Lego EV3 Space Challenge (Ages 8 through 12) Blast into instant success with science, technology, engineering, and math with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 and the new EV3 Space Challenge! Designed as an engaging and easy way to introduce students to robotics, campers will work with a very current and real-world theme – traveling to and living on Mars! Campers work as scientists and engineers as they progress through missions and projects that put their creative problem solving skills to the test. They even complete three missions co-developed with space experts that address fundamental challenges engineers and scientists are working to solve today. Your mission this week will be to set up the first base on Mars with Crew quarters, a greenhouse, and energy source. After mastering the basics of Lego EV3 building and programming, students will be immersed in a series of challenging “Mars missions”: launch the satellite, collect rocks, activate communications, save the robot, secure the power supply, and return to base safely. Students will be encouraged to build and test several designs and programs while collaborating and communicating with each other to successfully complete these tasks.