Program

STARBASE is more than a fieldtrip. It's an interactive experience.

Students experiment

We inspire creativity and hands-on learning with features you won't find in any other classroom. This learning takes place in a location students really want to come to where they will experience climbing on a Black Hawk Helicopter, touring a KC-135 Refueling Aircraft, Engine Shops and HET Vehicles.Kansas STARBASE students test concepts

Powerful activities like:

  • rocket launches,
  • EV3 Robotics,
  • and 3D CAD design

let students engage with content in interactive ways, find new interests, and access the world of STEM like never before.

Using active learning instructional strategies, students become directly involved in the educational process which maximizes their understanding and learning. Hands-on experiments have students: 

  • launching Alka-seltzer rockets,
  • navigating with GPS devices,
  • analyzing chemicals,
  • soaring through the atmosphere with flight simulator,
  • and solving engineering feats using the EDP process.

STARBASE Profiles

Colton Horne

I am currently a senior at Baldwin High School and am a team member of the Real World Design Team as well. I attended STARBASE when I was in 5th Grade at Marion Springs Elementary School.

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What They're Saying

“This is always a great learning experience for my students. The staff are well prepared, organized, and work very well with all students. So glad STARBASE is back! Thank you for a great 5 weeks!” —S. Razak, Teacher, Washington Elementary (McPherson)