Challenger Mars Space Mission – Middle School

February 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Challenger Learning Center
222 E Church St
Woodstock, IL 60098

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 6th–8th grades.

For Middle School students’ :
Mission:    Mars Mission, Star Lab & Robotics
Cost:      $25 for CLFOGE members and $35 for non-members
Register online @
Registration open: March 4th to March 22nd

Program Schedule:
10AM – 12PM        – Space Mission
12PM – 12:30PM     – Lunch   (*Bring nut free sack lunch.)
12:30PM – 2:00PM – Starlab & Robotics

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. Using teamwork and creative problem solving, the crew will be able to continue their research on our neighbor planet.

Digital STARLAB – with this new Starlab program, 6-8th graders will study our galaxy and universe, the formation of our solar system, plate tectonics on Earth, as well as the differences between Earth and the inner planets.

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.

Note: Challenger installed a new Mars mission this year. For information on mission jobs go to: