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The Mission to Mars programme, which is supported by NASA and Fablab, brings to life NASA's strategy for mankind to live on Mars. The programme combines physics, technology, engineering and CAD to assist students in creating habitats. This STEM project, where Yr 9-10 students design, 3D print and build habitats to live on Mars to withstand the extreme environment, challenges students to come up with innovative design solutions that are judged by experts. Students meet expert engineers and scientists in the field of Aerospace, Telecommunications and Astrobiology.
SUMMARY OF TOPICS COVERED:
- The biological and physical challenges of getting to Mars
- Constraints of survival in space.Nutrition and physical conditioning for space survival
- Psychological conditioning for space
- Closing the air, water and nutrition loops
- Medicine and health in Space
- Planning a habitat
- Design thinking
- Designing, 3D printing and building on Mars
- The mathematics of symmetry and logistics to survive on Mars
- Modularisation and low-fi prototyping
Teachers will be provided with practical tool sets, recipes and protocols that allow them to contextualise their delivery into Space Science and sustainable high value manufacturing. Some broad links to the New Zealand Curriculum will be provided.
Ara Institute of Canterbury Engagement Team will provide carparks, morning tea and lunch and possible networking event at the end.
9.30 am Introduction
10.00am Lab 1
11.30am Lab 2
1.00 pm Start
2.00 pm Break
2.30 pm Lab 3
3.30 pm Lab 4
4.00pm Wrap up