We're gearing up for the 2014 Space Apps Challenge! Visit our new site to find out more.Space Apps Challenge 2014
Ooblecks, 3 D printers, and aliens – oh my!
Sound interesting? Here's your sneak peek of some of the awesome things that we'll be doing at the NASA Youth Space Challenge:
Come use your hands AND your brains to learn about and explore space through the NASA Youth Space Challenge, presented by Hive Toronto.
As the official youth branch of the Toronto NASA Space Apps Challenge and in partnership with Maker Kids, youth ages 9-15 will explore and learn about space like never before. Together with Mozilla, Fab Spaces, Story Planet, Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada and Girls Learning Code we're creating a space-tastic experience for youth!
Saturday 20 April, 2013 Royal Ontario Museum
This event requires that all youth ages 13 and under have an adult sign up with them and the adult must remain in the building during the event.
Youth ages 9-15. Like space? Like technology? Like trying something new? If you answered "yes" to one or more of those questions, then this event is for you!
A laptop! If you don't have one or can't borrow one, click here to request one and we will do our best to get you set up with one for the day!
Please note: Snacks will be provided but please eat lunch before you arrive. And bring a water bottle!
Not only will youth be able to make, create, and collaborate at this event, they will have the chance to have a "snack and chat" with space experts.
This event is meant to be a semi-unstructured, collaborative, creativity-inspiring experience for youth. There is no strict agenda, because we think just a touch of chaos is good for learning.
There will be several activity stations set up for youth to visit. When youth arrive, they'll be free to choose where they spend their time. This gives them the opportunity to work on the projects that they personally find interesting. Some will float around, spending time at many stations and working on many different things, while others will choose to spend the majority of their time working on one project. We welcome this sort of self-directed learning.
Each station will have volunteer instructors and assistants - there to teach youth how to use the tools, and then to support them as they think creatively and explore the power of technology.
Bummed that you’re a parent and not a kid? Don’t worry - our Parent Zone has been specially designed so that the event will be really fun and informative for you, too! Hot Pop Factory will be featuring their 3D printing innovations as part of this parent-focused area – have you seen their take on the modern family portrait yet?!
Not found the answer you're looking for?Get in touch