Archive for Thursday, June 19, 2008

Lansing student attends Mars Academy

June 19, 2008

Noah Barrette, son of Richard and Melissa Barrette of Lansing, graduated from Mars Academy June 8 at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Barrette will enter sixth grade in the fall.

Mars Academy is a three-day residential camp for students entering grades 5-6. Developed by Cosmosphere staff, the Mars Academy program introduces campers to space science, while also emphasizing teamwork and problem solving in a face-paced learning environment.

As part of the program, Mars Academy campers learn the geology, climate, and conditions that exist on the Red Planet. Campers also launch air-powered rockets and guide a student-made robot around an obstacle course.

The camp culminates in a simulated robotic mission to Mars. Each team creates a mission patch before their simulated journey.

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