Dexter’s online maker contest is officially underway! The prompt for this year’s maker contest is…drumroll please…design a moon base!
Students will have just over a month to design a moon base that sustains human life for a settlement of at least 50 people. They can design this base using any means necessary — coding, art, writing, and more.
All students ages 16 and under are welcome to participate in this contest. Teams are permitted, but there is a maximum limit of three people per team.
Here is a document outlining the full rules of the contest: bit.ly/makercontestinfo
You can also view a recording of Dr. Tanya Harrison’s talk on the moon from our Dexter launch event: https://dexter.live/stream/Ws3ehdb1KNKA8YymgWSA/playback (skip ahead to 6:00)
As well as the slides she used during the stream: https://drive.google.com/file/d/10K0fCrVH86_O6fPE_uI4z_UY-KdjfTBS/view
Students can submit their moon base here when they’re finished: https://dexter.live/forms/FxdgDB4NGYXGt91MONQO/fill
Here are additional resources to help with ideating and designing your moon base:
- Interesting facts about the moon
- Lunar mining (ft. Dr. Kirby Runyon, a planetary geologist working on the technology to extract elements from the Moon with NASA)
- Exploring the moon's surface in VR
- Moon writing
- Moon math
- Moon base and mad libs
- The space gal
Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions about the contest. Good luck!
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