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- Martian Colony (7/24-7/28)
Martian Colony (7/24-7/28)
Tuition: $500 for the 1-week camp ($100 nonrefundable deposit)
Dates: Monday - Friday, July 24 - 28
Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Ideaventions, 12340 Pinecrest Rd, Reston, VA
Grades: rising 1st-6th (students grouped by age)
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One day in the not too distant future, we may have a colony on Mars. What will it take? How can we survive and thrive in the intense environment of Mars? We'll investigate these questions in a science and engineering adventure where we imagine ourselves preparing for Mars and facing these challenges. The colonists will explore the mechanical engineering and biology of hydroponic growing systems, as well as construction of lightweight dome structures for living spaces. The Martian settlers will use materials on hand to invent and hack tools for our Martian base, as we also learn about the geology and atmosphere of Mars. As part of our journey, we'll learn about the past, current, and future missions to the Red Planet, as we form our own Martian colony!
Computer Lab: Coding and Minecraft Education Edition
- Students will explore computer science using computational exercises from Code.org. In Minecraft Education Edition, work collaboratively on themed challenges.