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During this day-long event, K-8th students get the chance to see space and STEM demonstrations, participate in hands-on activities, and interact with a speaker from the Aerospace Engineering field. In the past, exhibits have included hands-on activities such as creating your own moon craters and making straw rockets, and demonstrations such as a hybrid engine demonstration! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the last two years, ISD has been a week-long online event. However, this year ISD is back in person and better than ever!
ISD 2022: To the Moon, Mars, and Back will take place on September 24th on University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s campus! Join us for a day full of learning, experimenting, designing, and most importantly fun as we travel from Earth to the Moon and finally to Mars! There will be engineering and scientific demonstrations, hands-on activities, and a guest STEM speaker! This event is completely free. ISS will provide all of the necessary materials, lunch, and a t-shirt for each participant.
Note: The specific venue for ISD 2022 will be released at a later date.
About Illinois Space Day
Illinois Space Day (ISD) is Illinois Space Society’s flagship educational outreach event that promotes space and STEM education amongst elementary and middle school students! The goal of ISD is to provide a fun, educational, and enriching STEM experience to the Champaign-Urbana community and beyond. 2022 will mark the 9th annual ISD!