SDO | Outreach

Day At Goddard

Are you a high school physics or earth science teacher?

You are invited to bring your classes to spend the day at Goddard Space Flight Center! Activities include a facilities tour, a career-oriented meet and greet with scientists and engineers, and a hands-on lab activity. The purpose of this trip is to increase your students' interest in STEM subjects, expose them to STEM-related careers, and increase their awareness of the research that NASA conducts.

This trip is free, lunch and transportation are not provided.

This program currently runs on MONDAYS only. Register now! Spots fill up fast!

Classes can participate in one of two hands-on labs:

Rocketry 101: Students build an Estes model rocket with a team of their peers, altering one variable in the design of the rocket. In the afternoon, students launch their rocket and record the results.

Solar Cars: Students will develop a design for and build a solar car.

Currently this program is only available for Classroom Teachers. For homeschool group inquiries please contact Martha Wawro at



Send an email to: Martha Wawro at

Within the email include answers to the following questions:

Teacher Information

  • Teacher's Name
  • Email
  • Phone Number
  • Grades Taught
  • What subjects do you teach?
  • Number of students attending? max is 30
  • Number of chaperones attending
  • Preferred student lab activity
    • Rocketry 101
    • Solar Car

School Information

  • School Name
  • Phone Number
  • Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Code