Local Children Learn About Space in 'Ready Jet Go!' Space Camp
- Written by Belinda Elliott
- Category: Kids & Family
- Published: 07 August 2023
Last week, WHRO’s Children Services team facilitated a Ready Jet Go! Space Exploration Mini-Camp at the main branch of the Hampton Public Library. Children ages 7-10 spent two sessions as space scouts. Campers used teamwork to develop their science and engineering skills. They spent time having lots of fun and at the end of the sessions, they earned their space scouts’ badges!
What is Ready Jet Go!?
Ready Jet Go! is a PBS Kids animated media property designed to help kids learn about space, Earth science and technology. The show follows an alien boy named Jet Propulsion who shares children’s natural sense of wonder and curiosity about space, going on adventures with his friends to explore and learn more about space and planet Earth. The series airs on PBS Kids on local PBS stations and through the free PBS Kids video app. Videos, online games and more can be found online at pbskids.org/readyjetgo.
Ready Jet Go! is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education through the Ready To Learn Initiative, a program that supports the development of innovative educational television and digital media targeted to preschool and early elementary school children and their families, and by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
Use Ready Jet Go! Learning Resources At Home
Continue the fun and learning at home with these activities from eMediaVA.
Ready Jet Go! Rocket Launcher - Activity
Three, two, one, blast off! In this activity from Ready Jet Go!, your child will use engineering, household items, and their own imagination to build a launcher that defies gravity to launch a simple paper rocket.
Ready Jet Go! Printable Activities for Grades 1 & 2
Use the engineering design process to make your own robotic arm, puppets, paper airplane and more!
Ready Jet Go! Space Helmet - Activity
Is your child ready for some space travel? In this activity from Ready Jet Go!, your child will make their own space helmet, just like the ones seen on the show!