New activities will be added to the list periodically. Please look through the previous weeks’ activities to find ones you’d enjoy. Three activities from this list need to be submitted by Friday, July 31st, 2020 to complete the mission and receive your prizes.

Week 5 Activities

Build a Satellite
(In Mission Pack!)

 

Materials: A wide variety of materials that vary in size, shape and color – examples include but are not limited to: small cardboard boxes, aluminum foil, chopsticks, plastic containers/lids, buttons, pompoms; tape or glue; internet; printer (optional)
Activity Description: Create a model of a satellite that will explore the Moon or Mars following these guidelines. Once completed, answer this activity worksheet. A video overview of this activity is available here.
Submission details: Email or text a photo of your satellite AND the activity worksheet answers to Ms. Holmes.

STEM Professionals 2

Materials: Internet; paper (~8.5×11 at least) and coloring utensils OR computer drawing program
Activity Description: Learn about the following STEM professionals. Pick one professional to create a poster for that includes at least FIVE facts and ONE picture. (Challenge – conduct your own research on your chosen professional!)
Kobie Boykins – NASA mechanical engineer
Kayla Dio Robinson – NASA Langley Research Center Intern (July 22 Guest Speaker)
Mary Jackson – NASA Mathematician and Aerospace Engineer
Lauren Lyons – SpaceX Engineer
Eric Wilcots –  Astronomy Professor and College of Letters and Science Dean at UW-Madison
Submission Details: Email, text, or mail your creation to Ms. Holmes (will mail back)

week 4 activities

Artemis Activity Book
(in Mission Pack!)

 

 

Materials: Internet; printer; Activity Book; colored pencils
Activity Description: You are encouraged to complete every activity in this book, but we understand some are more challenging than others. Work through this activity on your own, though you can work with others if you get stuck. (Ideal printer settings for the booklet is: Print both sides, flip on short edge, 2 pages per sheet. Once printed, fold in half and staple in the middle.)
Submission details: Email or text a photo of your favorite TWO activity pages to Ms. Holmes.

Perseverance rover game

 

Materials: Internet (not through a mobile device)
Activity Description: Using a sequence of commands, you will drive Perseverance, the Mars rover scheduled to launch July 2020, to collect information about Martian rocks and send the information back to scientists on Earth. You will have 8 expeditions to try to collect information in the form of research points. Plan to play the game at least twice to try to get as many research points as you can!
Submission details: Email or text a photo of your “Mission Completed” screen with research points to Ms. Holmes.

week 3 activities

Moon Phase Tracker

 

 

Materials: Internet; paper; pencil; coloring utensils (optional); printer (optional)
Activity Description: Observe the moon for two weeks and record your observations of the moon phase each day. Watch Ms. Holmes’s video (~4:30) for ideas on how to making a moon phase tracker or use your own unique method.
Submission Details: Email, text, or mail your moon phase tracker to Ms. Holmes (will mail back)

STEM Professionals 1

Materials: Internet; paper (~8.5×11 at least) and coloring utensils OR computer drawing program
Activity Description: Learn about the following STEM professionals. Pick one professional to create a poster for that includes at least FIVE facts and ONE picture. (Challenge – conduct your own research on your chosen professional!)
Camille Alleyne – NASA Commercial Lunar Project Deputy Manager
Jaime Cordova – NASA Solar System Ambassador (July 7 Guest Speaker)
Katherine Johnson – NASA Research Mathematician
Ginger Kerrick – Former NASA Flight Director
Fred Whisnant – Space Launch System Senior System Engineer
Submission Details: Email, text, or mail your creation to Ms. Holmes (will mail back)

Week 2 Activities

ARTEMIS program mission patch

 

 

Materials: Internet; coloring utensil and paper OR computer drawing program
Activity Description: Watch Ms. Holmes’s video (~4:00) on the Artemis Mission identity. Design your own Artemis mission patch with this worksheet.
Submission Details: Email, text, or mail your mission patch photo AND an explanation to Ms. Holmes (will mail back)

Imagine You’re an astronaut


Materials
: Internet; online project guide; paper, pencil, eraser (optional if you can remember your ideas!)
Activity Description: Pick THREE of the everyday living activities in this project guide (Exercise, Stay Clean, Make Time for Fun, etc.) and explain how you would do them if you were living in space, like on Gateway. You can work on this activity with other CL participants or people in your household!
Submission Details: Email, text, or call Ms. Holmes to share your answers.

Week 1 Activities

Artemis Program Videos

 

 

Materials: Internet; writing utensil & paper OR computer to type answers (optional)
Activity Description: Watch the 3 short NASA videos “We Go, (~1:00)” “We Are Going,(~4:00)” and “How We Are Going to the Moon (~6:00)” on the Artemis Program and answer these questions.
Submission Details: Email, text, or call Ms. Holmes to share your answers.

Draw Artemis

Materials: Internet; drawing guide; paper, pencil, eraser, pen, coloring utensils OR computer drawing program
Activity Description: Pick ONE of four tutorials to draw and color on your own:
Mobile Launcher – Steel structure to support the Space Launch System
Orion Spacecraft – Designed for space transport of humans
Orion Spacesuit – The spacesuits astronauts will wear on Orion to the Moon
Space Launch System Rocket – World’s most powerful rocket to launch Orion into space
Submission Details – Email, text, or mail your photo to Ms. Holmes (will mail back)

reminder — submission details:

Please  share your student’s work via e-mail with Aidan Holmes. (If you have questions, she will work with you to determine the easiest way for you to do so.)