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For Kids

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  • WELCOME TO STARBASE
    VERMONT KIDS’ PAGE


    Projects, Videos & Links

    Please take some time to check out links to cool science websites, as well as some neat science videos, and other opportunities to expand your brain. And don’t forget to send your favorite STARBASE instructor an e-mail letting them know what you’ve been doing on the path to fulfilling your goals.

  • Broken Rocket? No Problem!


    If your Estes STARBASE Star Cruiser rocket is broken:

    Estes Rockets provides a simple online warranty form. You will need a working email and your replacement parts for your Starbase rocket will be sent right to your school or house. Go to http://www.estesrockets.com/contact-us to submit the Warranty and Parts Contact Information. All rocket parts have a ONE YEAR warranty.

    Feel free to email paige@starbasevt.org to ask Ladybug any questions about this form.

  • Are you part of a military family? Join our Summer Guard Camp!


    Apply to attend STARBASE VT for Free:

    STARBASE VT in So. Burlington is offering a summer camp for dependents of Vermont National Guard and Military Department personnel! This fun, hands-on camp is science focused. Activities include model rocketry, engineering, water bottle rockets, fighter aircraft tour, LEGO robotics and outdoor activities to keep kids moving.   The camp will be held from July 31st to August 4th 2017 with hours from 9 – 2.   Priority is given to students entering the 6th grade this fall who have not previously attended.  Please fill out the attached application and return to STARBASE.  Applications are due before July 1st. 

    Feel free to email paige@starbasevt.org to ask Ladybug any questions about this form.

    Guard Camp Application Download

  • EXCITING ACTIVITIES AT STARBASE

    SCIENCE

    Chemistry

    Chemistry is the study of what everything is made of. It is time to think about very small structures and chemical reactions!

    Physics

    Physics is the study of energy and how things move. How do engineers make large objects move fast or slow? How do you stop an object from moving? How can we collect more energy? How does this apply to launching your rocket?

    TECHNOLOGY

    Robotics & Nanotechnology

    Learn how to program a Lego EV3 robot. Learn how engineers can make changes to an object using molecules so the object can react to changes!

    Navigation

    Ever wonder how a GPS works? What do the satellites do in space anyway? Come explore Washington D.C and maybe even the Big Island of Hawaii using real pictures and maps.

    ENGINEERING

    Computer Aided Design

    Use the same program that engineers use to design your own space station parts and assemble your own space station! Be sure to check out our 3D printer!

    EGGBERT CRASH LANDING

    Design a safety restraint device for a real egg on a crash course to one of the moons that orbit Mars. Make the best prototype, talk with your team, stay within the budget, and look at many different designs. It’s all part of the Engineering Design Process!

    MATH

    Data & Graphs

    Use science experiments to collect data. After the experiments, think, analyze the numbers and graph them to understand what happened.

    Measurement & Geometry

    Snap Circuits and fun shapes make geometry brilliant. Use the same tools that scientists and engineers use with all your STARBASE missions.

  • WHAT KIDS HAVE TO SAY

    • “Thank you so much for all the wonderful things that you have taught me. You taught me a valuable lesson in teamwork…that everyone does the job and no one is done until everyone is done. Thank you again for your powerful, meaningful and very important lessons you taught me to empower my life and my future.”

      Anna
      5th Grade Student
    • “I enjoyed learning how to step up and accomplish your dreams and goals.”

      Cinco
      5th Grade Student
    • “I want to thank you for all that you have done to teach science and math in a fun and interesting way. I also want to thank you for really working hard just for us to have the time of our lives…that is one awesome program I am definitely going to remember!”

      Casey
      5th Grade Student
    • “The STARBASE Program is the best program in the world. All the science that is in it make learning feel like so much fun because it is hands on learning. My two most favorite things in STARBASE were the rocket launch and getting to see a real F-16!”

      Excerpts from a letter to Sen.Patrick Leahy from Dustin
      STARBASE Student
      Cambridge, VT
    • “At STARBASE there are hands on activities. The teachers there plan it to have everyone there do something. We got to touch and see things you would never get to do at school or at home.”

      Lucy, in a letter to her state senators
      STARBASE Student
      Fairfax, VT
    • “There was a whole world full of cool technology and amazing materials for us to use. Some technology that we used at STARBASE included [computer] programs, such as C.A.D. where you learned to construct a 3D figure and complete different tasks directed by the teachers.”

      Emmaleigh, in a letter to Sen. Bernard Sanders
      Fairfax, VT
  • EXPLORE OUR VIDEO COLLECTION

  • Bill Nye the science guy explains chemical reactions.

  • Check out these cool science experiments!

  • Nitinol Memory Wire (Nanotechnology in action) by Steve Spangler

  • Check out these cool science experiments!

  • COOL SCIENCE WEBSITES

  • OTHER ACTIVITIES