Young Astronauts

Young Astronauts
River Ridge Academy Young Astronauts Club


The River Ridge Academy Young Astronauts Club is open to all 5th grade students at RRA.  Club members are required to maintain an A/B average and earn their weekly PBIS rewards.  All club meetings with take place on Thursday mornings from 7:45-8:45 starting in January. Meetings will take place in the Mrs. Tracy's Lego Lab classroom. 

As a member of the club, students will participate in stimulating STEAM activities focusing on the history of our space program. They will also learn basic principles of flight, aeronautics, space exploration, and much more. 

Some exciting events include:

-various science and engineering projects

-Annual Egg Drop

-Water Bottle Rocket Launch

-constructing a mock space shuttle. 

The Young Astronauts Club plans to take a trip to the Kennedy Space Center (Cape Canaveral, Florida) in April of 2022.  Children will have the opportunity to interview a NASA retired astronaut, experience a real space shuttle flight simulation, explore the grounds, tour the Atlantis and Saturn V facilities, take a bus tour of the NASA grounds, and learn all about the history of the space program at NASA.

Coordinator: Mrs. Marlayna Tracy

Young Astronauts Club Meetings Dates:

Meetings will be 7:45am -8:30am on Thursday mornings

Thursday, January 13th                          Thursday, February 24th

Thursday, January 20th                          Thursday, March 3rd

Thursday, January 27th                          Thursday, March 10th

Thursday, February 3rd                          Thursday, March 24th

Thursday, February 10th                        Thursday, April 7th

Thursday, February 17th                        Tuesday, April 19th (trip details)

Wednesday, April 6th
(MANDATORY parent ONLY NASA meeting at 4:30)

Wednesday - Thursday April 20-21st ,2022 (NASA Trip)