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

State Senator Elaine Bowers

Senator Elaine Bowers on Kansas STARBASEIt has been a great privilege of mine to be involved with DoD STARBASE for the past six years. Being a member of the Kansas STARBASE Foundation Board has given me the opportunity to help spread the word on how important it is to have these STEM programs available to our local youth. The U.S. Department of Defense and Kansas National Guard has formed a great relationship with STARBASE, and with their help, they are able to raise students' interest in skills related to science, technology, engineering, and math.

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What They're Saying

“Well I talk about how cool and fun it is so my mom came even.” —L. DeDonder, Student, Garfield Upper Elementary