#TrainLikeAMartian Day 4 Challenge: Jump for the Moon

Train Like A Martian TMG Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of the #TrainLikeAMartian Challenge! Thursday May 25, 2017

To view all challenges and prize winners please check out our Live Blog Post.

To view fun photos and videos from the challenge so far click here.

This  is a 5 day challenge running from May 22-26. 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. To see the live blog post with the entire week of challenges as well as prize winners click here.

Every day we will post the #TrainLikeAMartian fitness challenge, a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) 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!

Please check out the rewards for donations here and 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.

train like an astronaut jumping to the moonDay 4 Challenge: Jump for the Moon

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? Click here for awesome NASA* resources from their Train Like An Astronaut program or watch the video below. NASA provides detailed guides including adaptations for all their Train Like An Astronaut program activities. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see all the different guides and a video of today’s challenge activity too!

 Day 4 STEAM Challenge:

Get artsy and paint something. You can even turn this challenge into a game. Click here for instructions to create your own flowers painting and numbers game.

Day 4 Bio-Hack Challenge:

Substitute olive oil, peanut oil or vegetable oil with coconut oil.

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.

Find out about the cool rewards you can earn through fundraising and/or donating to The Mars Generation by clicking here.

*NASA does not endorse nor is affiliated with The Mars Generation or the Train Like A Martian Challenge.

*Photo credit NASA


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