Spock, Luke Skywalker, the Predator, Dr. Dana Scully. Do you have a favorite character from science fiction? Science fiction allows us to imagine what happened a long, long time ago in a galaxy far far away, or to boldly go where no one has gone before—to infinity and beyond! It also allows us to explore new frontiers in science, innovation, and society.

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    Star Wars X-wing: From Screen-Used Prop to Museum Artifact September 30, 2022 The Real-Life Effects of Lightyear’s Time Dilation July 10, 2022 Star Trek and Queer Identity March 31, 2022 QueerSpace: We’re All Stories In The End March 10, 2022 The Iconic Ears of Mr. Spock December 15, 2021
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    Learn more 2001: A Space Odyssey Immersive Art Exhibit National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC April 08 - May 28, 2018 Learn more Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye! Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA February 02, 2009 - June 01, 2017
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    Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Space Laser Activity

    Upcycle materials from your home to make a play space laser and zap space junk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlQBi1JSTL8&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor&index=2 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Science, Science fiction, Space, Commercial aviation

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    Flights of Fancy Craft Time: Draw Your Own Comic Strip

    Create your own comic strip adventure story

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0O6pVN4T9A&list=PL6RlkQnoCx_UqnikM_517xQnqrkN8IBor&index=13 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Science, Science fiction, Society and Culture

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time: Three Friends Alien Adventure

    When Ruth finds a box of old comic books in her attic; the three friends are inspired to write and film their own science fiction movie with aliens; robots; and space explorers.

    https://youtu.be/-CJ1VOSIiSk Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3 Exoplanets, Science fiction, Space

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    Flights of Fancy Story Time: Clean Up This Space

    The friends are inspired while cleaning their rooms to return to their fantasy space story and imagine how their robot and alien characters could clean up space junk.

    https://youtu.be/k5v34wX84r8 Grade PK, Grade K, Grade 1, Grade 2 Astronomy, Robotics, Science fiction, Space, Technology and Engineering

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