Layton elementary school students visit outer space, without ever leaving Utah
(KUTV) A Layton school is trying something new to get its students excited about science.
At Vae View Elementary in Layton, the 4th and 5th graders are on a mission in outer space. Today these students are investigating a wormhole.
Cameron Kemp is the flight director. He's also the person behind the sound effects.
"The attitude that I give them, how I speak with them and the tone of voice and manipulating that on the voice changer really creates the atmosphere to be able to think and react in the Infini D lab," said Kemp.
Vae View Elementary school's computer lab is now a spaceship. The program behind the transformation is called Infini D Learning. Casey Vokes founded Infini D Learning. Teachers develop the curriculum and then the professionals at Infini D turn it into mission form.
"Their job is to learn and their job is to become passionate, lifelong learners and we can inspire that," said Vokes.
This experience is meant to get kids to think outside of the box, teach them to work as a team and expose them to science, technology, engineering and math at an early age.
Infini D is based out of Orem and is now in 15 schools across Utah. Kindergartners to ninth graders can use the program. Schools do have to pay for it. The technology installation can cost up to $3,500. A full site-license is $8,000 per school year and that covers all grades.