Astronomy & Space
Things to See & Do in Colorado
Homeschool Science Colorado (HSC)
Homeschool Science Colorado (HSC) is a homeschool group organized to participate in Science Olympiad. Founded in the fall of 2008, Homeschool Science Colorado has built a reputation as a top competitor while emphasizing teamwork and integrity. Teams from HSC have consistently placed among the top ranked teams in the state of Colorado.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region’s leading resource for informal science education. A variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. Includes an IMAX theater and a planetarium.
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum
Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum is Colorado's official air and space museum. Located in the former Lowry AFB on the east side of Denver, it is housed in the 40,000 sq. ft. World War II-era Hangar No. 1. The collection includes over three dozen aircraft and space vehicles, scale models, technology exhibits, and one of the original full scale X-Wing Fighter mock-ups used in the filming of the first Star Wars movie.
Astronomy & Space Science Activities & Experiments
ExploraVision
ExploraVision is a competition for all students in grades K-12 attending a school in the U.S., Canada, U.S. Territory or a Department of Defense school. Homeschooled students are eligible to enter. It is designed to encourage students to combine their imagination with their knowledge of science and technology to explore visions of the future. Teams of students select a technology, research how it works and why it was invented, and then project how that technology may change in the future. They must then identify what breakthroughs are required for their vision to become a reality and describe the positive and negative consequences of their technology on society. Winning ideas have focused on things as simple as ballpoint pens and as complex as satellite communications. The student teams write a paper and draw a series of Web page graphics to describe their idea. Regional winners make a Web site and a prototype of their future vision.
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