Young Astronauts Program
Club Name: McIntyre Young Astronauts
Club Sponsor: Mrs. Tracy Beckett
Grades Invited to Join: 1st - 5th
Meetings: We meet the third Tuesday of each month beginning in October and ending in April. The first through third graders meet right after school until 4:30 and our fourth and fifth graders meet from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. In May, we have a Pot Luck Dinner and Awards Night.
Description of Club: The Young Astronauts Program is a science enrichment program that focuses primarily on hands-on activities to motivate students. Our focus is on aerospace and we have thematic units based upon the grade levels. First and second graders learn about the solar system and constellations. Third graders focus on astronauts, fourth graders learn about the International Space Station and fifth graders focus on rocketry. In addition to the meetings, we host field trips, speakers, and a Family Science Night for all McIntyre students and their families. The registration fee for this program is $75.00 but we do have scholarships available for qualifying students. Although parent participation is not required, the program relies heavily on parental involvement.