Mars Base Camp
The race to land humans on Mars is on! The 2020 4‑H STEM Challenge will explore sending a mission to Mars with the activity, Mars Base Camp. Developed by Google and Virginia Cooperative Extension, Mars Base Camp is a collection of activities that teaches kids ages 7-14 STEM skills like mechanical engineering, physics, computer science, and agriculture.
We will be allowing 10 kids every Friday to participate in this STEM challenge. We realize that the children have school every other Friday. The lessons will be repeated and we hope to reach a different 10 with a total of 20 enrolled total.
This program is designed for 8-14 year olds and will give your child the opportunity to build, engineer, and code.
Group 1 (Odyssey)
This program is 10 weeks 5 weeks for each group. This is the schedule for group 1
Group 2 Curiosity
This program is 10 weeks 5 weeks for each group. This is the schedule for group 2
Oct 9, 23
Nov. 6, 20
The first 20 applicants will be FREE. After that you can enroll to have a kit at home for $20 and we will ZOOM you in to the activities.
Inspire kids to imagine they are the first human explorers on Mars with the 2020 4-H STEM Challenge, Mars Base Camp. Developed by Google and Virginia Cooperative Extension, Mars Base Camp is a program that allows kids to explore Mars in exciting and engaging ways while learning important STEM concepts like mechanical engineering, physics, computer science, and space agriculture.
Mars Base Camp is perfect for any young person ranging in age from 8 to 14. The challenge includes four activities that can be done all at once or individually, making it highly adaptable for camp programs:
- Landing Zone Surveyor is an unplugged activity where kids will attempt to land on Mars and discover features that are important for setting up a base camp.
- Red Planet Odyssey is an unplugged activity where kids will use engineering skills to build a vehicle that can explore the surface of Mars.
- Crop Curiosity is an unplugged activity where kids will learn about biology, environmental science, and agriculture to grow nutritionally efficient food on Mars.
- Insight from Mars is an activity that can be done unplugged or online that teaches kids to code and share a discovery they made on Mars using CS First and Scratch.