Join students Sophie, Tomás, Emma, and Marcus during Fifth Period! This STEM comic strip chronicles the exciting and often hilarious adventures of a close-knit group of four friends as they learn about science, technology, engineering, and math from their kooky, inspiring, off-the-wall science teacher, Mr. Kepler. When they're not in class, these kids love to explore the vast world of STEM on their own, launching weather balloons, programming computer games, and cataloging insects, sometimes with unpredictable and highly entertaining results!
Check back on the first and third Friday of every month for a new Fifth Period strip!
Mr. Kepler's Dream Job
Mr. Kepler may or may not be able to make it to Mars in his lifetime, but there’s still a lot of groundbreaking space exploration and exciting space research going on right now. At this moment, scientists are studying space from Earth’s orbit with things like satellites, space balloons, and the International Space Station! New discoveries are being made all the time, and you can be a part of it. Who knows, maybe a trip to Mars is in your future!
Think about it!
Learn more about some of the incredible spacecraft that are exploring our solar system right now, like MESSENGER (in orbit around Mercury, our solar system’s innermost planet), New Horizons (currently cruising toward Neptune on its way to study Pluto, its moon Charon, and the Kuiper Belt), and the Van Allen Probes (two probes that are studying the Earth’s radiation belts to help us understand how the Sun affects our “space weather”). If you were a space scientist, what would you study?