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Wonder Women of STEM Workshop: Katherine Johnson (Grades 4-8)

Event Type: Children - STEM
Age Group(s): Grades 4 - 5, Middle School (Grades 6 - 8)
Date: 3/10/2020
Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Time: 5:30 PM
Description:
 To celebrate Women's History Month, each week of this workshop series for grades 4-8 will explore a different field of STEM and learn about historic women who were innovators in their field despite the challenges of their time. March 10 - Katherine Johnson, One Giant Leap… NASA could not send astronauts into space without math! “Hidden Figures” Mathematician, Katherine Johnson was responsible for ensuring that astronauts reached the moon and returned safely with calculations of trajectories. Participants will be engaged in various aerospace challenges and activities while learning about the early days of the Space Race that lead to the USA going to the moon. Stay after the workshop to watch the film Hidden Figures (PG, 127min) that tells the story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson.

Location: Galaxy Hall
Other Information:
 This program is for grades 4-8. Space is limited. Interested children will sign up beginning at 4:00pm. At 4:25, names will be called in order of signup until the program is full. If child is not present at this time, the next on the list will be called.
Contact: J.Carlson
Contact Number: 4221476
Presenter: Knowledge to Grow On