Go for launch

With a boost from NASA, educators from the College of St. Scholastica and the Duluth Children’s Museum, fifth-graders from Stowe Elementary are going to take up a “heavy lifting” challenge on Friday.

Education students from St. Scholastica will work with small groups of students to design a means to carry a “payload” of paper clips to a height of 3 meters. The exercise is meant to simulate NASA’s efforts to deliver cargo to space.

The Duluth Children’s Museum and St. Scholastica received a mini-grant from the space agency to engage students and youth organizations with high quality STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) content and impress upon students the themes and resources of NASA.

The event is scheduled for launch at 10 a.m. on Friday and land at 1 p.m. at the Duluth Children’s Museum, 15 S. 29th Ave W.