Bonus Activity: Liftoff Languages

Your Mission
Astronauts need brains and brawn! Using your coordination, endurance and quick thinking, perform five jumping jacks, with a star-jump finish, while calling out the liftoff sequence: “5,4,3,2, 1, liftoff!”. Repeat it again with one catch –call out the liftoff countdown in another language! 
Strength, Endurance, Agility, Coordination


This activity was originally created for the #TrainLikeanAstronaut Challenges as a part of ESA Education’s Expedition: Home initiative.  



Using the internet, a book or by asking a friend or family member, learn to say  “5,4,3,2,1, liftoff” in a language other than your own. Practice saying it a few times. Practice your jumping jacks and when completing the “lift-off jump” extend your arms and legs to form the shape of a star in the air. Put it all together and show us what you’ve got!

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10-15 minutes 

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