Space center hosting open houses for teachers

DOWNEY - Local educators are invited to learn about field trip opportunities at the Columbia Memorial Space Center by visiting one of a series of upcoming open houses for teachers.The space center houses a variety of hands-on exhibits for kids, including a robotics lab where students can program their own Lego robots, an airplane simulator, a shuttle landing simulator, a paper airplane-making station with a paper airplane launcher, a drop tower and a scale that gives kids their weight on all of the planets in our solar system. Open houses are scheduled for Sept. 18, Oct. 16 and Nov. 6. All teachers are admitted free with ID. No RSVP is necessary. The Columbia Memorial Space Center is at 12400 Columbia Way. Their phone number is (562) 231-1200.

********** Published: September 9, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 21