Space Challenge 2017: Mission To Mars!

Each group will have a maximum of 16 students, with a total camp maximum of 48 students.

Space Challenge Team 1

Space Challenge Team 2

Space Challenge Team 3

Period 1Period 2LunchGamesPeriod 4Period 5
Monday Planetarium - Astronaut Black Box Challenge Astro Games Rocket Building Mission to Mars Robotics
Tuesday Planetarium - Lives of the Stars Celestial Navigation Astro Games Cosmic Art Mission to Mars Robotics
Wednesday Planetarium - Legends of the Zodiac Black Box Challenge Astro Games Rocket Building Mission to Mars Robotics
Thursday Guest Speaker Constellation ShootOut Astro Games Cosmic Art Mission to Mars Robotics

Space Challenge

Santa Fe College Community Education will be launching its 4th College for Kids (CFK) Spring Break Space Challenge: Mission to Mars from March 20-23. This year’s program is designed to engage both the students and SF College’s unique resources including an on-campus planetarium. Students in grades 4th-8th will launch into an adventure of a lifetime as they explore the space frontier through hands-on, interactive team activities.

During the four day camp, students will visit the Kika Silva Pla Planetarium. Coordinator and co-host of the PBS TV series Star Gazers, James Albury will conduct a tour of the universe using the latest high definition full dome digital projection system.

Classroom activities will be hands-on and include both collaborative and individual tasks. The future scientists and astronauts will work in teams, building and programming LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robots to perform mock missions on Mars; learn about propulsion systems that power rockets, tackle how to navigate through space via the stars themselves, and engineer and program rovers to explore planets hundreds of light years from Earth. New this year is the Black Box Challenge where students work in teams to innovate designs which meet a challenge in the Mars lab; Cosmic Art, a project combining art and technology, and Astro Challenge where students will be rewarded for their knowledge of space knowledge!

Click here to register.

Fee: $259
Dates: Mon. 3/20 thru Thu. 3/23
Ages: 10-14
Includes lunch and 2 tshirts! Lunch will be provided by Subway consisting of a sandwich, chips, cookie and drink.

Explore Exoplanets

The Kika Silva Pla Planetarium will be your space training simulator for exploring newly discovered extra-solar planets, many light years away from Earth.

Celestial Navigation

Learn how to navigate the stars by just using the stars! Compete with your fellow space explorers during the “Great Constellation Shootout” for exciting space related goodies!

Rocket Building

Learn about propulsion systems in space by constructing and launching your own rocket!

Black Box Challenge

Welcome to Mars! As Martian explorers, students will work in teams to innovate designs which meet a challenge of their Mars Lab, using Little Bits circuit-learning tools and other surprise materials.

Astro Games

Learn interesting facts about space thru ineractive group games.

Cosmic Art

Illuminate the artist inside with cosmic art. Students will combine the crafts of wood working, painting and illumination to render art fit for the stars.

Mission To Mars: Martian Survival Team

The communication station needs to be activated so the scientist can upload data to the space station. They are depending on you to make it happen. As one of the crew on a Mission to Mars, you face challenges that could threaten your survival. Armed with Lego Mindstorms EV3 Rover, you will use all of your Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills to overcome challenges and save the day!

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