New Year’s Camp – Space Squad
All EDMO Space Squad members, prepare for launch in 3…2…1…! Squad members will work in collaborative teams to develop, design and build a plan to get to and live on the planet of Mars all while learning about what makes up our solar system and the galaxy surrounding us. Campers will design rockets, build space tools and create shelters, studying how rocket scientists, space engineers, and astronauts are developing plans for the possible colonization of Mars. Someday in the near future, we will need creative problem solvers like you to join the ranks of those engineers and astronauts launching us into the future. Why not start now? Come along for an epic journey to Mars and beyond and join the EDMO Space Squad!
While exploring Mars, campers will need an all terrain vehicle to navigate the craters, dry riverbeds and craggy rocks that appear all over the surface of the planet. In this activity, campers will design and build a rover to navigate Mars surface and transport them around their colony!
The atmosphere of Mars and other planets is much different from that of Earth so for astronauts and explorers to survive and travel to far off worlds they need a way to continually receive oxygen as they would on Earth. In this project, our Space Squad members will design and build a space helmet to help them explore the surface of Mars or other worlds!
Mars Colony Habitat
Campers will participate in a design challenge and build a successful habitat. Their habitat must include a place to live, a place in which to get food and water, and a place to hide from danger – in this case, a place to escape from the harsh conditions of the red planet!