STEAMSPACE Academy™ Cities in Space® Micro Challenge™ for Young Pioneers

February 17, 2022

STEAMSPACE Education Outreach® welcomes you to our

STEAMSPACE Academy™ Cities in Space® Micro Challenge™ for Young Pioneers

Students will create a thriving, off-world settlement based on living on the moon, on Mars, or in free space.

Registration Opens: December 6, 2021 to January 20, 2022.

In honor of teachers and the challenges of the pandemic, registration for all STEAMSPACE Academy Events are FREE this academic year.

Age eligibility: 3rd and 4th grade students.

Student Presentations Due: February 3, 2022

Event Date: February 18, 2021 9:30 - 11:30am CST *Event will be recorded for later viewing as well.

Opening December 6, 2021 – Cities in Space® Micro Challenge™

STEAMSPACE™ in partnership with Enterprise in Space and Janet’s Planet , the Cities in Space Micro Challenge is a 9 week challenge open to 3rd and 4th grade students, globally!

Our Cities in Space Micro Competition provides a challenging opportunity for young minds to explore all aspects of colony design and development while also learning leadership skills that support collaboration, presentation, and empathy promoting our collective future in space.

Space settlement on other planets, the Moon, and in free space will require a broad array of skills and resources, and eventually, humans will be born in these colonies, the human race thriving and multiplying in new environments alive with broader cultures, science, and ideologies than seen here on Earth.

In support of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Education and Project Based Learning, the Cities in Space® Micro Challenge is aimed at creating a structure that can enable the human race to survive and thrive into a new civilization in space. As a supporter of Project Based Learning and Social and Emotional Learning, we celebrate diversity and encourage teams to fully explore their choice of presentation topic. Culture and ideology, preservation of history, architecture or the pursuit of the arts for a thriving colony are completely acceptable topics.

Cities in Space® Micro Challenge™ Requirements:

Young Pioneer Teams may choose between 3 choices for location: Mars; the Moon or free space.

Presentations should be at minimum 7 minutes in length and at maximum 10 minutes in length.

Students may create their presentations in the form of video software and gaming such as Kerbal, MineCraft, Sims, or use a PowerPoint or Prezi Presentation. Students may also choose to build a physical model to film and discuss for their presentation.

No written work is required for this Micro Challenge as in our normal on-site Cities in Space Events.

Professional judges will review their work, with awards announced at our Cities in Space® Micro Challenge™ Virtual Event On February 18, 9:30am to 11:30am CST

Registration is limited.

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