Kids learn about Apollo 11 moon landing through Cool Science


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Cool Science celebrated the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing at Little Richard’s Toy Shop on Saturday.

Local kids got a hands-on look with balloons and marshmallows as examples of what happens when you go to space.

Marc Straub with Cool Science said they do activities like this with kids almost every weekend at different places.

Straub said he has just as much fun as the kids do, and they are learning while doing it.

“We try and get younger kids,” Straub said. “We focus on elementary and middle school and try and get them interested and excited about STEM. We try and do fun things to get them excited about it, and of course, they’ll bug their teacher to learn more about it, and we hope we get some kids that will go on and study STEM topics in high school and college.”

Little Richard’s will also be showing video of the moon landing on July 20.

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