Walking on Mars Camping Activity
|This Activity is meant for older campers.|
Decide for yourself if it is appropriate for your younger campers or not.
|Required:||6x6 inch wood blocks or frisbee or piece of paper to step on, 1 per camper. These are the insulators.|
|Preparation:||Everyone except the mission leader gets an insulator from the deadly acid on the surface of Mars. |
Place the starting and finish lines about 20 feet apart.
|Notes:||Good teamwork, leadership, communication exercise.|
|Goal: Cross the surface of Mars from your disabled explorer craft to your space shuttle.|
Use powered insulators to shield astronauts from the acidic surface. If an astronaut touches Mars' surface, he will disintegrate. (The group must start over.)
The insulators are powered through contact sensitive switches embedded in the material of the astronauts' suits. If no one is touching an insulator, it will immediately lose power, which causes it to lose its insulating ability and disintegrate. (It is removed from the game by the leader.)