Mission X News

  • Go TEAM Longview Mission Challengers

    Jump rope training

  • Fireflowers ready to speedwalk

  • Atoms, molecules...and odors/taste in Space :-)

    In good Montessorians we learned about atoms, mole and atomic/molar mass calculation and the notion of Big Bang (Montessori black ribbon and humility lesson very soon for visualizing time since Big-Bang and Earth’s birth).

    We also learn about molecules and combinaison of molecules on Earth and in Space...And we did a sensory activity to recognize the smells on Earth (soil), our moon (burnt smell), Mars (rotten egg), I.S.S. (sweating), Milky Way (raspberry and rum) etc. One combinaison of 50 molecules in Space made our galaxy smell raspberry and taste rum...(dont’ worry it was imitation rum extract for pastries and kids don’t taste this flavour ;-)
    We also made a memory game cards about molecules.

    See you soon. Please Canadian teams share your photos and activities :-)

    Victoria K.
    “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” (Chinese thought)

  • Exploring Anthropometry with 3 yr olds!

    The Preschool 1 team took on the challenge of finding our "space height" very seriously! After watching the Mission X video we learned that gravity will push us down and that we are taller when we're laying down. So for our experiment we made sure everyone was measured on their backs before getting up from nap. Check out our growth chart! 


    The stars are our space height, the string is our Earth height.

  • Mission Journal

    Here is an example of our Astro Agility Course Mission Journal.
    Students complete one during each session and store them in a folder.
    Let us know what you think!

  • Official Astro Agility Course results

    Vittorio is the fastest Italian Space Cadet! He completed the course in an AMAZING 20.50 seconds!
    What did he drink for breakfast this morning? Rocket fuel?!!
    Go Mission X Italy!

  • Training hard for the Astro Agility Course!

    The Italian Space Cadets are working super hard in the school gym! They have learned that agility means moving your body quickly and precisely. The Cadets have also learned about the effects long duration missions have on the bodies of astronauts. Living in a microgravity environment for a long periods of time weakens astronauts muscles as they don't use their muscles like they do on Earth. The effects can be seen when they return to Earth from their mission and they need to do lots of rehabilitation to restore and maintain their agility.

    Here are some pictures taken of the Cadets by Mrs Lu, the Cadet's Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation Specialist (their teacher)! The future astronauts did the Astro Agility Course, jumped over hurdles, raced through hoops and did basketball (Astronaut Thomas Pesquet's favourite sport!) training.

    Despite the hard work and sweat, the Italian Space Cadets are enjoying themselves and are improving their agility.

  • The Italian Space Cadets!

    The Italian Space Cadets are ready for their mission! All systems go!
    From the beautiful city of Trento, surrounded by the spectacular Dolomite mountains, the Italian Space Cadets are excited and pumped! Niccolo', Alberto, Carlo, Paula, Elisa, Agata, Elena, Tommaso, Nicolo', Giulia, Laraib, Leonardo, Federico, Giorgio, Adrian, Sara, Samuele, Marie, Alice, Vittorio and Luca are training hard to race around the Earth!
    Go Paolo Nespoli and go Mission X Italy!
    Good luck to all the teams around the world!

  • Relay Races at Coombs Park

    The Fireflowers ran relay race as a way to improve their agility! They had lots of fun!

  • Casi listos para la aventura !!!

    Este año el Colegio Maud Mannoni participa con alumnos de 1° a 4° de primaria, siendo un total de 85 participantes en este entrenamiento como astronauta, lo que implica una gran responsabilidad y ganas por compartir los hábitos alimenticios y el gusto por la ciencia.

    Go Mission X !!

  • Team Mission Challengers from Longview Texas

    Second Graders at Hudson PEP along with Coach Hambrick are training hard just like our astronauts!

  • Fourth Day Fliers Head Out!!

    We took off on our first mission to explore and lay out our quarter mile stone markers. We learned how to measure our own heart rates, both at rest and after exercise. Our first lap was a success and our next walk back will include carrying a weighted backpack. Looking forward to measuring results, adding variables, and strength training! Blessings to y'all from Texas!

  • What the world is made from, in the eyes of a 4 year old!

    To see what the world is made of we painted the land and sea of the Earth on our playground. The children noticed there was a large amount of water on the Earth. The big big question is, how can we walk around the world if the world is mostly water?

  • Mathematics mission

    Astronauts need to be very good in many areas and especially in mathematics and logic.
    So my team works on Algebra ! The youngest, 10 years old, thinks that factoring and expanding equations is a game... All his results were good. Thanks NASA (and Fields Institute...) :-)
    We are trying also two free books of Canadian Space Agency: RoboMath and Robomatique3: http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/educators/resources/robomath.asp Students can learn in a 3D Space Station environnement.

    Canadian Teams don’t forget to share your mission/photos on the blog :-)
    Wish you all the best,
    Victoria K.

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