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FIRST KIDS ON MARS - interactive & educative exhibition for kids

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    First kids on mars is an interactive and educational exhibition for kids designed specially for shopping centers. Kids will experience an amazing adventure, learning about solar system and planet Mars, about gravity and how astronauts travel inside rockets, about Curiosity rover and how humanity can conquer Mars, surrounded by museum quality props, involved in exciting games. They will learn by playing about planet Mars.

    Dressed as astronauts, wearing also helmets, kids will learn about our solar system, all planets, constellations and gravity. They can see all planets using an augmented reality app. They can use a control panel with many buttons to prepare the rocket for the journey to Mars. Inside the rocket, staying on the special chairs, they will experience the vibrations of a rocket launching. Once arrived on Mars, kids will meet the Curiosity Rover, the Martian plants and geologic laboratories. Here they will learn how Mars can be terraformed and will analyze soil samples using a microscope to discover life signs. In the end, they will bury the flag ‘’First Kids on Mars’’ in the Martian soil for funny pictures.

    Children will follow a 60-minute itinerary that simulates a real expedition to Mars, visiting the themed areas, where they can learn by playing.

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    THE KIDS' ITINERARY

  • Exhibition's Entrance

    #All the kids will enter into the Mars adventure the thematic gate. Once they get beyond these doors, kids will follow a special itinerary, they will learn about our solar system and Mars, they will be involved in many interactive activities and will have lots of fun!

  • solar System

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    Kids will learn about our solar system, about the Sun and all 8 planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter and Pluto.
    Using a tablet and an augmented app, kids will see in 3D all planets and they will be able to rotate them.
    In front of a big panel kids will learn about the most important constellations and they will have to rebuild them connecting the dots – using elastic bands.
    Most known constellations like Ursa Major, zodiacal constellation, Orion & Andromeda will be presented to kids. Kids will be asked about their birthday and asked to identify the correct constellation. Also, they will learn about different cosmic objects like meteorites, comets, asteroids or black holes.

  • Gravity

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    Kids will learn about gravitation in an interactive manner using the gravitation table. By pressing a button they will see how all planets are attracted to the Sun.
    They will find gravity is different on every planet and will have the chance to see what is their weight on each planet. Kids can stand on scales for each planet and see their weight. The scale setup also present many interesting info about each planet.
    Kids can press the buttons on each setup to illuminate the planet they are learning about.

  • MARS

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    Kids can find more about planet Mars. They can rotate the 3D planet model and understand more about the shape of Mars.
    Using many buttons, kids can choose to find what info will be displayed on the LCD: distance to Mars, gravity, how many days a Martian year has, mass, volume, structure, weight, temperature etc.
    On the other side of the setup, kids will see all missions made on Mars until now, understanding how many of them were a failure and how many were successful.

  • Rocket launching panel

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    Kids will participate to the mission for preparing the rocket to be launched to Mars. They can use a sequence for some buttons and see on LCDs the corresponding videos for launching rocket preparation: checking batteries, motors, fuel level, oxygen, temperature, ventilation, tanks, satellite connections, automate pilot etc.
    Of course, when all sequences will be finished, the big red button must be pressed for the countdown to start.
    Next, kids will enter inside the big rocket to start their journey to Mars.

  • Rocket to Mars

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    It’s time for all kids to start their journey to Mars. They will enter inside the rocket and take a seat, preparing for launching.
    The entertainer will start the countdown together with all kids. 10, 9, 8… 1… When ready, he will use a remote control and the chairs will start vibrating, simulating the real feeling of a rocket launch. Kids will experience the vibrations for several minutes, simulating the journey to Mars.

  • CURIOSITY Rover

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    Arrived on Mars, it is time for kids to meet the Curiosity rover (at real scale size) and to find how it arrived on Mars. Kids will see a video explaining how was the journey to Mars for Curiosity, how it landed and what instruments is equipped with. Kids will find-out that the main scientific goal of the mission was to search whether Mars could ever have supported life or water and to study the climate and geology of Planet Mars.
    Next, kids will take 3D anaglyph glasses and will use them to see real photos in 3D taken by Curiosity on Mars. They will have the feeling they are on Mars, seeing with their eyes the 3D Mars landscapes.

  • Plants Laboratory

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    It is time to visit the Martian base. Kids will enter inside a transparent dome which is the plants laboratory. Here, they will learn what terraforming means and what steps need to be done by mankind to be able to live on Mars. To provide food and oxygen, people on Mars will need to grow plants.
    Kids will have the mission to place all the plants where they need to stay in order to maintain the oxygen level inside the Martian base.

  • Geology Laboratory

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    Kids will have the mission to collect and analyze some rocks from Mars. They will use the rubber gloves to touch the Martian soil and to dig in the sand to find rocks.
    The entertainer will explain how the rock analyze is done by Curiosity rover and how it tries to find proof of life and water.
    Using some already prepared samples, kids can use the LCD microscope to see what they can find inside rocks from Mars. They will be amazed when they will find proof of life!

  • Funny pictures

    #Kids can mark their first visit on Mars by burring the First Kids on Mars flag in the Martian soil.
    Everybody can take funny pictures with this historical moment!
    In the end, all kids will get their diploma for their proven courage in this amazing Mars adventure.