Join us and celebrate Canada’s contribution to The Lunar Gateway!
We’ve partnered up with the Canadian Space Agency, Steamlabs and Western University to offer a 5-day residency for your classroom designed for youth aged 10 - 15 and focused on coding, artificial intelligence, and robotics.
Share your students’ ideas for an AI lunar robot to help the astronauts on the Moon and The Lunar Gateway in order to qualify for the residency.
The residency will focus on coding, artificial intelligence, and robotics and will be held virtually or in-person depending on location.
FREE 5-day (2hr workshops) outline:
Each residency will receive a FREE* classroom kit that includes:
*Thanks to funding and donation by Canadian Space Agency, CanCode, Amazon Future Engineer, and Strawbees
Requirements to qualify for residency:
This residency is in collaboration with the CSA, SteamLabs, and Western University.
The submission deadline for this year has closed, but we will be back for the new school year 2023-2024! View the Gallery to see all the creative submissions!
Submit your students’ ideas for a AI lunar robot!
*All are encouraged to participate but only Canadian Schools will be considered for the 5-day residency
**Submission required to qualify for the 5-day residency
The Lunar Gateway Challenge is an opportunity for youth (ages 10 - 15) to help and inspire the international community by solving deep space exploration problems with coding, robotics and AI.
It revolves around The Lunar Gateway mission, which Canada is embarking on alongside its partners (NASA, ESA and JAXA) to build a space station orbiting the Moon.
Your mission is to have your students design a smart lunar robot to help the astronauts with their exploration of the Moon. Submit these ideas below to qualify for a 5-day residency for your classroom led by STEAM experts.
Check out The Lunar Gateway Challenge gallery for more ideas from students across Canada!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the KCJ team.
Need a little guidance and inspiration? Below are some free resources and coding activities to help you and your students get started.
This guide will help you create your AI robot by teaching you key concepts about Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and the Lunar Gateway itself.
Get coding in the classroom with these fun Scratch projects
Check out how Canada contributes to the Lunar Gateway, a brand new space station orbiting the Moon!
Make sure to share pictures, videos, quotes, and screen captures on social media. Tag us at @kidscoding and use the hashtags #codeinthestars and #GatewayChallenge
Curious about what others in the community are doing? Check out the full social media gallery to see even more of what is going in on in the community!
We are united in our passion for innovation in the pursuit of sparking the curiosity of space and beyond.
This project is undertaken with the financial support of the Canadian Space Agency.
Astro Pi is a European Space Agency Education project with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Every year it runs Mission Zero: a non-competitive challenge where students aged 14 and under can send a coded message to run on the Raspberry Pis that are currently on the International Space Station (ISS)!