Experience Hands-On Activities that Explore the Sun, Earth and Universe
A new exhibition has landed at the Michigan Science Center (MiSci)! Sun, Earth, Universe, a collaboration between NASA and the National Informal STEM Education Network, is designed to engage audiences in the awe-inspiring fields of Earth and space science and reinforces MiSci’s commitment to aerospace education.
Packed with engaging, hands-on interactive exhibits and dazzling imagery, Sun, Earth, Universe is a 600-square-foot exhibition that connects visitors with current NASA science research and launches them on a journey to explore the universe. Guests will discover the answers to questions such as:
- How is the Earth changing?
- Are we alone in the universe?
- What would it be like to visit another planet?
- What does the sun’s surface look like?
Visitors will engage in fun, interactive Earth and space science experiences using skills essential to STEM learning in the 21st century, including:
- Collaboratively engaging in scientific and engineering processes
- Using natural curiosity to explore phenomena and “see” forces and electromagnetic energy invisible to our eyes
- Using creativity and problem-solving skills to design, build, test and improve a model spacecraft
- Using critical and analytical thinking to examine data
- Examining authentic Earth and space imagery and visualizations
“We are honored and excited to be among the locations selected to feature this new exhibition,” said Charles Gibson, Outreach and Innovation Director. “It is our hope that this new space will inspire visitors to experience the world of aerospace and beyond through hands-on learning and exploration.”
The Sun, Earth, Universe exhibition is free with paid general admission to the Science Center. More information can be found by visiting Mi-Sci.org.