Catapult alum, Jackson Westenskow completed a successful project with 20 3rd-5th graders last month. Thanks to Corbin Davis and The ROCK Center for their generous support in hosting the camp.
The campers launched the week using teamwork and communication skills in order to decode a message from Mars. Participants studied different kinds of code and sent a message back to Commander Taylor, an astronaut abandoned on Mars. The next day was spent learning food science and determining the best way to grow potatoes in space. Finally, campers mapped out a route to the rescue point and built multiple iterations of stomp rockets to design a model that would land on Mars and pick up the stranded astronaut.
It was a very successful "mission" with a lot of smiles, laughter and learning!