2018 #TrainLikeAMartian Day 5 Challenge: Explore and Discover!

Mars Generation Day 5 Train Like A Martian

It’s Day 5 of the #TrainLikeAMartian Challenge! Friday May 18, 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!

This is the last day of this 5-day challenge! The focus is to raise awareness for the importance of STEAM, 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!

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.


Explore and Discover Astronaut

Day 5 Fitness Challenge: Explore and Discover

Our focus today is to improve your agility, coordination and speed! For this challenge you be carrying weighted objects from the Exploration area back to your Base Station to improve Anaerobic and Aerobic fitness. This could be done with lifting weights, or setting up a course with heavy household objects. Remember to lift carefully and check out the mission briefing below for more tips and advice on this activity.

See how you do with getting up and down and how fast you can finish your own course. 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 5 STEAM Challenge:

Use the Mathematical Grid Method to draw an image of your choice. Who knew math could help you learn how to draw?! For instructions on how to use the Grid Method, click here.

Day 5 Bio-Hack:

Rebound (jumping up and down on a trampoline) for ten to fifteen minutes today. This can stimulate every single cell in your body. Rebounding helps circulate oxygen throughout the body to increase energy. It also improves balance by stimulating the vestibule in the middle ear. Don’t have a trampoline? Mama called the doctor and the doctor said “Increase bone mass by jumping on the bed”. NASA uses rebounding exercises to help astronauts combat bone mass loss during long-duration missions.

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.


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