Design, build and program your own rover to work on Mars. Don’t forget to include features that will help the rover survive in the environment and do jobs that are needed to help researchers learn about this amazing planet.

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2 Days

9:00 am - 3:30pm

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Level 1

7- 13 year olds

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Robotics Focus

Building + Block coding

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Our awesome Beam camp leaders will be eagerly awaiting your arrival - they’ll be the ones wearing grey shirts! Once you’ve been signed in you can wave goodbye to Mum and Dad and let the fun begin!

Don’t worry if you get here a bit early - there will be fun games and challenges for you to try your hand at until the rest of your campmates arrive.

Day 1

Designing a Mars Rover

There's a lot to think about! What kinds of scientific instruments would your rover need to explore the surface of Mars and collect information? How does your rover communicate back with Earth? Does it need special wheels to drive on the surface of this rocky, red planet?

Once it's designed, it's time to build and program your rover.

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Day 2

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The Countdown is On!

Now you have designed and built your rover, it's time to put it to the test. Your rover will need to survive launching into orbit and landing on Mars! How many activities can you program your rover to complete?

Finally, present your work to the group so they can check out your creations and cheer you on as you achieve your 'Beam Badge'.

Ready for mission launch?

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FAQs

When does the day start and end?

The day runs from 9.00am to 3.30pm, with drop off from 8.30am onwards. Each day includes 30 minutes for recess and 60 minutes for lunch, so your child has plenty of time to eat, relax, and play with their new friends! Please be sure to pick your child up by 4.00pm.

What should I bring?

Please bring your recess and lunch, water bottle, a hat, and sunscreen. To keep your campmates safe and healthy, please make sure that your food is nut-free.

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