Q1. Will we build an actual, physical Mars Rover?
No. The participants will build the Mars Rover using the Qweebi Simulation software, which allows them to try different combinations quickly and has unlimited supplies.
i.e. This will be a virtual program.
Q2. Is this an in-person program or an online one?
We are currently offering this in person at the moment. If it goes well, we may offer it online later. (TBD).
Q3. What does my child need to participate in this program?
A Windows or a Mac laptop with an external mouse with a scroll wheel. They should know how to use a computer.
Q4. How is the session structured?
Each day will have 2 sessions of 75m each with a break of 15m in the middle. Each session will either have a learning STEM module or a mini challenge which builds on top of each other.
The participants will be divided into teams of 2-3 participants.
However, they will each have copies of the Qweebi Simulation software and work together to prototype ideas.
Q5. How many participants are you enrolling for this program?
We will halt registrations at 12 participants. We will have 2 facilitators – so a participant:facilitator ratio of 1:6
Q6. What is the age limit?
This would be most effective for participants between the ages of 8 and 14.
Q7. Can we attend only on certain days?
No. As we build on the previous day’s concepts in the next days, this would not be the most effective thing to do.
Q8. What else do we need to send with our child?
A bottle of water and a small snack is recommended. We do have drinking water on the premises.