Welcome to Day 4 of the #TrainLikeAMartian Challenge! This is a 7 day challenge running from April 18-24. 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.
Please check out the rewards for donations here and make a donation today to help us reach our fundraising goal of $10,000.
Day 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.
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 each photo
Every video (up to 3 videos per day) = 1 entry each 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 (here is a dropbox with pre-written posts and photos to help you with creating posts)
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.
*Photo credit NASA