Workshops geared just for kids

DOWNEY - The Columbia Memorial Space Center is hosting winter workshops this month for students in grades 5-8.The workshops include: •"Rocket Workshop" Dec. 20 and 27, learn details about rocketry, build your own rocket and witness model rockets blast off (weather permitting); •"Flight Workshop" Dec. 21 and 28, learn all about the forces of flight, build your own wooden planes and watch them fly; and •"Robot Workshop," Dec. 22 and 29, learn about the past, present and futures of robotics, then program an NXT robot to compete in a challenge. All workshops are from 1-3 p.m. and cost $10 each, with materials included. Prepayment is required. There is a maximum 20 students per workshop. To sign up, or for more details, go to or call (562) 231-1200. The Columbia Memorial Space Center is located at 12400 Columbia Way (formerly Clark Avenue) in Downey.

********** Published: December 8, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 34