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You’re invited: Join the Great NZ School Space Race!

Posted in Articles on 26/6/2020
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Teachers – raise the stakes in your augmented reality (AR) and coding curriculum by participating in the Great New Zealand School Space Race organised by Kai’s Clan.

The competition is open to students of between 7 and 15 years old, encouraging them to follow in the footsteps of NASA’s MARS 2020 Perseverance launch by designing and launching their own Perseverance rovers for their own mission to Mars.

The Mars 2020/Perseverance rover is designed to better understand the geology of Mars and seek for any signs of ancient life. The mission will collect and store rock and soil samples that could be returned to Earth in the future.

Mission Objectives 

Create your own project and use Kai’s Clan STEAM all-in-one toolbox to design, code and 3D print (optional)

After the project is complete, film your virtual world through augmented reality

Add a few sensors and show us the data you collect that will help understand if Mars can be habitable in the future

The winning project will be represented by Kai’s Clan at the next ISTE Conference at the STEAM Playground and be displayed at the NASA Education Centre in Washington.

Rules and regulations

  • Students will develop, create and code their own project based on NASA MARS2020 “launch of Perseverance” lesson plan.

  • Competition is aimed at 7-15 years of age (must still be 15 by the 31 December 2020)

  • A full presentation of the project must be submitted to [email protected] by end of 25 September 2020

  • No late entries will be accepted

  • Judges decision will be final

  • David Lockett (NASA Education) will announce the winner

  • All images used must be students own design or obtained from a free stock library and have permission to be used for future presentations

  • Students agree for their project to be used for any Education Purposes and Marketing purposes of the product

  • Projects may be used as case studies and referred to at any Education Conferences, seminars, or workshops.

  • All projects can be used for marketing purposes in the media, including social media.

  • All schools will get full recognition and projects can be added to the Community lesson plans on Kai’s Clan

  • Additionally, specific rules apply to different school levels – they can be found here on the competition web page.

Excited to get involved in the Great NZ School Space Race?

Email [email protected] to register your school in the competition.

Entries close
September 15, 2020
Open to
Students aged 7 to 15 years old 
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