher attends a CLC Educator Workshop