Science in the City

Space Cadets Initiative

Presented by Manifezt Foundation

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Earth & Space

Learn about Climate Change, Gravity, & Astronomy.

Technology

Code and Build using Atro Pi Missions, Solar System & ISS VR Experience, & Raspberry Pi Robotic Arms.

Robotics & Engineering

Simulate real world applications using Water Rockets, Mars Rovers, & UAV Drones with sensors.

Life Sciences

Understand the affect of space on the human body by dissecting hearts, brains, and researching biological diseases in a controlled environment.

Often times, lecture based learning fails to establish a connection between the student and the material which contributes to the dwindling interests in STEM fields. Our new “Science in the City” initiative teaches advanced STEM concepts through fun, hands on experiments designed to ignite the inherent curiosity in every child.

To combat this trend, we developed our forward thinking “Science in the City” program to show the youth how different things they learn in science class will be used throughout a specific career – our first career path being a Space Cadet. Throughout the program, we explore topics ranging from earth & space, technology, robotics & engineering, to life sciences.

Free for all children involved, we utilize project based lessons to ensure the participants are captivated by the possibilities STEM can offer.

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Focus One

Earth & Space

In this part of the curriculum, we teach participants about climate change, gravity and astronomy, and how they differ based on which planet you’re on. Our project based lessons include experiments such as making a comet, the water pendulum, and the greenhouse effect in the bottle. Through highlighting these differences, we help children expand their mind and understand the vastness of the universe, while explaining some of the phenomena currently being experienced here on earth.

Focus Two

Technology

For this section, our goal is to demonstrate to students how coding is utilized by astronauts on their missions. The projects we conduct in this section include the Astro-Pi experience which shows the children how space exploration systems work with one another, and explains how to repair it in case of emergencies, the Solar Systems and ISS VR experience so kids can see what life is like in space, and the robotic arm experience to see how samples are collected in hostile environments.

Focus Three

Robotics & Engineering

In addition to its applications in space, as automation takes on a bigger and bigger role in the workforce it will be absolutely essential for the youth in underprivileged communities to become familiar with the technology as it is replacing many blue-collar jobs they likely could have pursued. We captivate their interest by having them build drones/rovers, and their own water rockets.

Focus Four

Life Sciences

This segment of our curriculum is dedicated to understanding the effects space exploration has on the human body. Through this venture, we are able to teach children about the different systems in our bodies, while giving them an up close and personal look at various organs during dissections.

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