LITTLETON, Colo. (CBS4)– Hundreds of students experienced a day of hands-on learning with the latest technology at Lockheed Martin on Thursday.
More than 800 students participated in the “Young Minds At Work” program where friends and family of employees visited the facility. It’s a twist on the traditional “Bring Your Child To Work Day.”READ MORE: Lightning Sparks Over 20 New Wildfires In Extreme Southwest Colorado On Friday
They participated in experiments like the water bottle rocket launch, robot building and a virtual reality demonstration.
Kids even got a sneak peek into Lockheed Martin’s real life space missions.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Scattered Saturday Storms, Few Could Turn Severe On The Plains
“I liked how we went into the clean room, it’s where they’re building satellites to go to Mars and an asteroid,” said 5th grader Izzy Giroux.
“It was so exciting to learn about all these new things and technology that could go up in space,” said 4th grader Gabi Giroux.MORE NEWS: 'Little Slice Of Hell' House Under Contract With Cash Offer, Off The Market
Lockheed said the goal of Young Minds at Work is to introduce a new generation to the wonders of science and technology.