It’s Day 2 of the 2018 #TrainLikeAMartian Challenge! Tuesday May 15, 2018
To view all challenges and prize winners please check out our LIVE blog post updated daily here!
To view fun photos and videos from the challenge so far check out the event hashtag here!
Remember, this is a 5-day challenge running from May 14-18 and the focus is to raise awareness for the importance of STEM, space and fitness and also to help raise funds for The Mars Generation programs including sending students who lack financial resources to Space Camp.
This year we have a few different challenges to participate in for added fun! Every day during the challenge we will post the #TrainLikeAMartian fitness challenge, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activity and a bio-hack challenge. You can participate in any or all of the challenges. Join us today and let’s all have some fun!
You must sign up here and follow the challenge rules to qualify to win prizes.
For every $25 donated, donor gets one entry in the daily prize drawing for #TrainLikeAMartian! Please make a donation today to help us reach our fundraising goal of $10,000.
You do not need to donate to participate and be entered for a chance to win prizes.
Day 2 Fitness Challenge: Do a Spacewalk!
For today’s challenge,we are focusing on building muscular strength and coordination by doing the spacewalk! For your spacewalk, you will perform a “crab walk” and “bear crawl.” Yup, you heard us! For the little kids, this will be easy – for us big kids it may be a bit more challenging!
See how you do with these activities. Can you move forward and backward? How far can you travel for each? We are guessing we will be getting some great photos and videos of this challenge! Want some instruction on how to complete these activities? Watch the video here or click here for awesome NASA* resources from their Train Like An Astronaut program. Resources include detailed educational guides for teachers, including adaptations for all of their Train Like An Astronaut program activities.
Day 2 STEAM Challenge:
Our second STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) challenge is to see what has been happening with the Mars Curiosity Rover Mission on NASA’s website: Curiosity Rover Mission. Let us know something you learned!
Day 2 Bio-Hack Challenge:
Eat raw vegetables today and skip the commercial dressing, which can have unhealthy oils or chemicals that usually contain MSG (monosodium glutamate). Raw vegetables keep more of their vitamins and minerals intact and they maintain more of their enzymes. The body uses enzymes to digest food and repair itself. Astronauts can use raw foods grown in space for treatment of allergic, rheumatic and infectious diseases. Astronauts on the International Space Station are currently utilizing deployable plant growth units for both nutrition and for a means of recreation and relaxation.
You can make your own dressing by blending;
2 tablespoons of coconut oil
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
Salt to taste
How to Be Entered to Win Cool Space Prizes
Complete the challenge activity or any physical activity and share photos on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram using our event hashtag #TrainLikeAMartian to be entered in our daily drawings. You can be entered multiple times:
- Every photo (up to 3 photos per day) = 1 entry/ photo
- Every video (up to 3 videos per day) = 2 entries/ video
- Every post asking your followers to donate to The Mars Generation that includes both #TrainLikeAMartian and TheMarsGeneration.org/donate = 2 entries for each social media post
- You may enter on multiple social media channels for even more chances to win!
Sign up for the Train Like A Martian Challenge here to qualify for prizes and also to receive email updates about the challenge.
Challenge your friends to join you for #TrainLikeAMartian, click here to find out how.
Find out about the cool rewards you can earn through fundraising for The Mars Generation by clicking here.
*NASA does not endorse nor is affiliated with The Mars Generation or the Train Like A Martian Challenge.