SignUp For Challenger 2019

Crystal Lake Friends of Gifted Education (CLFOGE) will once again be sponsoring space missions at the Challenger Learning Center for Science and Technology in Woodstock! This opportunity is open to District 47 EC students in 4th–8th grades.

The Challenger Event is broken into 2 groups

  • Middle School
  • Elementary School

Cost: $25 for CLFOGE members and $35 for non-members

For Middle School students’:

Mission:      Voyage to Mars, Starlab & Robotics
Date:            April 6th
Time:           10:00AM-2:00PM

Please go to Registration Page to register and pay through PayPal 

For Elementary School students’ :
Mission:   Expedition to Mars, Starlab & Robotics
Date:     April 6th & 13th
Times:     10:00AM-2:00PM

Please go to Registration Page to register and pay through PayPal 

Participants will be placed into 9 possible positions they are – COMMUNICATIONS, NAVIGATION, ROVER, WEATHER, MEDICAL, LIFE SUPPORT, BIOLOGY, ROBOTICS and GEOLOGY. Students will have to work together to accomplish their mission goals: to search for evidence of life on Mars, to search for evidence of water, and to keep everyone safe. Teams will do a crew change so that each team will experience Mission Control and the Spacecraft. This authentic setting will provide the students with a multi-sensory environment where they will apply math and science skills.

Digital STARLAB – with this new Starlab program, 4th & 5th graders will be studying an overview of the solar system as well as comets/meteoroids/asteroids.

ROBOTICS – Cubelets and MOSS robotics kits use magnetized pieces in order to construct their robots. Students will complete a series of design challenges with these robotic kits.

For information on mission jobs go to: