Hammond Airshow challenge

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Rising to meet the CHALLENGE

Student teams from kindergarten to college are invited to accept the Hammond Northshore Airshow STEM challenges. Build your own aircraft and fly your modified drones to satisfy that inner engineer. Get involved in competitions to show off your innovations.
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airshow activities

mission patch

Design a mission patch with your team. Historically the mission patch is an emblem designed and worn by astronauts and the people affiliated with a mission. The patch depicts an image associated with the mission and generally lists the names of the crew.
(Required for all competitors)

3...2...1... Take off

Construct small paper x-planes and fly them by producing your own thrust, by blowing air through a drinking straw.
(Recommended for kindergarten-3)

Coding on mars

Create a video game that lets players explore the Red Planet with a helicopter like Ingenuity currently on Mars with NASA’s Perseverance rover. Use Scratch, a visual programming language and think like NASA space-mission planners to design your game!
(Recommended grades 5-12)

competition / challenges

X-Plane Glider

Apply the engineering design process (EDP) to design an X-plane Glider that meets specific design criteria and constraints.
(Recommended grades 3-8)

UAV Propeller Design

Create and test your individual, unique designs on hand-built propeller cars and then improve performance by making changes to the original design.
(Recommended grades 5-8)

Let it Glide

Using the engineering design process, competitors will develop and build a shoebox glider, and then improve it in terms of aircraft and wing materials, shapes, and structure, to produce the greatest glide slope (the ratio of the distance traveled to decrease in altitude) possible.
(Recommended grades 5-8)

Core samples from mars

Using the engineering design process, competitors will develop and build a drone attachment limb for collecting samples scattered across a drone flight area and pilot their drone to collect as many samples possible in the shortest time possible.
(Recommended grades 9 and up)
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