NASA’s IV&V Program hosted the STEM version of Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day.
NASA’S “Inspiring the Next Generation” themed day allowed staffers to bring their children into the facility to learn more about NASA through a series of science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities.
Children were able to work through the engineering design process of building their own rocket, a solar system and other activities.
“So the kids have designed their own straw rockets with different fins, different masses of nose cones, different shapes, different lengths of body tubes, and so they are trying to get ti different planets of the solar system with straw rocket launchers and then also this morning they celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 loom landing,” said Josh Revels, education outreach specialist of NASA IV & V.
After building their own rockets, children were able to spend the day with their parents at the NASA building to receive a real life experience in how to apply STEM.