About Moon Camp Explorers
The Moon Camp Challenge invites students to become Moon explorers with Tinkercad and decode some of the complexities future astronauts may face.
In the future, to enable astronauts to stay on the Moon for long periods of time, new infrastructures must be developed to overcome important challenges. Such challenges include protection from radiation and meteorites, energy production, the extraction and recycling of water, food production and much more.
Teams will develop a number of interdisciplinary scientific experiments to explore the extreme environment of space and understand how astronauts could live on the Moon. Afterwards they will 3D design their Moon Camp using Tinkercad and write a report explaining their project.
Their project should be adapted to the Moon environment and make use of local resources and provide protection and/or living and working facilities for at least 2 astronauts. Participating teams will compete for the Moon Camp Explorers prize for best project.
Using Tinkercad, teams design the complete Moon Camp and submit their report to an expert jury. Participating teams will compete for the Moon Camp Explorers Prize for best project.
Complexity level: intermediate
Age range: up to (and including) 14 years old
Language: language of their choice. For judging, reports will be automatically translated to English. NEW!
Registrations: open from 14 September 2022 to 18 April 2023
The Moon Camp should include:
Use of local resources (e.g. lunar soil, water ice)
Technological solutions (e.g. power source, recycling system, food growth chamber)
Protection (from meteorites and radiation)
Living and working facilities for at least 2 astronauts.