2014 marsville student introduction page c ounty teacher meeting final

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2014 marsville student introduction page c ounty teacher meeting final

  1. 1. Welcome to Marsville: The Cosmic Village
  2. 2. Exploration is the Essence of Learning! Challenger Center programs use students' natural enthusiasm for space to create innovative learning experiences for imaginative young minds. We're creating a new generation of explorers. Inspiring. Exploring. Learning. It's our mission. Challenger Center for Space Science Exploration
  3. 3. In Marsville… • We believe that Hands On leads to Minds On • We believe that Space is Cool, Science is Fun and that makes the Learning a natural process • We believe that many youth excel in the application of technology that may not have excelled in traditional academic application • We believe that REAL-WORLD application of knowledge makes learning more relevant • We believe through Marsville we can truly touch the future
  4. 4. • Students are organized into teams of 4-5 students/ 3-4 teams per classroom • Your ultimate mission is to prepare your team for Link-Up Day What is Marsville?
  5. 5. Marsville Prep • Each Team Develops Teamwork • Designs a Team Mission Patch • Plans a Team Uniform for Link-Up Day • Plans a lunch including all 5 food groups and meeting weight restrictions • Each Team Adapts Technology • Learns their Mars ABCs • Designs a system to support life on Mars using current and future technology built out of recyclables
  6. 6. Marsville Prep • Each Team Develops Communication • You must communicate with two other teams that make up your Habitat Crew on who is bringing what parts of the habitat for constructing on Link-Up Day Habitat A Teacher: Hohbach School: ROMS Team #: 1 System: Temp Control Email: kerryh@roschools.com Habitat A Teacher: Sickles School: ROMS Team #: 1 System: Air Supply Email: vickis@roschools.com Habitat A Teacher: Adams School: ROMS Team #: 3 System: Waste Mgt Email: cadams@roschools.com
  7. 7. Marsville Prep • Each Team Develops Communication • You also will prepare a presentation of your system including- – Introductions – 3 Mars Facts used in designing their system – A short narrative on how their system will work – And a Mars Riddle • You divide your team into two sets of presenters for Celestial Questial 1 and Celestial Questial 2
  8. 8. Marsville Link-Up Day • Arrive and do Get-Acquainted Mixer • Weigh-in Lunches • Launch to Mars Video • Construct Habitats and Team Evaluation • Celestial Questial 1 • Lunch, Weigh-in Waste and Sign Support Banners • Celestial Questial 2 • Habitat Challenge—Emergency Construction Scenario • Walk Through • Clean up and Pack for Home • Recognition—Certificates/M&Ms
  9. 9. Teams Checking in on Link Up day The science Guys
  10. 10. Weighing In Lunches
  11. 11. Team Misson Patches
  12. 12. Constructing Habitats
  13. 13. Walls are 8 ft tall by 10 foot long Ceiling and floor are 10 ft by 10 ftFan Tunnel is 4 ft long by 10 ft around to fit around fan Connecting tunnel is 12 ft long and 10 foot around to create a tunnel between habitats The door flap is 4 ft wide by 6 ft long to cover inside of opening cut for entering the habitat
  14. 14. Use Lots and Lots of Duct Tape
  15. 15. Constructing the Fan Tunnel
  16. 16. Connecting Tunnel
  17. 17. Teamwork
  18. 18. More construction
  19. 19. Student Constructed Systems
  20. 20. Radio and Newspaper Interviews of Mars Travelers
  21. 21. Habitats are Up
  22. 22. Instructions for Celestial Questial
  23. 23. This is Fun! Living in your habitat
  24. 24. Signing Sponsor Posters
  25. 25. Page County Schedule • May 2 is Marsville Link up Day M T W T F 17 Prep Week 18 19 20 21 24 Begin Marsville Curriculum 25 26 27 28March 28 Communication Ends 29 30 1 2 Marsville Link- UP Day May 31 1 2 3 4 7 8 9 10 11 14 15 16 Begin Communication 17 18 21 22 23 24 25 April Prep Week:If needed to make up for Easter or Spring Break First Week: Team Work—Mission Patches, Uniform, Mars ABCs Second Week: Mars Survivor Kits & Marsville Systems Overview Begin Researching Systems Third Week: Plan Lunch Build Systems Fourth Week: Build Mini Habitats, Build Systems, Begin Communicaiton Fifth Week: Communication, System Presentation, Weigh lunch Prototype Sixth Week: Finalize Communication, Finalize System Presentation, Cut Plastic, Decorate Plastic, Pack for Link-Up Day Link-Up Day
  26. 26. Marsville BECOMES A COMMUNITY PROGRAM • Sponsors • School Administrators • Local Media strong support
  27. 27. The Success of Marsville • The most important things learned… – Teamwork – Communication – How to Work and Cooperate with Others – All the Facts about Mars • “I know a lot about Mars so now I’m ready to lift off!” – Planning Ahead – All the work that needs to be done before the mission
  28. 28. Contacts: • David Seilstad, ISU Extension – Phone: 712/644-2105 – seilstad@iastate.edu • Debbie Swanson, ISU Extension Page Cty. – debra@iastate.edu – Phone: 712/542-5171

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