It’s Day 3 of the 2018 #TrainLikeAMartian Challenge! Wednesday May 16, 2018
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To view fun photos and videos from the challenge so far check out the event hashtag here!
This is a 5 day challenge running from May 14-18. 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.
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!
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You do not need to donate to participate and be entered for a chance to win prizes.
Our focus today is on building bone strength and heart and muscle endurance by jumping for the moon! For this challenge you will jump rope or you can jump up and down or do jumping jacks or jump up and down stairs or…you get the picture!
See how many times you can jump in 30 seconds, 60 seconds or longer! Can you do 3 sets of 30 seconds each? How about skipping around while you jump rope? 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 3 STEAM Challenge:
Today, go outside and explore the plant life in your neighborhood! Try to identify a plant of which you don’t know the name. Click here for a step-by-step guide to help you identify your plant.
Day 3 Bio-Hack Challenge:
Eliminate refined sugar from your diet today. Refined sugars can be found in food items like soda, sweets, pastas and even white breads. Though the jury is still out for some, refined sugars have been linked to high cholesterol, crankiness, fatigue and other negative health benefits. Tooth decay has also been linked to sugar intake and that poses a serious risk for astronauts who partake in missions that extend past Earth’s orbit, as they will have a greater lapse in time since their last terrestrial dental exam and will need to rely on limited resources and personnel who may not have had extensive dental training. So for today’s bio-hack, if you need to use a sweetener today, try to use raw honey or Stevia instead of sugar.
How to Win 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.
*NASA does not endorse nor is affiliated with The Mars Generation or the Train Like A Martian Challenge.