Mission to Mars
A Space-themed STEM Summer Camp
Blast off into winter with some out-of-this-world fun! As part of our Winter of Exploration, Engineering for Kids is launching Mission to Mars. In this space-themed winter camp, kids can experience real-world STEM applications and learn teamwork skills as they explore the Red Planet.
Fascinating new discoveries about Mars are happening right now in our lifetime and there’s no better time to encourage innovation, creativity, and collaboration. Technological advancements allow us to explore our galaxy and improve our knowledge of other planets, and the future is bright.
The study of Mars in the classroom is a great way to spark students’ imagination and inspire them to become future engineers, astronauts, and scientists. Space camps offer the perfect opportunity to expand young minds, encourage learning, and allow them to explore STEM in a fun and safe environment.
Missions & Mechanics
Missions and Mechanics is a space camp experience that allows students to see how mechanical engineering is applied to space exploration. In this program, campers will:
- Learn all about the missions and mechanics of the Mars Rovers.
- Experience the scientific wonder of space exploration by taking an in-depth look at how the rovers safely land and examine carefully selected sights on the surface of Mars to carry-out scientific investigations.
- Launch into an investigation of the anatomy, tools, and technology rovers are equipped with.
- Learn how the rover’s work continues to deepen our understanding of the Red Planet.
Students will apply their learnings by using EFK’S Engineering Design Process to engage in hands-on STEM challenges. Building their own robo-arm, taking core samples from a potato, and attempting to land an egg are a few of the challenges engineers in the program will take on. These activities create real-world connections to space exploration and mechanical engineering.