Nasa to Teach Rocketry at Colorado State University’s Early Childhood Center Oct. 11

The NASA Aerospace Education Services Program will visit Colorado State University’s Early Childhood Laboratory to present a rocketry workshop on Oct. 11.

The workshop will begin at 10 a.m. at the lab and is designed specifically for pre- kindergarten students through second graders. The theme of rocketry will be used to teach patterning, geometric shapes, nonstandard measurements, data collection and graphing through a number of hands-on activities.

NASA provides assistance to educators in updating science, mathematics, geography and technology curriculum. Early Childhood staff along with human development and family studies students who are completing their on-site internships in the laboratory also will participate in the professional development program presented by NASA.

NASA also will visit the Discovery Center/Barton Early Childhood Center at 703 E Prospect Road in Fort Collins on Oct. 11 and 12.

The Early Childhood Laboratory is part of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies in the College of Applied Human Sciences.

For more information about Colorado State’s Early Childhood Laboratory, contact Ruth McBride or Linda Carlson at 970-491-7082.