STARBASE and Dimension Rocket Elementary Students Design Skills to New Heights
For many grade-schoolers, talk of mathematics and science invoke a nearly universal response: yuck.
At STARBASE Minnesota, a non-pro t educational organization serving nearly 4,000 students each year from more than 30 inner city schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul, instructors have found an assignment that eliminates this aversion – have the students plan a mission to Mars that includes building working rockets.
“Students can actually test their rocket designs modeled in the Dimension 3D Printer the way an engineer would, which gets them excited about the process – even the icky math part.”
Christina Johnson, Instructor, STARBASE Minnesota