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Students enhance their studies with simulated space ship exercises

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Posted at 7:40 PM, Feb 27, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-27 21:40:11-05

SARATOGA SPRINGS, Utah -- Lakeview Academy in Saratoga Springs has a new learning tool that is out of this world.

The spaceship UCS LEO takes Lakeview Academy students on a mission destined for learning.

“This is a futuristic spaceship simulator. We take kids from all of the grades here at Lakeview Academy through simulated experiences to help teach them their core curriculum,” said Brett J. Warner who is the Flight Director, UCS Leo CCO of Discover simulations.

Throughout the school day, students get out of the classroom and into the stars.

“It’s my favorite thing, and I really like the space missions,” said Mckay Wilson, a first-grade student at the school.

The missions are designed in-house, and they cater to the curriculum that students need to learn.

“They can demonstrate what they know in a different way,” said Richard Veasey, director at Lakeview Academy. “Yes they can show what they learn about tornadoes in a test, in a multiple choice test, or a discussion in the classroom, or a project they did: but we also get to see what they know and the depth of their mastery here in the simulator.”

The UCS Leo can also be rented out for private groups and camps, giving kids of all ages an experience they won’t forget.

“This simulation is an experience I think every child should be able to have,” Warner said.

Click here to find out more about the space simulator.