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Challenger Center MN: Community Outreach
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The Challenger Learning Center of Minnesota has been accepted to join the global Challenger Center network and we are working hard to bring this unique and powerful experience to the youth, educators, families and communities of Minnesota.
Help Us Educate, Energize and Inspire a whole new generation of Scientists, Engineers, and Innovators from Minnesota!
Each Challenger Learning Center offers hands-on experiential STEM programs. The core programs are space themed simulations that take place in a fully-immersive environment made up of four rooms– Briefing, Transport, Mission Control and Spacecraft. Students start their experience in a Briefing Room where they learn their roles and set goals for the Mission. Half of the students head to the Transport Room, buckle in, and launch to the Spacecraft, a room designed to look like the interior of a space station. The other half reports to Mission Control. In Spacecraft, student teams use real science equipment to conduct hands-on labs and gather data. In Mission Control, students analyze data received from Spacecraft. Together, the students engage in meaningful communication, collaboration, and problem solving to achieve their mission goals, such as finding life on Mars or water on the Moon.