Registrations for Mission X 2020 are now open!
Mission X Train like an Astronaut is a free educational programme developed by space scientists and fitness professionals working with astronauts and space agencies across the world.
Mission X uses the excitement of space exploration to inspire students to learn about science, nutrition, exercise and space. It is aimed at students aged 8 to 12 but the activities can be adapted to suit other ages. The programme can be delivered either through the curriculum, through collapsed timetable days, through homework challenges or clubs … or a mixture!
The international challenge for Mission X runs each year from January to May. During the challenge, countries from across the world encourage their students to complete the mission challenges. Each country is made up of teams who complete activities and track their points. For each mission teams will submit their points on the website www.stem.org.uk/missionx and all of the submitted points help the Mission X mascots walk to the Moon!
We provide a wealth of free resources to help educators teach the principles of health and exercise, using a space context. Many of the lessons and activities are linked to the science curriculum and have a clear focus on health and nutrition. On this worldwide challenge, pupils practice scientific reasoning and teamwork whilst participating in hands-on STEM education and physical education activities targeting strength, endurance, coordination, balance and spatial awareness.
Further information will be sent out before the launch of the challenge in January.