BPAstroKIDS: Rover Engineering | November 11th

Meet a Scientist from the Mars 2020 Team!


  1. Make a popsicle stick rover
  2. Add equipment by breaking old electronics
  3. Talk to a real scientist on the Mars 2020 team

Event Details

Date: Saturday, November 11th
Times: 4-5pm and 5-6pm
Ages: All ages welcome, suitable for PreK-Grade 6 with parent involvement
Cost: Free. Suggested $5 donations help cover supplies
Location: 11299 Arrow Point Dr NE (Turn in by the soccer fields)  |  Get event reminders!

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Asteroid Death Smash
Oct 14th

Learn how fossils are made with a cut and paste comic.

Solar Power
Sept 9th

Create your own solar-powered pinwheel as we learn what the Sun is capable of!
Thermal Pinwheels Activity

The Great American Solar Eclipse
Aug 12th

Learn about the historic event hitting the PNW on Aug 21st!
Sola Eclipse model

Stellar DNA
July 8th

Find out what our Sun is made of as well look at burning hot gasses!
Solar composition activity

Star Pilot
June 10th

Learn how we navigate using the night sky and create a take home sextant!
DIY Sextant activity

3-2-1 Blast Off!
May 13th

Use homemade solid rocket fuel to blast off to Mars!
Paint by Rocket activity

The Lives of Stars
April 8th

Discover the life cycle of stars from the Milky Way and beyond!

Binary Imaging
April 8th

Learn how we image and store letter in computers through binary.
Binary Letters | Binary Imaging

Gravity! The ultimate downer
February 11th

Recreate the solar system, investigate dropping balls and build a pendulum!
DIY Gravity wells activity

Remote Control Mars
January 14th

Learn how to program Martian rovers as we navigate ourselves into Victoria's crater!
Rover programming activity

Stellar DNA 
December 10th

Create and decorate your very own take home spectrometer to investigate everything from hydrogen emission lines to the spectrum of light bulbs at home!
What our Sun is made of activity

Craters of the Moon 
November 12th

Ever wonder just what made all those craters on the moon? Create your own cratered moon while you see the science in action.
Cratered moons activity

Saturn's Rings
October 8th

Join us for an evening of fun activities as we journey through Saturn's rings and make our very own models to take home!
Spinart Saturn Download | CD Saturn download

September 10th

Learn about what comets are made of, touch a comet, and make your own to take home!
Tennis Ball Comet Download | Dry Ice Comet Download

Our Solar System
July 9th

Discover and create your own solar system with our scaled activity.
Scaled solar system activity

Birthday Bash
June 11th

Revisit many of our fun activities, from CD sundials to take home telescopes!

Exploring Exoplanets
May 11th

Create your own planets and then test out different star systems to find out which system your planet could support life in!

Star Party!
April 9th

Learn about Observatories, create telescopes and look up at the "night sky"

The Particle Jungle
March 12th

Explore the world of dark matter and particle physics as we discover hidden shapes like CERN researchers!

Bristle Bots!
February 13th

Create and paint with homemade bristle bots!

Serious Sundials
January 9th

Discover how we learned to tell time thousands of years ago, then make your own CD sundial to take home!
Activity Download

Star Wars Science
December 12th

Make your own edible light saber with Jello and lasers, then test your Jedi skills!

November 14th

How are stars created? Discover nebulae as we make our own clouds, and paint our own shirts!

October 10th

Discover how different sized rocks changes crater shape and the distance of projectiles! 

September 12th

With the recent fly by, Pluto has our hearts. Find out how we discover planets and see how many you can find with our bouncy ball sky!
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August 9th

Learn the mythology behind our constellations and make your own constellation set to take home and use with a flashlight!
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