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Challenger Space Missions

Our Expedition Mars scenario puts young learners in charge of a simulated flight between Mars and Phobos. For approximately two hours students are transformed into astronauts, scientists, and engineers with a single common purpose – the success of the mission. Teamwork, communication, problem-solving, and decision making skills are put to the test.
*CLICK HERE to view our Mission Job Descriptions chart. You will be asked to pick your top three teams during registration.

Additionally, students will use their STEM skills to program a rover to explore Mars. They will utilize Augmented Reality to start learning about Mars. Then teams will use Ozobots built especially for children to learn how to program and solve real-life problems. 

The goal of these lessons is to inspire students to become lifelong learners, and to explore and join the STEM careers of the future.

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Saturday, February 24, 2024, 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) (UTC-06:00)
Challenger Learning Center
720 W. Judd Street
Woodstock, IL  60098

(815) 338-7722
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Colleen Bailey
Event Coordinator
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
This event is open to D47 students in grades EC-4, & 5-8. (We have received special permission to include EC 4th graders!)

Parents will drop off their child(ren) at Challenger Learning Center by 8:55am and promptly pick them up at 1pm. Students are to bring a nut-free sack lunch/snack.
Cancellation Policy:
I understand that I am holding a spot so reservations for this event are nonrefundable. If I am unable to attend I understand that I must cancel my reservation by contacting the event coordinator asap to give someone else an opportunity to attend.

Motto: Supporting the families and educators in District 47’s Extended Curriculum Program since 1982