Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut
Registrations for Mission X 2020 are now open! Join our friends at STEM Learning in a challenge that encourages students to train like an astronaut!
Mission X: Train Like an Astronaut is an international educational challenge for pupils between 8 and 12 years old, focusing on health, science, fitness and nutrition, which encourages pupils to train like an astronaut.
There's a wealth of free resources to help educators teach the principles of health and exercise, using a space context. Many of the lessons and activities are linked to the science curriculum and have a clear focus on health and nutrition. The materials are available in a range of languages.
On this worldwide challenge, pupils practice scientific reasoning and teamwork whilst participating in hands-on STEM education and physical education activities targeting strength, endurance, coordination, balance and spatial awareness. For each activity completed, teams earn points which are submitted through the website. Each point earned helps the Mission X mascot, Astro Charlie, walk to the Moon.
Supported by the UK Space Agency and the European Space Agency, ESERO-UK oversees the challenge and has launched a brand new website where people from around the world can learn more about the project, gather ideas to spark interest in space exploration and access the free teaching resources.
Sign up and start training like an astronaut!
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