Mission X News

  • Astro Agility Course

    This activity sped up the mission students x !! Completing a circuit with great agility as fast as possible to improve agility, coordination and speed, timing the individual time.
    Esta atividade acelerou os estudantes da missão x !! Completando um circuito com muita agilidade o mais rápido possível para melhorar agilidade, coordenação e a velocidade, cronometrando os tempo individualmente.

  • Planet You Go, Gravity You Find.

    The purpose of this activity is to strengthen the muscles in your arms and trunk and improve coordination by using a ball, holding the ball, over your head, jumping and then launching and running and repeating the activity.
    O Objetivo desta atividade é fortalecer os músculos dos teus braços e tronco e melhorar a coordenação, usando uma bola, segurando a bola, sobre sua cabeça, saltando e depois lançar e correr e repetir a atividade.

  • Mission: Control

    The purpose of this activity is to improve balance and spatial perception, for this we use a ball. And holding your body in a single foot, you can not let the ball fall when the colleague throws the ball.
    O objetivo desta atividade é melhorar o equilíbrio e a percepção espacial, para isso usamos uma bola. E segurando seu corpo em um único pé, não pode deixar a bola cair quando o colega lançar a bola.

  • Jump to the Moon

    In this activity the students performed the jump training with rope, to increase the resistance of the bones and to improve the heart rhythm and the resistance of several muscles of the body and also to improve the Coordination, balance, resistance.
    Nesta atividade os estudante realizaram o treino de salto com corda, para aumentar a resistência dos ossos e melhorar o ritmo cardíaco e a resistência de vários músculos do corpo e melhorar também a Coordenação, equilíbrio, resistência.

  • Alongamento

    Antes de qualquer atividade física é importante alongar o corpo e preparar ele para as atividades, evitando acidentes e lesões.
    Before any physical activity it is important to lengthen the body and prepare it for activities, avoiding accidents and injuries.

  • Crew Strength Training

    In this activity, students began a sequence of physical activities, first warming up and then the basketball game to develop a strength of the muscles and bones of the upper and lower.
    Nesta atividade os estudantes iniciaram uma sequência de atividades físicas, primeiro o aquecimento e depois o jogo de basquete para desenvolver a força dos músculos e ossos dos membros superiores e inferiores.

  • Preparando a Missão

    - Corrida alternada com caminhada com distância predeterminada 100m repetindo 4 vezes;
    - Agachamento com bola de 1kg nas mãos ;
    - Salto estendendo o corpo e levantando a bola acima da cabeça na sequência voltar a realizar o agachamento.

  • 中泰國小-Mission X活動攤位

    經由中泰國小校慶的設攤邀請,我們的活動是由學生設計”幫食物找個家”的任務作為互動遊戲。
    第一關:進行接尺測驗(敏捷力)完成後,以熊爬、蟹行及袋鼠跳擇一到達第二關。
    第二關:食物分類站,抽食物卡並依其所屬的食物六大類(全榖根莖、水果、蔬菜、油脂及堅果、豆魚肉蛋、低脂奶類)或垃圾食物類,放置正確的食物類別盒內,最後,以跑步返回接尺測驗進行第二次的量測。食物分類正確或接尺測驗時間有進步的挑戰者,代表任務挑戰成功都獲得小獎勵唷!

    第一站:接尺測驗
  • 中泰國小校慶- 賽跑

    參賽的小朋友們在場上盡力的奔跑,揮灑汗水。

  • What's Your Space Height?

    In this activity the students investigated the effects of microgravity on the human body, on the body of the astronauts in the international space station and also studied the effects of terrestrial gravity in our body. discovered their height in space.
    Nesta atividade os estudantes investigaram os efeitos da micro gravidade no corpo humano, no corpo dos astronautas na estação espacial internacional e estudaram também os efeitos da gravidade terrestre no nosso corpo. descobriram sua altura no espaço.

    Analyzing the result on the chart and the information the height increases by approximately 5 cm The height on Earth was compared to Height in space
  • Hydration Station

    healthy urine color

    In this activity the students understood about the importance of keeping our body hydrated, and the importance of keeping the body hydrated in space.
    They learned to identify signs of dehydration from the color of urine and studied the amount of water in each part of our body as well as food and the amount of water we should ingest daily.
    Nesta atividade os estudantes entenderam sobre a importância de manter o nosso corpo hidratado, e a importância de manter o corpo hidratado no espaço.
    Aprenderam a identificar sinais de desidratação a partir da cor da urina e estudaram sobre a quantidade de água em cada parte do nosso corpo e também nos alimentos e a quantidade de água que devemos ingerir diariamente.

  • A Microbial Box 1

    In this activity students learned more about microbes, how they affect human life on Earth and Space. We study and investigate which places there is more proliferation of microbes in our environment and in our bodies.
    One question was presented to the students, if you let a candy fall on a surface that you do not see the microorganisms would you eat? And if you could see these microorganisms would you still eat?
    Nesta atividades os estudantes aprenderam mais sobre microbios, como eles afetam a vida humana na Terra e no Espaço. Estudamos e investigamos quais lugares existem maior proliferação de microbios em nosso meio ambiente e em nossos corpos.
    Uma questão foi apresentada aos estudantes, se você deixar um doce cair em uma superfície que você não vee os microorganismos você comeria? E se você pudesse ver estes microorganismos ainda comeria?

  • 中泰國小校慶-趣味競賽

    去程以雙手滾動大球並同時直線行走,將球放置於目標物呼拉圈,回程以平衡桿支撐球,回到原點。

  • Dizziness Experiment!

    Along with the Space Rock 'n Roll activity, the Italian Space Cadets have been hard at work... getting dizzy!!

    Astronauts can feel quite dizzy when they first arrive on the ISS. Its because their bodies need 24 to 48 hours to find new ways to control itself and adapt to life in a micro gravity environment.

    The outstanding ESA astronaut Tim Peake did a great dizziness experiment up in the ISS. With the help of a fellow astronaut, he did an infinite amount of super fast sommersaults and got dizzy to test how long it takes to recover from dizziness in Space. He recovered really fast!

    So, what did the Italian Space Cadets do... they did the experiment too...but here on Earth!

    Following the steps of Scientific Method, they asked they same questions as Tim Peake 'Can I make myself dizzy? How quickly can I recover? Does it make me feel unwell?'

  • 中泰校慶-趣味競賽

    去程以雙手滾動大球並同時直線行走,將球放置於目標物呼拉圈,回程以平衡桿支撐球,回到原點。

  • The Italian Space Rock 'n Rollers!

    Well, the Italian Space Cadets have been having a rock 'n rolling good time! They have been doing beginner, intermediate and advanced sommersaults all the way down the length of the school gym! They have been rolling through hula hoops and inventing some other very creative ways to roll! Lots of fun and hardwork. Due to the gravity here on Earth, you really have to use you abdominal muscles, your legs and bend your back to make your sommersaults spectacular.

    One thing is certain, those Astronauts must have a lot of fun doing amazing sommersaults in space! It's worth the crazy roller coaster ride on the Soyuz there and back to get the opportunity to do fun sommersaults in the ISS!

  • Problem Solved - We can walk around the world!

    Having painted the world on our playground, the BIG QUESTION was - "How can we walk around the world, if the world is mostly water?"
    Problem solved.
    "We can make floating stepping stones."
    "We can build a bridge, it has to be a very long bridge, and thin, to go from this Island to this one."
    "I've made a machine, because inside the Earth is rock, it's going to break it and we can walk in the tunnel."
    These are some of the comments made by our 4 and 5 year olds, who used many resources to help solve the problem.

  • Tripulação conhece mais o projeto.

    Today, students and teachers of the Ferreira mendes State School learned more about Mission X, they are excited about the activities.

  • Team Longview Mission Challengers

    Ware elementary Students strength training.

  • Longview Mission Challengers

    South Ward Mission Control

  • Cambalhotas no espaço

    Professor Tafharel preparando a tripulação para  dar cambalhotas no espaço.

    No ambiente de queda livre da Estação Espacial Internacional, os astronautas dão
    cambalhotas espectaculares. Aqui na Terra, as coisas são diferentes, mas tentarás
    imitar os astronautas colocando-te de pernas para o ar e enrolando o teu corpo.
    Realizarás uma série de cambalhotas no solo para melhorar a tua coordenação
    corporal, a flexibilidade e o equilíbrio e fortalecer os teus músculos abdominais,
    dorsais e das pernas. Registarás as observações sobre melhorias neste treino de
    cambalhotas no teu Diário da Missão. Usamos um pula pula para a simulação de gravidade e dar cambalhotas no espaço.
    Oa alunos entenderam a como podes desempenhar uma actividade física
    que melhore a tua coordenação corporal e a flexibilidade e aumente a
    amplitude de movimentos.

  • Retorno a Estação Base

    Aqueciemnto

    Estar fisicamente activo é essencial para manter os músculos fortes
    e o coração e os pulmões saudáveis. Quando fazes compras no
    centro comercial, visitas um museu ou vais e vens da escola, os teus
    músculos, o coração e os pulmões são beneficiados. Ficam mais
    fortes ao serem trabalhados durante longos períodos de tempo.
    Os alunos fizeram varios percursos demarcados pelo professor
    Tafharel de educação física.

    Alongamneto Resistência dos pulmões, do coração e de outros músculos
  • Treino de Resistencia

    Usamos esta piramide alimentar para explicar sobre a importância dos alimentos

    Os astronautas que vivem na Estação Espacial Internacional
    (ISS) precisam de refeições equilibradas para fazerem faceis às
    suas necessidades de energia e saúde durante a permanência
    no espaço. estudamos a pirâmide alimentar, através do questionário
    os alunos aprenderam a importância de uma alimentação saudável. Os alunos preencheram o plano pessoal do menu de 5 dias do explorador saudável com base nos conhecimentos que adquiriram através de sua piramide e da análise dos rótulos dos alimentos.

    Usamos as embalagens de alguns cereais para calcularmos a calorias dos alimentos Construindo a piramide alimentar concluindo com a apresentação dos relatórios doa alunos.
  • organizando a missão x

    Apostila da Missão X

    Apresentei o Projeto Missão X, para os alunos e professores.Professor Tafharel de educação física e professora Rute de ciências, Com o material oferecido pela missão, montamos uma apostila, através desta estamos aptos a concluir nossa missão.

    Professores e alunos  na missão X
  • Hard work = Better results!

    The Italian Space Cadets have evidence which confirms... Hard work = Better results!

    Over the past 4 weeks, the Italian Space Cadets have trained like astronauts and have all obtained significantly quicker times in the Astro Agility-Course! Well done! It was worth all the sweat!

    The fastest and most agile Italian Space Cadets were Vittorio, Carlo, Alberto and Alice. Their times ranged from an extraordinary 18.36 seconds to an amazing18.79 seconds!

    Keep up the hard work everyone, you will do an fantastic job on the next activity...It starts next week!

    Go Mission X Italy! Go the Italian Space Cadets!

  • Longview Mission Challengers

    Longview Mission Challengers at Bramlette Steam Academy are strengthening their core as they train like an astronaut.

  • L’Agence Spatiale Canadienne parle de nous sur Twitter !

    English version below.

    L’Agence spatiale canadienne parle du projet “MX-Train like an astronaut” sur Twitter !
    N’hésitez pas à vous inscrire, c’est totalement gratuit pour les enseignants, cadets, parents-éducateurs :-)

    The Canadian Space Agency tweets about the projet MX-Train like an astronaut !
    Dont’ hesitate to register, it’s totally free for the teachers, cadets, parent-teachers :-)

    See you soon,
    Victoria K.
    Canadian Coordinator

  • Team Longview Mission Challengers

    Our 2nd graders at South Ward are working on their jumping skills. Look at that height!!!

  • Diário de Missão.

    No diário de Missão, os estudantes e professores organizam as atividades da Missão X; montam um cronograma para concluir corretamente todas as atividades, assim é avaliado o tempo de cada missão, o quanto todos aprenderam com elas, ideias, e muito mais!

  • ミッションXスタート!!!

    科学技術館の仲間とミッションXがスタートしました!!! いろいろな学校の友だちと共に宇宙飛行士についての学習をして、体を鍛えています。学校のように毎日会えないのは難点だけど、宇宙好きな仲間ばかりなので、ミッションも集中して取り組んでいます。来月はつくば宇宙センターにも行く予定。この中から宇宙飛行士がうまれるといいなぁと思います。

  • 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.

  • How to calculate your weight/mass on different planets, satellite or ISS?

    How to calculate your weight/mass on different planets, satellite or ISS if you are an astronaut?
    We found the answer on the free document of "Mars Project, Next Generation" and we learned to calculate in newtons (the unit of calculation).
    We took the opportunity to also learn a little more about the three laws of Newton (the scientist).

    Don't forget to register on MX-Train like an astronaut :-) If you are Canadian teacher registered on the website and if your classroom have questions about Spatial sciences in general feel free to contact me for a Q/A (French or English).

    Victoria K.
    Canadian Country Lead/Canadian Coordinator for MX
    Team Lead for "Space Cadets" (Homeschooling ;-)
    Student in Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics with Paris Observatory

  • The Importance of Team Work

    What happens when you have a mission to complete but your teammate gets hurt?
    The Fireflowers started off the season with a team building activity. They were assigned a mission, on the Moon. They were paired up in teams of two. The only problem: their partner was hurt half way through the mission. They had to help their partner get to base at the same time completing the mission of collecting lunar rocks and bringing the science instruments to base (they had to pick up a shoe box). This was a three legged race and they could use only one of their arms/hands to pick objects. Communication between the teammates was crucial.
    Great team work Fireflowers!!!

  • Divulgando a Missão x na Universidade Unemat

    Nos preparando para a missão x, divulgando o Projeto Missão X em algumas oficinas na cidade de Tangará da Serra e na Barra do Bugre.

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