What is the #TrainLikeAMartian challenge?
A week of fun activities that highlight the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, space exploration, and physical fitness. The challenge begins May 14th and provides students and adults around the world a chance to have some fun, show why STEM is important, and to win some cool space and STEM prizes.
How can you participate?
Teachers can sign-up here. Follow the #TrainLikeAMartian hashtag on Twitter and complete the daily challenges with your class. To win daily prizes post pictures or videos of yourself or others completing the fitness, STEM, or bio-hack challenges on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #TrainLikeAMartian. Teachers can get a sneak peek at the challenges and learn more about how to win prizes on The Mars Generation website.
What are the challenges like?
There are three challenges each day to choose from, here are some samples:
Fitness Challenge: Improve balance and coordination by throwing and catching a ball on one foot.
Steam Challenge: Perform a water refraction experiment to determine if the size of a water jar makes a difference in how the image is refracted. Click here for instructions.
Bio-Hack Challenge: Try to skip soda or coffee all day as they can lead to dehydration when consumed in large quantities. Shoot for drinking 64 oz of water instead. You can even try adding apple cider vinegar or a slice of lemon to your filtered water.
Ready to Launch?
Let your Ed Tech Department know that you are on this mission with us, tag @ISDEdTech with one of these pre-written social media posts!